The power of freedom : setting up a multimodal exhibition with undergraduate students to foster their learning and help them to achieve

Abegglen, Sandra and Burns, Tom and Sinfield, Sandra (2016) The power of freedom : setting up a multimodal exhibition with undergraduate students to foster their learning and help them to achieve. Journal of Peer Learning, 9 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2200-2359

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Abstract

The present paper explores the opportunities created by an emancipatory approach to learning and teaching when combined with embedded peer mentoring. First year undergraduate students - most from non-traditional backgrounds - were set the task to explore learning spaces at their university and to present their findings in creative ways in a Multimodal Exhibition during Enhancement Week. They were supported by second year students on their course who acted as coaches, role models, and critics. Our experience - and feedback by students - showed that serious learning is taking place when students are given "the freedom to learn".

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: undergraduate students; undergraduates; non-traditional learners; peer learning; higher education; London Metropolitan University
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Department: School of Social Professions
Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2016 14:17
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2017 08:10
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/1113

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