On the value of placements – a tweetchat

Join us via tweetchat at #SHU_AL (Applied Learning Academic Interest Group) this Thursday morning at 9am – 10 am as we explore the topic of Successful Placements.

“When students come back from placement it is like they have had their eyes opened.” This comment is something I hear frequently from academics. It appears that, for many students and their tutors, a placement experience is a prerequisite to being able to engage as a learner in university. Until that point, the comment suggests, learning has been an abstracted activity with little to interest one in the way of life context.

This one hour structured discussion will explore successful placements and how they enhance student learning on their course.

To take part simply search for the #SHU_AL hashtag on Twitter between 9 and 10. There will be five questions (Q1… to Q5). Answer A1… to A5 and include the hashtag in your reply. Reply to, favourite and retweet responses from others. Share your experience, useful links or ask further questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

The tweetchat will be run in parallel with a workshop in which the same questions will be discussed.

About Andrew Middleton

NTF, PFHEA, committed to active learning, co-operative pedagogies, media-enhanced teaching and learning, authentic learning, postdigital learning spaces. Key publication: Middleton, A. (2018). Reimagining Spaces for Learning in Higher Education. Palgrave.
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