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"The challenge is how best to utilise existing and emerging teaching styles and resources to meet differing learning modalities."
Dr Chris Blackman, Department of Chemistry
The concept of Learning Conversations was first proposed by
a Gordon Pask in the 1970’s. It is helpful when thinking about
structuring learning that recognises the backgrounds and prior learning
of students. Read the Quality Improvement Agency's paper on learning conversations.
Further information about the work of Gordon Pask and further development of the concept can be found here:
Emotional Intelligence, first proposed by David Goreman
(1995) is now being explored for its value in HE (Mortiboys (2005). Its
relevance to the international curriculum is articulated by Sherlock
(2005) as promoting values of open-mindedness, inclusion, respect and
Read Alan Mortiboys' paper Teaching with emotional intelligence published on the HEA website.
Open Space for Dialogue and Enquiry
Nottingham University's Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice runs the website Open Safe Spaces for Dialogue and Enquiry which focuses on global issues and perspectives. It is concerned with the development of a safe learning environment that encourages the participation of all learners, whatever their views and beliefs and on whatever subject, however emotive.
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