This workshop will be useful for PhD students and early career teachers who want to go beyond standard teacher training and are looking for ideas and techniques to foster student engagement in dynamic ways. It offers ways in which teachers can create an environment in small groups and seminars to encourage critical engagement from students. We look at three ways this can be fostered:
Lesson Planning: What are some techniques you can incorporate in your lesson plan to foster critical student engagement?
You as the Facilitator: How do you create an environment where students are encouraged and supported in engaging critically?
Student-Led Group Work: How can students direct their own learning through group discussion?
Alignment to UKPSF: A1, A2, A4, K2, K3, V1, V2
Please note that the time and venue details below are subject to confirmation. If you sign up now, you will be notified of any changes via email.
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Jenny Wing Haang Mak
Karen Borg Cardona
|Jenny Mak is an Early Career researcher in English and Comparative Literary Studies, having just completed her PhD at Warwick. Her PhD thesis, titled ‘Kinaesthetic Bodies in Contemporary Literature’, looked at the embodied experiences of globalisation in contemporary, post-1945 world literature. She is also a writer, with experience doing creative writing in various genres (short stories, poetry, theatre, film, blogs) and most recently, leading a workshop on creative writing. She has taught seminars and lectured on English Literature and academic writing at university level.||Karen Borg Cardona is an Early Career researcher in English and Comparative Literary Studies, having recently completed a Ph.D. in contemporary world literature. She received her bachelor’s degree in English and Communication Studies from the University of Malta and a master’s degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies from the University of Warwick. She has experience teaching English as a foreign language, giving private tuition in English literature and language, and most recently, lecturing and leading seminars on an undergraduate module examining the concept of modernity within world literature.|