Learning how to learn in higher education. Conference, Clifton Campus, Nottingham Trent University, UK, 12 November.

12 Nov 2011 - 10:30am

This is a cordial invitation to attend a conference about

Learning how to learn in higher education: Students do action research to improve their practice as learners

The conference is about an innovative way of enabling new undergraduate students to learn how to learn in higher education. It is based on the INQUIRY INTO LEARNING (IIL) approach which is presented in the new
Routledge publication: Developing Inquiry for Learning. A personal copy of the book will be sent to you before the conference. It describes and explains the approach and demonstrates its application and development.

The aim of the conference is to assist you to explore this approach and critically consider how it could be adopted / adapted to existing provision at your own university and/or in your own Programme. You are invited to bring the questions and concerns raised as you read the book, to the Conference and explore them with IIL tutors, current students and recent graduates. Time will be given to clarifying underpinning values, principles and theoretical
frameworks, and most of the time will be group based work to enable you to explore ways in which the IIL approach could develop and enrich the existing provision within your universities, as generic support and/or within your specific programmes.
Running from 10.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. on Saturday 12th November, the conference will take place on the Clifton Campus of Nottingham Trent University. The venue is easily accessible from the M1 motorway or Nottingham rail station. Refreshments will be provided.

Contact Julie Stravino or Julie.stravino@ntu.ac.uk to register for the Conference, as soon as possible and not later than 12th October.

The Conference Fee of £75 covers the cost of the book (which will be sent to you near the end of October together with other Conference documentation) as well as all refreshments at the Conference.
Contact me with questions or requests about IIL, the book, or the Conference.
Peter Ovens