Posted on 26/01/2009
‘Transitions in Learning’ is designed for students about to make the transition from school/college into higher education. The project has been developed within the drama department at Royal Holloway, University of London and focuses particularly on exploring the emotional landscape of the university seminar room. The project recognizes that students may find the university environment to be very different to their previous learning experiences and seeks to prepare them for what they might meet. ‘Transitions in Learning’ works through a partnership of current university students and prospective students and draws on performance-based techniques to explore facts and fantasies about university life in a creative manner.
The project begins from the premise that learning is an emotional experience. The workshop sessions encourage active engagement and dialogue. The project offers an opportunity for participants to reflect upon the feelings that might be present in the seminar room - both inter and intra-personally - and to come to a greater understanding of both themselves and others. Through promoting this awareness ‘Transitions in Learning’ seeks to encourage and empower students to become confident, independent learners.