IBL events so far
January away day
The TILL-CILASS project began with an event where full-time staff could share their understandings of IBL, and exchange ideas about how we might best use it within TILL. There was a whole range of interesting discussions, covering topics such as IBL and technology; the role of groupwork and collaborative assessment; and the appeal of IBL to mature students.
The January event set an agenda for future activities, including the formation of a TILL Research Group that would concentrate, in the first instance, on the research questions raised by the TILL-CILASS project. In sharing what we already do, it laid the foundations for taking that further with the new and modified modules to be rolled out over the next two academic years.
June away day
This event was followed by a much larger one on the 18th of June, which included students and hourly-paid tutors. It was a really good opportunity for these constituencies at the heart of TILL to discuss IBL, what it might have to offer, and how it could be developed in this department.
The quality of discussions was extremely high, with a number of valid viewpoints offered, from students who questioned how they would be supported through IBL learning activities, to tutors who wanted to know how it affected their work and responsibilities.
There is more information about the day on the TILL-CILASS blog. This contains a series of reports from the day, the first of which can be found at:
Also available on the right-hand side of this page are the two PowerPoint presentations used on the day, free for you to download.
There are also photos from the day available at: