GW4 Widening Participation Network Workshop
Dr Sue Timmis (University of Bristol), Professor David James (Cardiff University) and Professor Jane Seale (University of Exeter)
4.10, 35 Berkeley Sq, BS8 1JA
Exploring the intersections of inclusion and participation
Introduction: Integrating widening participation and inclusion research and practice Policy makers increasingly note the short comings of WP in focusing on access to university and ignoring the quality, nature, depth and comparative success of participation experienced by disadvantaged students. In contrast, the inclusion field focuses on improving the learning experiences of students once they have accessed education. Inclusion debates and practices however also tend to be narrow in that they focus on schools or disabled university students.
Nevertheless they offer useful insights into particular aspects of learning experiences e.g. the role of technology in mediating participation. In this workshop one we will explore the intersections of inclusion and participation paying particular attention to pedagogy; institutional contexts and culture and powerful mediators of participation such as assessment and technology.
|Registration: tea/coffee||10:00 -10:30am|
|Welcome and Introduction||Dr Sue Timmis and colleagues||10:30 - 10:45am|
Speaker One: Wider or deeper? Learning, assessment and participation in HE
|Professor David James, Cardiff University||10:45 - 11:30am|
Speaker Two: Access or Empowerment: Learning, technology and inclusion in HE
|Professor Jane Seale, University of Exeter||11:30 - 12:15pm|
|Lunch||12:15pm - 1pm|
|Small group multi-stakeholder discussions||
Drawing on our own research and practice experiences: Can the WP and inclusion discourses inform one another to create new spaces for collaboration and exploration?
|1 - 2:30pm|
|Break||2:30 - 3pm|
Distiling out potential research questions and designs that will inform discussions within the final workshop.
|3 - 4pm|
To book a place, please email: Jo.Rose@bristol.ac.uk
There are 60 places in total and we are hoping to be able to welcome 15 colleagues from each of the GW4 institutions. Travel costs will be reimbursed.
For those who are successful in booking a place at this workshop, we will send a short form asking them to share some details about themselves and how their research and/or practice relates to widening participation and/or inclusion. This information will be used as part of the small-group discussions.