During the 2011-12 academic year we undertook a piece of experimental teaching and learning that we called Stories & Streams:
‘Stories & Streams’ is a case study in delivering student-led, problem-based and peer-to-peer media education. The case study focuses on an experimental teaching and learning programme in which two groups of students, working towards different learning outcomes, negotiate their learning in a common problem space.
This structure was proposed as a way of addressing issues of motivation and engagement with learning and as a response to the instrumental consumption of media education framed by the employability agenda; in action the structure actually enabled deeper learning of soft skills which are known to contribute to employability of graduates.
(from HEA Networks magazine)
Over the year we spoke about the project at a number of conferences, and Paul has produced a teaching resource that you can download for free from LeanPub. We received a lot of interest in the ideas that we were unpicking and so this summer we are hosting an event on 6th June where will discuss “collaborative learning, collaborative journalism”.
The event takes place at BCU’s City North Campus, Perry Barr. If you’d like to discuss our project or share ideas for collaborative learning and collaborative journalism please book a place via the HEA website.