The next #LTHEChat Wednesday 10th January 8-9PM (GMT) will be based on questions from Dilly Fung on the dimensions of the “Connected Curriculum” framework.
Prof Dilly Fung is Full Professor of Higher Education at UCL (University College London) in the UK. She is also Director of the UCL Arena Centre for Research-based Education, formerly the Centre for Advancing Learning and Teaching and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Drawing on a long career of teaching and researching across disciplinary boundaries, she regularly advises universities and national organisations across Europe and beyond. Her areas of research and leadership include: connecting research (in all disciplines) more creatively with student education, and empowering students to connect with one another and with local and wider communities (Fung 2017; Fung, Besters-Dilger and van der Vaart 2017; Carnell and Fung 2017), and changing academic career frameworks to ensure that individuals are rewarded for building on the synergies between research and education (Fung and Gordon 2016).
The Connected Curriculum framework highlights six key dimensions
- connecting students with researchers
- embedding a connected ‘throughline’ of research and enquiry into the design of all degree programmes
- creating interdisciplinary connections
- linking academic learning with workplace learning
- embedding ‘outward-facing’ student assessments, directed at specific audiences
- connecting students across phases of study and with alumni.
This LTHE discussion will explore the benefits and challenges of each dimension as they relate to different kinds of institutional and national settings.
To prepare for the chat, take a look at Dilly Fung’s open access book, A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education which offers both a values-based educational philosophy and a menu of possibilities for practice.
Follow her on Twitter @DevonDilly
Fung, Dilly. 2017. A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education. London: UCL Press [Publication date June 2017] https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-press/browse-books/a-connected-curriculum-for-higher-education
Fung, Dilly. 2016. ‘Strength-based scholarship and ‘good’ education: The Scholarship Circle.’ Innovations on Education and Teaching International journal. Nov 2016. 54: 101-110 http://srhe.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14703297.2016.1257951
Fung, Dilly and Claire Gordon. 2016. Rewarding Educators and Education Leaders in Research-Intensive Institutions. York UK: HE Academy: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/rewarding_educators_and_education_leaders.pdf
Carnell, Brent and Fung, Dilly. 2017. Developing the Higher Education Curriculum: Research-based Education in Practice. London: UCL Press http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/10032889/1/Developing-the-Higher-Education-Curriculum.pdf
The storify from the chat will be added here #LTHEchat101
The #LTHEchat organising team