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Student-Generated Induction Workshop: A Social Identity Approach Date: Thursday 19th July 2012. Venue: Royal Station Hotel, York (next to York Railway Station)

About the Workshop The conventional approach to induction and transition is to use meetings and different media to tell the students the information they need to know. It is also common to address socialisation separately from the provision of course-related information. Participants in this workshop will have the chance to share issues and concerns relating to induction and transition. A key part of this event will be the opportunity to experience a distinct social identity approach in which the students communicate and visualise their needs to each other and to those responsible for support. The Shared Thinking practice, developed at University of Glasgow, has already been applied to induction and transition at different universities and for different disciplines. It has also been used with groups of up to 300 in a single session. This workshop will be useful in providing a chance to explore a particular theoretical framework and to experience a technology-supported practice that creates a participant-led approach to induction and transition.

Target Audience for this Workshop    

Learning-support professionals interested in alternative socially authentic approaches to student induction and transition Academic staff interested in applications of social and relational approaches to student induction and transition Managers, Heads of Department and other senior staff interested in new and measurable conceptions of student induction and transition Learning technology professionals interested in group-learning in the technology-rich classroom

Structure of the Workshop 10.30 COFFEE/TEA on Arrival 10.45 Introduction: Outline of the day, defining terms and background 11.00 Sharing Current Issues & Concerns for Induction 12.00 Learning Design for Student Induction 12.30 LUNCH 1.00: Theory for Induction and Transition


1.45: Student-Generated Induction (Shared Thinking practice) 2.15: TEA/COFFEE 2.30: Measures & Evaluation of Student-Generated Induction 3.15: Review 3.30: Close

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Booking Form for York Workshop  

Details and booking form for Workshop on Student-Generated Induction: A Social Identity Approach to be held in York July 19th 2012