The Lowry Theatre in Salford was well represented by the Teesside University staff and students at the 3rd HEA Arts and Humanities annual learning and teaching conference, this year titled ‘Heroes and monsters: extra-ordinary tales of learning and teaching in the arts and humanities’
The first presentation was by Senior Lecturer Heike Salzer who spoke aboutapedagogical research project undertaken with her BA Dance students in spring 2014 where she considered the emotional culture that students operate in and if the values and norms develop and change during the course of their degree.
This was followed by Teaching Fellow Richard Sober and two interior students, first year Emily Hogg and second year student Rebecca Hayman. They presented a paper discussing student perceptions of current Higher education debates including value for money, independent learning and developing a readiness for employment. The session was chaired by Carolyn Bew the National Lead for Art & Design and she invited them to reprise the paper at the HEA Teaching in Practice conference later this month in London