Facilitation skills for the flipped classroom
Dr Rosemary Fisher & Dr Andrew Rixon (FBL)
The old “chalk and talk” approaches to student teaching are on their way out as students become more aware and enjoy contemporary learning environments, such as those provided through the facilitated flipped classroom. This workshop will help you build on your facilitative and communication skills, to be a more effective designer and leader of flipped learning environments. In this workshop:
- Learn how “Teacher as Facilitator and Coach” can create fun, engaging and impactful classroom environments and improved educational outcomes;
- Learn specific facilitation skills that are key to designing and running successful activities as part of flipped learning classroom environments; and
- Consider next steps on the journey of creating highly successful learner-centred teaching and learning.
Playing to think
Bridgette Engeler (FHAD)
Organisations continuously seek new strategies and tools for creativity and innovation. LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is a facilitated experiential process designed to enhance engagement, business performance and strategic innovation. The method helps participants communicate complex ideas more easily using Lego models, created both individually and in teams. The structured process draws on constructionism and constructivism to elicit deep thinking, metaphors and narratives, authentic collaboration, and problem solving of complex challenges. The method draws on play and storytelling to build deep learning and collaboration, which can more easily be provoked when people build ideas with their hands rather than just talk discussion and/or traditional meeting formats. The session is a brief introduction to how LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® transcends being just a children’s toy to complement thinking, creativity and innovation methods and processes. The method can help groups build a solid understanding of a problem in order to reach creative solutions. In addition, it supports and enhances problem-solving by combining logical thinking and creative imagination. This workshop will demonstrate how it can also be used during team meetings to communicate visually using a storytelling approach. The models built by participants serve discussion to establish the flow of knowledge and thinking, to solve problems, to ensure inclusive and open discussion, enhance engagement and commitment, and empower people to make strategic decisions and take action.
Co-creating assessment curriculum and assessment with students
Dr Alison de Kruiff, Pauliina Mattila and Dr Christine Thong (FHAD)
The proposed workshop is aimed at exploring ways of integrating co-creation with students into assessment practice and curriculum development as an innovative approach to learning and teaching. Examples used in Design Factory will be shared as cases before workshop participants actively explore how they might integrate co-creation into their own practices to enhance learning and teaching experience for students. Specific attention will be paid to assessment, however participants are welcome to explore integration of co-creation into other relevant aspects of curriculum. Currently Design Factory uses co-creation to inform peer assessment protocols, learning and teaching expectations, supervisor – research candidate protocols as well as extra curricular activities to support a positive learning culture.