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Advancing Learning and Teaching in Global Research-intensive Universities

Taviton 433 (Can be found in the SSEES Building on Taviton Street)
25 March 2009 15:30-17:00

Debates in HE are often driven by factors which are outside the control of the individuals affected by them. The recent focus on
the development of learning and teaching in research-intensive universities is an example of an issue which has given rise to much discussion.

This seminar will focus on the contested place of learning and teaching in the life of academic staff, drawing on research into their experience of early career initial teacher education courses. The data was gathered at research-intensive universities in Sweden and England and similarities and differences between approaches to initial courses will be analysed and debated. Bourdieu's field theory will inform and enrich the evaluation of the symbolic capital enjoyed by the diverse fields of the academy. The debate will attempt to unravel a few strands in the complex web of influences which shape academic life and consider why, in the words of one young lecturer, where teaching is concerned, sometimes 'the culture drags you down'.

Speaker: Rosalind Duhs, CALT, UCL

Venue: Taviton 433 (Can be found in the SSEES Building on Taviton Street)

Contact Name:
Peter Phillips
Contact Telephone:
020 7679 1792.
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