Conference paper based on theoretical work around small-groups and acceptance of conflicting paradigms. The research used David Buckingham's work as a starting point to establish that schools are training a mindset that is not particularly prepared for critical thinking at undergraduate level. The findings were that holding debates and small group discussions can help develop independent intellectual ability that then improves essay writing skills. Moving students on, in practice, from 'what do I have to do to get a 2:1' to acknowledging differing perspectives and finding their own voice is a shared pedagogical challenge. Small group seminars can help with the transition from sixth form on multiple levels including the acceptance of differing paradigms.
|Publication status||Unpublished - 4 Jul 2017|
|Event||Higher Education Academy Annual Conference: Generation TEF: Teaching in the spotlight - University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom|
Duration: 4 Jul 2017 → 6 Jul 2017
|Academic conference||Higher Education Academy Annual Conference|
|Abbreviated title||HEA 2017|
|Period||4/07/17 → 6/07/17|