Project Dissemination Workshop
The first project dissemination workshop was held successfully at Roehampton University on Friday 11th April 2014. Fifty delegates attended.
Concluding video discussion provide fascinating insights into the issues covered and what this HEA funded Developing Historical Thinking project is bringing to research in this field.
Developing Undergraduate Students’ Understanding of Historical Enquiry and Research Through Flexible Online Learning and Feedback University of Roehampton How do we help students make the transition from guided study at school and college level to the more independent learning required at university? How can we encourage students to be reflective and self-aware in their approach to their academic work? How do we teach students to be effective and discerning researchers? This event offered some possible digital solutions to these questions. The workshop presented the initial findings from the HEA-funded collaborative teaching development project, run by Edge Hill and Roehampton universities, which explored using online tools and platforms to support student learning on two first-year undergraduate history courses. The workshop included presentations from students and academic staff involved in the project, and offered evaluations of usage data gathered from the module sites. The workshop also covered technical aspects of the project such as the employment of Mahara e-portfolio software. The workshop appealed to teachers of history in both secondary and further/higher education, and those looking to develop, refresh and enhance first-year methodology and skills courses in history and other related arts and humanities subjects. The event was free and included refreshments and a lunch.