Focus on the student role

This activity is designed in such a way that the students give conscious thought as to the kinds of relationships they would like to see and that would enhance learning, and to their own responsibility for these relationships. This activity could be assessed – this would depend on the kinds of outcomes set for the course. Students can work on their own or in groups. The final list could be pasted on a wall or an electronic site.

Instructions to students

Discuss and write down the kind of relationships that should exist in this class, that would ensure that this class is conducive to learning for all students. (Five bulleted points)

Discuss these ideas in plenary and devise a composite description of these relationships.

Write down a set of indicators for what you would expect to see, that would demonstrate that these relationships are being upheld by:

The teacher

The student – towards others

The student – role in relation to own learning