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Thinking CapsActive learning spaces and collaborative approaches to enhance student engagement learning'Thinking Caps' Active and Collaborative Learning Approaches to Enhance Student Engagement

Coulter, Janet (2015) Thinking CapsActive learning spaces and collaborative approaches to enhance student engagement learning'Thinking Caps' Active and Collaborative Learning Approaches to Enhance Student Engagement. In: CHERP Annual Conference 2015, Jordanstown, Ulster University. Ulster University. 2 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

This paper examines how parallel thinking approaches were used to support enquiry-based learning in small group teaching. These collaborative approaches enriched students’ understanding, of the learning process and enabled them to think laterally and identify alternative solutions to their research questions. A change of approach to the learning environment enhanced pedagogical innovations. Introducing role-play and gaming helped to remove learning barriers and encouraged peer interaction. The outcomes enabled the students to apply new thinking approaches to a range of creative challenges.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:Active Learning
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Future and Virtual Worlds
ID Code:33976
Deposited By: Ms Janet Coulter
Deposited On:24 Mar 2016 14:05
Last Modified:24 Mar 2016 14:05

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