Learning and Teaching Matters

Problem Lunch – John McGavin shares his problems

Posted on: 13 May, 2008

There was a very successful ‘Problem Lunch’ held on Tuesday May 13th at the Highfield Campus, led by Professor John McGavin (Humanities). The session was presented by John McGavin along with input from four of his English UG students. There was a very good attendance and the discussion was excellent, with input from many colleagues from a range of Schools across the University. Issues raised included concerns from the students about education purely for assessment, which the students (and some academics) felt missed the whole point of education, that without the passion and enthusiasm for the subject area, a broader education was not acheived. There were questions asked about the types of students that came to university and how they managed the transition to a different style of teaching and learning, including what skills were needed in Higher Education.

Presentation slides are available from the new Southampton Educators site (click link below to join) and also the LATEU web site.

Click here to join:

http://sotoneducators.ning.com/?xgi=2kkLxUa

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