The third HEA Arts and Humanities annual learning and teaching conference will take place on 2 – 4 June 2014 at The Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester
The lecture spectre. Susan Ryland, Imperial College, London.
The spectral trace of the ‘old school’ university lecture still lurks in its favourite haunting: the lecture theatre. Here, massed students are constrained both physically and mentally – their dead-eyed stares a stark reminder of just how uncaptivated a captive audience can be. This paper reviews an action research project with first year Fine Art and Arts and Media students that explores the use of collage in lecture note-taking. The premise being that collage note-taking might offer a transformative rather than transmissive approach to teaching and learning, thereby helping students build essential cognitive connections between theory and practice.