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Visual approaches to teaching and assessment: inclusive practice

Location:
University of Brighton, England, BN1 9PH Room 101, Mayfield House, Falmer Campus
Date(s):
15 July 2008 13:00-16:00

Disability Equality Partnership Inclusive policy and practice: Research Seminar Series 
 
Visual approaches to teaching and assessment: inclusive practice

by Pauline Ridley, Alice Fox and Jane Fox
  
Map and directions at www.brighton.ac.uk/maps/falmer.php?PageId=756
 
Details of the research to be presented:
 
This session will present the findings of two interlinked pieces of research which provide insights into how visual approaches to teaching and assessment can be developed to benefit students with and without disabilities. They are:
 

  1. Access to Art (a2a) a community /university project which has brought together university students, staff and adults with learning difficulties to develop an innovative and successful visual arts course whose work has been exhibited at Tate Modern.
  2. Visual assessment practices - the above work has also contributed to a wider project, jointly funded by the LearnHigher CETL and the HEA Subject Centre for Art Design Media, to explore the use of visual assessment practices in different disciplines.

 
Themes for discussion in this seminar include the very positive impact on all students of adopting more creative and inclusive approaches to assessment design; the importance of articulating tacit expectations, particularly when unfamiliar assessment formats are adopted; ways to improve access to and participation within HE for students with learning difficulties; the ethical, technical and methodological issues that arise from researching non-verbal aspects of student learning.
 
 There are 30 free-of-charge places available for this seminar, and these will be allocated on a strictly first-come-first served basis.  You should await confirmation of a place before attending.
 
To reserve your place, please email inclusion@heacademy.ac.uk by 12.00pm Tuesday 8th July 2008.  Please indicate if you have any accessibility or dietary requirements at the time of booking

Website:
http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/ResearchSeminar_15jul_08
Contact Email:
inclusion@heacademy.ac.uk

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