SLED at BISA 09
POLIS was well represented at the first ever teaching and learning innovations poster session at the British International Studies Association (BISA) conference in Leicester.
Recent POLIS graduate Dora Meade and current POLIS student Jack Smith inspired delegates with an explanation as to how the innovative student led discussion fora developed in POLIS, such as PASS and TAT, work.
Delegates were very impressed by both Dora and Jack's enthusiasm and commitment to the scheme. Having undergraduate students or even recent graduates presenting posters at academic conferences is extremely rare-so well done to both of them.
Dr Simon Lightfoot highlighted the uses of podcasts that he and Dr Jason Ralph developed as part of their C-SAP project. He even gave a practical demonstration to show how easy the technology is to use!
They were joined by colleagues from the Universities of Hull, Lincoln and Birmingham.
The British International Studies Association (BISA) is an independent academic organisation which promotes the study of International Relations and related subjects through teaching, research and the facilitation of contact between scholars. It is the professional organisation for academic and practitioners of International Relations in the United Kingdom and beyond.
POLIS Student-Led Discussion Network
The SLED network enthuses and empowers students, resists the 'massification' of education and promotes democratic methods of learning.
Roundhouse Journal - Autumn 2009 (External site)