Engaging with our students’ lives

Think about elements of a module you teach that could make greater use of students’ experiences in informal learning contexts.

Is this something that fits with your sense of how students develop knowledge in your discipline?

How might you encourage them to draw on these experiences in this module?

What might be the differences between students’ conceptions of knowledge in their everyday lives and the conceptions of knowledge that are important in your subject area?

Do you have any concerns about taking this kind of approach?