The higher education classroom: a private space?

Along with my colleague Kate Borthwick I will be presenting at the University of Southampton Higher Education Research Group on Tuesday.

Despite quality assurance and enhancement activities the act of classroom teaching and the assessment of student learning remains an essentially private endeavour, hidden from our academic colleagues outside the institution and to a large extent from our own colleagues locally. The resources used in teaching (e.g. slides, handouts, diagrams) and the outputs of students' learning (e.g. essays) are seldom shared outside the institution and are often only seen and used by the actual classroom teacher. We will report on two activities which disrupt this privacy - the Humbox, an online repository for sharing humanities teaching resources and D├ębut, a reviewed academic journal for undergraduate students of languages and related studies.

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