The Caribbean Programme
Using WebCT, distance learning Masters (MEd) students in the Caribbean worked with each other to read about and reflect on various research-related aspects, enabling them to carry out their research, discussing concepts of research positionality, communities of practice, methodological issues and reflective skills along the way.
A mixed group of UK and Chinese students explored the potential of LAMS through by working through a sequence and then designing their own series of activities using the tool. Significant features of this project are the collaborative construction of knowledge in intercultural settings in which the students engaged and the opportunity it gave them to design their own context-specific learning sequences.
Learning to Teach from Inquiry into Learning (King’s Learning Institute, King’s College London)
The purpose of the project is to foster inquiry based approaches to teaching in a disciplinary context, encouraging teachers and researchers to develop a critical understanding of what is meant by learning in the context of higher education, evaluate psychological and sociological factors affecting students’ learning in higher education and develop a critical perspective on theories of student learning.