3pm to 5pm
In a conversation, neither party takes the role of questioner or respondent; it is an intentionally mutual exchange. This session will explore key ideas around conversation as research method, including:
• What counts as conversation?
• Natural versus planned conversation
• Mutuality and responsibility
Working with transcripts, we will consider the opportunities and challenges this method presents, and experiment with different analytical approaches.
Who can attend?
The seminar is open to all UAL staff and postgraduate students with an interest in educational research.
It is part of the Research Methods Seminar Series 2018, programmed by the Teaching and Learning Exchange. This series is organised for postgraduate students on the MA Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication, but all are welcome to attend.
Lindsay Jordan is Course Leader of the PgCert in Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication at UAL. Lindsay is currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Education at Oxford Brookes University. Her thesis explores the purpose of universities through conversation, and her broader research interests include the philosophy of higher education, creative thinking, and altered states of consciousness.
About the Teaching and Learning Exchange
We support teaching and learning enhancement at UAL, working in partnership with staff and students. We offer a variety of workshops and seminars to support staff development, as well as more formal teaching qualifications.