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Date posted: 06/10/2007
Wednesday 9th January 13.00 - Thursday 10th January 16.00
This event continues to explore the meanings of Learning in and for a Complex World. It provides a starting point for an Appreciative Inquiry aimed at discovering how we currently provide opportunities for immersive experiences in higher education and whether there are more and better ways of doing it. It will appeal to anyone who is interested in encouraging movement towards a more experiential, ?real world? curriculum.
We are making an assumption that people who want to participate in this collaborative enquiry have experienced for themselves the power of immersive experiences ? situations where we are engulfed in challenging contexts for working and learning requiring intensive, prolonged physical, intellectual and emotional engagement. Such situations encourage learning to be and involve becoming different, rather than just learning about. They have the potential to stimulate creativity and transform people.
We want to attract diverse perspectives to this enquiry. Examples of immersive contexts might include: work placement, term-time employment, internships, volunteering or social enterprise, entrepreneurial activity, certain types of intensive collaborative enquiries perhaps involving role play, field work/study situations or projects, study tours, participation in ?assessment centres? and virtual worlds like ?second life?, extra-curricular processes?and many more!
All participants? are required to contribute a story using a simple template about an immersive experience that they have had and these examples will be incorporated into an Immersive Experience Narrative.
Professor David Boud, an international expert on experiential learning, will be our guest commentator. He will be providing a background paper aimed at locating immersive experience within the knowledge domain of experiential learning.
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