Kay Sambell & Mel Gibson delivered a paper to Learning Development in HE Network (LDHEN) ‘Working for Students’ Success’, 2nd UK conference, hosted by Northumbria University. Kay Sambell and Mel Gibson ‘MEDAL : Making a difference: Educational Development to enhance Academic Literacy.- exploring inter-disciplinary approaches in Childhood Studies teaching across the sector. You can obtain slides from the presentation here.
MEDAL Consortium members collaborated with the English Subject Centre day, hosted by Pam Knights, Durham University on ‘Teaching Children’s Fiction’.
Kay Sambell presented the outcomes of its initial research into the student experience of studying childhood at the Higher Education Academy Annual Conference in Edinburgh. ‘Exciting, challenging, refreshing – but no easy ride!’ Student perspectives of interdisciplinary study: the MEDAL project. You can obtain slides from the presentation here.
Kay Sambell drew upon a MEDAL case study in a paper she was asked to present in a symposium, convened by Berry O'Donovan, on 'Involving Students in Assessment' at the 13th Improving Student Learning Symposium, Imperial College, London, UK, 5-7 September 2005: 'Improving Learning Through Assessment. Her paper was entitled 'Assessment for learning: developing autonomous learners in Childhood Studies'. You can obtain slides from the presentation here.
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Fiction and Visual Narrative
There were two MEDAL papers presented at the Childhood Cultures Research Group study day on Representations of Childhood, Newcastle University, 15th February 2006. Kay Sambell and Mel Gibson offered a presentation entitled ‘Representations of changing childhoods: blurring boundaries’. Mel Gibson also delivered a paper on ‘Girl peer groups in comics’.
Mel Gibson ran a session on the MEDAL project at the University of Northumbria on 13th February 2006 for a group of colleagues from the University of Utrecht who are on a study tour of Britain.
Kay Sambell and Mel Gibson offered a presentation on the MEDAL project to Dr Lars Geschwind of the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education at the University of Northumbria on 23rd February 2006.
MEDAL hosted a visit of twelve students and two lecturers from The Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin to the University of Northumbria on 24th February 2006. This whole day study visit involved a presentation of the MEDAL project, along with an informal lunchtime display and discussion of MEDAL student-created posters involving Year Three Jt Hons Childhood Studies students participating in a module on Perspectives on Children's Literature. In addition, there was a two-hour workshop session in which students from Year Two of the Jt Hons programme collaborated with Dublin students using MEDAL materials on visual literacy.
CSPN regional meeting hosted at Newcastle, 10th March 2006. Guest speaker Dr N Matthews, gave a presentation and led discussion on the ‘In the Picture’ project (SCOPE). Dr Matthews also led a workshop about the project for students from Year Two of the Jt Hons programme at the University of Northumbria in the afternoon.
John Issitt ran an event for 6th formers at York on theme of Childhood in March 2006.
In The Picture project : MEDAL regional study day
Dr Nicole Matthews
pictured during workshops with staff and students involved in the MEDAL
project. The workshops, hosted by Northumbria University, focused on In
The Picture, an innovative three year project which aims to promote the
inclusion of disabled children in early years' picture books.
MEDAL presentation as part of postgraduate conference, The Child and the Book, held at the University of Newcastle on April 7-9 2006. http://www.ncl.ac.uk/niassh/childandthebook/
Writing in the disciplines consortium,
Queen Mary University, London. May 3-5th 2006.
Writing Development in Higher Education
Conference, Milton Keynes May 11th-12th 2006.
HE Academy conference 3-5 July 2006
Kay Sambell: ‘Putting the scholarship
of assessment into practice: student perspectives of an Assessment for
Learning (AFL) approach to interdisciplinary study.’
Northumbria EARLI SIG Assessment Conference:
30 Aug – 1 Sept 2006: Redworth Hall.
EARLI SIG on Writing Conference, Antwerp
IS SOTL Washington, DC. November 2006.
Making a greater difference: connecting to transformational agendas.
Mel Gibson, Kay Sambell
and Linda Graham talked about the theme of ‘Accessing Expertise’
: ‘Horses for courses’: adapting innovative approaches to
childhood studies teaching for use in other pedagogic contexts, FDTL HEA
Annual Conference, Bristol, February, 2007. They also presented a poster.
31st January 2007. Kay Sambell and Mel Gibson ran a half-day workshop for the Early Childhood Studies Teaching team at Roehampton University on the topic Putting AfL into Practice in Childhood Studies and interdisciplinary areas’.
28th Feb 2007. Kay Sambell, Mel Gibson and Linda Graham offered a half-day invited workshop to staff at Leeds Metropolitan University using some MEDAL Case Book materials: ‘Student perspectives of feedback and assessment for learning.’
March 22nd, 2007. Kay Sambell, Mel Gibson and Linda Graham offered a workshop including MEDAL case materials at the University of Teeside. ‘Using Assessment for Learning Strategies to Develop Student Involvement.’
Kay Sambell and Mel Gibson offered a presentation and linked poster to the Higher Education Academy Annual conference, July 2007, whose theme was ‘Engaging Students.’ Their talk was called – ‘Playing with ideas: Student publications as literacy events which engage learners in academic communities of practice within the discipline,’ and focused on case studies in Childhood Studies.
On September 11th-12th. Kay and Mel offered a presentation to Northumbria Learning and Teaching conference . Gosforth Marriott, ‘Enhancing the student experience’. The presentation was entitled ‘Visions and voices: using assessment for learning approaches to involve students in sharing and publishing their ideas.’
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