I’m very excited to host a talk by Mike Neary and Joss Winn who are in town this week for the Mobility Shifts conference.
Professors Neary and Winn talk about their Student as Producer project, which seeks to connect undergraduate teaching and learning and academic research so that students become part of the academic project of the university: as producers of knowledge and meaning. They will discuss the intellectual ideas that lie behind the concept of Student as Producer, and how that idea is being developed across the sector and at the University of Lincoln. The theoretical basis is derived from critical social theory grounded in avant-garde Marxism that developed in the first half of the twentieth century. A key issue for Student as Producer is that social learning is more than individual learning in a social context, and includes the way in which the social context itself is transformed through progressive pedagogic practice.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 2:30 p.m.
Adelphi University Manhattan Center, room 263
75 Varick Street, Second Floor
New York, NY 10013