Student as Producer: A Pedagogy for the Avant-Garde; or, how do revolutionary teachers teach? Mike Neary (via :@ariadnacruzv)

In this paper I set out the intellectual ideas that lie behind the concept of Student as Producer, and how that idea is being developed across the sector and at the University of Lincoln.  The theoretical basis for my work is derived from critical social theory grounded in avant-garde Marxism that developed in Soviet Russia after the Bolshevik uprising in 1917, before being suppressed by Stalin, and a group of modernist Marxists working in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s.…

Freshers need £3500 of "essential" equipment…

Anthony Catterson, eXpansys chief executive, said: "Clearly, the lives and associated costs for the average university student have changed dramatically in the last ten years. "In 2010 a laptop and a smartphone capable of accessing the internet and social media are no longer seen as luxuries - they are considered essential student kit; as essential as stationary, pots, pans and bedding. "The cost of going to university is huge for any student and, for many…

Inspirational Students

Last week was the start of Semester 2 (yes, I know, just as many of you headed onto half-term breaks), and despite the fact that the week was packed, I found the week an inspiring one. Lectures seemed to go off well, I had 3, yes THREE, students come up to me after Creating and Consuming lectures to say that they were looking forward to the module/feeling inspired to think (do you know how RARE…