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Abegglen, Sandra; Burns, Tom; Sinfield, Sandra
Publisher: University of Wollongong
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: dewey370

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The present paper explores the opportunities created by an emancipatory approach to learning and teaching when combined with embedded peer mentoring. First year undergraduate students - most from non-traditional backgrounds - were set the task to explore learning spaces at their university and to present their findings in creative ways in a Multimodal Exhibition during Enhancement Week. They were supported by second year students on their course who acted as coaches, role models, and critics. Our experience - and feedback by students - showed that serious learning is taking place when students are given "the freedom to learn".
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