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ANKÜNDIGUNG: Professor Dr. Ray Land (Durham University) am 30.05. zu Gast in unserem Institut

In this lecture, Professor Dr. Ray Land (Durham University) provides an outline of the thresholds approach followed by an exploration of its implications for curriculum design and academic practice both in a research-led context and in an environment where issues of student satisfaction with their learning experience are increasingly prevalent.


Vortrag: "Threshold Concepts & Troublesome Knowledge: a transformative approach to learning."

  • Mittwoch, 30.05.2018
  • 10-12 Uhr
  • Emil-Figge-Str. 50, Raum 3.112
  • Vortragssprache ist Englisch
  • Eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich


Abstract:

 As Shulman observed (2005), ‘without a certain amount of anxiety and risk, there's a limit to how much learning occurs. One must have something at stake. No emotional investment, no intellectual or formational yield’.

The ‘threshold concepts’ approach to student learning advocates the idea that certain concepts or practices can act in the manner of a portal, through which a changed perspective opens up for the learner. These conceptual gateways are often the points at which students experience difficulty and can be troublesome as they require a letting go of customary ways of seeing.

They provoke a state of ‘liminality’ – a space of transformation and transition from an earlier understanding or practice towards that which is required. This tends to be uncomfortable, and may leave the learner in a suspended state, or 'stuck place', in which understanding approximates to a kind of 'mimicry' or lack of authenticity. This session will provide an outline of the thresholds approach followed by an exploration of its implications for curriculum design and academic practice both in a research-led context and in an environment where issues of student satisfaction with their learning experience are increasingly prevalent.