Exploring the Ecology of Teaching
& Learning in Higher Education
Norman Jackson assisted by Eleanor Hannan
This contribution to the Jan 31st Teaching and Learning Conversations provides an opportunity to explore a bunch of ideas that try to develop an ecological perspective on higher education teaching and learning practices, particularly those pedagogic practices that encourage learners to use and develop their creativity. The session is formed around a series of concepts and propositions interspersed with activities and opportunities for discussion and feedback.
Prior to the TLC event it would be really helpful if participants could create a short (200word) narrative or annotated sketch of an approach they have used in their own teaching practice to encourage students to use their creativity. This will provide a resource that can be analysed and reflected upon during and after the conversation.
I am gathering feedback on these ideas through an anonymous online questionnaire. If you can find the time I would be very grateful for your thoughts. I will provide a link to the results so you can see what other participants thought. You can access the survey at:
MODEL OF A LEARNING ECOLOGY
creativity emerges through the relationships and interactions
NEW : Responses to questions and comments
EXAMPLE OF USING THE FRAMEWORK TO EVALUATE A TEACHING AND LEARNING SITUATION
thanks to Ellie Hannan Manchester Metropolitan University for providing the illustration
Ellie's article describing her analysis in more detail published in Creatice Academic Magazine
Creative Academic Magazine is looking for further illustrations of how the learning ecology framework can be applied and interpreted to specific teaching and learning situations. If you have a narrative of how you have tried to encourage students to use their creativity and would like contribute to the Creative Pedagogies for Creative Learning Ecologies project - please let me know firstname.lastname@example.org