This clip outlines an inspiring example of experiential approaches to understanding theory and practice. The Experiential and Constructionist learning styles are student centred pedagogic methods which allow the learner to be challenged. These approaches aim to foster reflective learning and to gain knowledge and experience of different perspectives on various issues. Dr Statham explains simulations used to enable the students to challenge themselves about their own perceptions and to reflect on from various viewpoints. She explains effective student centred simulations about understanding the EU and the amusing Zombie Emergency Response Team which engages the students in challenging their own pre-conceptions. Both simulations are prompts for discussion and reflections on implications of their modules on politics and social policy, but , also, the skill of reflective writing.
Dr Alison Statham
Senior Lecturer in Politics and Teacher Fellow, Academic Practice Officer.
Business and Law
Leicester Business School
Department of Politics and Public Policy
The Gateway, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, LE9 9NP.
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