LITE Masterclass: Curating the Curriculum

  • Date: Thursday 25 May 2017
  • Time:: 12:00 to 14:00
  • Venue: : Woodhouse suite, University House, University of Leeds

UNDERSTANDING students’ experience of curation is the focus of a LITE Masterclass.

The presentation will be led by Dr Nick Grindle, art historian at University College London (UCL).

Dr Grindle has explored the experiences of curation by students in a number of short publications and through his use of curation activities both in his teaching and as an exhibition curator.

He says student curating activities, including online curation, have a strong track record in promoting good and wide-ranging learning outcomes and is looking forward to discussing this at the next LITE Masterclass.

“Curating helps build connections between academic and workplace learning, provides experience in communicating with public audiences, and helps students gain experience of collaboration in research and project work,” added Dr Grindle.

“Curating also describes the way that ‘Millenials’ manage and organise their university learning and its relation to other activities such as internships, personal development, and career planning. Understanding students’ experience of curation, especially in online environments, is therefore vitally important to helping us shape the university experience for the next generation.”

This is the latest in a series of Masterclasses co-organised by Organisational Development and Professional Learning (ODPL), and the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE).

The Institute provides funding, time and support for current and future student education leaders to develop their profile at the University and to carry out research and innovation projects with internal and external impact.

LITE Director Raphael Hallett, says: “I’m excited to be welcoming Nick to Leeds and to LITE’s successful Masterclass series, which is proving very popular.

“This is both a fascinating and relevant subject in what is a fast changing high education world. Better understanding of how our students curate and make sense of information flow, both in their studies and lives has never been so important.”

To register your interest, and to help plan ahead for catering, please contact Rekha Parmar: r.e.parmar@leeds.ac.uk