We would like to invite you to a seminar called Feedback & Evaluation.
WHEN: 8-9 December 2017 9:30-15:30
TEACHER: Sophia Butt
FOR: Masaryk University PhD students and academics
WHERE: Komenského nám. 2, Brno; Friday 8. 12. 9:30–15:30 KOM 213, Saturday 9. 12. 9:30–15:30 KOM 213
ADMISSION: free of charge
- Day 1: Encouraging Student Autonomy through Reflective Writing
- Day 2: Reflective Teaching Observations – Quality Assurance & Personal Development
A rapidly growing number of educational establishments around the world now see themselves as businesses competing with one another to seek profit maximisation and competitive global rankings. Simultaneously, and by default, the role of consumers has been assumed by its students: they are sold an education with blatant promises of both value for money and a virtual guarantee of success – in and beyond the classroom. Target-setting has become the norm, with little accountability all round…
This two-day course highlights the value of introspection by key stakeholders in the education sector. Specifically, Day 1 will concentrate on students and how they can be encouraged by practitioners to understand the benefits of taking ownership for their progress through self-reflection. By contrast, Day 2 will focus on practitioners by outlining what the British Council (2012) called “a pioneering reflective observation process” designed to meet the needs of both quality assurance, and personal development. Both days will consist of interactive workshops with activities involving discussion, and the sharing of good practice.
Sophia Butt joined the University of Birmingham (UoB) in the UK in 1997 as a course writer for the distance MA in Translation Studies at the Centre for English Language Studies (now English Language & Applied Linguistics): she has been working as a Personal Tutor, Examiner & Staff Mentor on this degree programme since 2002. From 2008 to 2014, Sophia was Director of the Business Management English (BME) Presessional Programme at the UoB. She is currently a doctoral researcher, exploring the impact of counter-radicalisation discourse and its impact on the UK education sector from an interdisciplinary perspective (involving Linguistics, Social Policy and Law). In addition to the UoB, Sophia is affiliated to Aalto University in Finland (2006- ); Masaryk University in the Czech Republic (2008- ); Suleyman Demirel University in Kazakhstan (2012- ); King’s College London (2014- ); BPP University London (2015- ); and Trinity College London (2015- ).