Student-led inquiry and engagement through affective drama-based pedagogy


 gbh0dTxB_400x400 Dr Maria Kukhareva

Educational Developer
University of Bedfordshire

About this conversation:

This conversation will explore the role of imagination, emotion and sensory input in creating a meaningful learning experience for students.

The inspiration for this workshop comes from two fields: drama as pedagogy, and neuroscience – both viewing student’s own subjectivities, emotions and imagination as integral parts of knowledge construction.

Maria Kukhareva will be sharing insights from Testbeds collaboration with Yasmin Sidhwa, creative theatre director, which resulted in a series of drama-infused interdisciplinary approaches.

There will be opportunity for participants to contribute to the conversation – expect interactivity!

About Maria:

Dr Maria Kukhareva is an Educational developer at the University of Bedfordshire.
She teaches on Postgraduate Certificate and supports academic staff around curriculum design, teaching, assessment and feedback. Maria is the facilitator for the Bedfordshire’s interdisciplinary and creative teaching forum, fostering collaborations between arts, humanities and sciences. Maria’s background spans Education, Sociology, Marketing and Public Relations, Academic writing, Languages and Photography.  Maria is the Steering Group member for the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education; she also co-chairs the ALDinHE Research and Development Working group.

To find out more, see the following links:
Maria’s recent podcast on object-based learning:
Maria’s presentations on drama-based pedagogy:
Maria’s TEDx talk on resilience:
When: Tuesday 27th February 2018 12:00-13:00 (UK Time)

Joining the conversation:

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You may also find our Adobe Connect Webinar Participant Guide useful to print out in advance of the session.We really hope that you will be able to join for what should be a lively and highly interactive TLC.

Further related reading shared by James Derounian: 

Derounian, J.G. (2011) Shall We Dance? The Importance of Staff-Student Relationships to Undergraduate Dissertation Preparation. Active Learning in Higher Education. June

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