Playing with Learning


Unlocking the Learning Experience conference 2008

Organised on behalf of The Higher Education Academy, the first Playing with Learning conference, Unlocking the Learning Experience, was designed for practitioners from all disciplines delivering HE programmes in Further Education Colleges, but also attracted University lecturers with a particular interest in adding to their existing repertoire of teaching techniques.

As the day progressed, delegates filled their free shopping bag with a range of tools and resources, all included in the conference fee, to enhance their teaching and help in the motivatation of their learners. These included:

  • Colin Beard’s latest book – The Power of Experiential Learning: A Handbook for Trainers and Educators
  • Will Thomas & Brin Best’s - The Creative Teaching and Learning Toolkit: a book shortlisted for "Educational Resource of the Year"
  • A DVD on Assessment and Learning
  • Packs of playing cards to assist in creating debate and discussion on Assessment.
  • A Power Card Toolkit
  • And a wide variety of electronic resources

Please see the programme on the right for details of the Forum Theatre, Dr Colin Beard's keynote speech, Gary King's Feedback & Evaluation Through Art, and the 16 workshop choices.


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