Deadline for proposals: 15th May
This PIM hopes to address and clarify how EAP professionals working in universities might react to changes in ways in which their students are being taught and assessed. Recent work in this area has shown that different disciplines are working in very different ways with their students. It is now possible to find students working on reflective journals and blogs (both written and spoken), leading seminars, working in teams in a problem based learning environment, dealing with the challenges of flipped classrooms, contributing to wikis on VLEs, participating in small scale research leading to summative research reports, and contributing to task-based group work. Some of the assessment work being done focuses not only on the display of knowledge but also on the quality of intellectual analysis and a response to an employability agenda. Much of this may be very unfamiliar to our students and the support required of EAP professionals, both in taught pre-course EAP curricula and in insessional support, is a key element of our students’ success.
The PIM will provide an opportunity for colleagues to share their experiences of supporting international students in different pedagogical contexts, and of the challenges they face and the interventions they have developed.
For further information, please see the events website directly (link below).
Proposals for presentations or workshops should be sent to: Exeter.PIM@exeter.ac.uk