Students as Producers @ the European Institute

/Students as Producers @ the European Institute

Students as Producers @ the European Institute

This project is the continuation and extension of Jennifer’s “Narrating the Death (and Life) Of Multiculturalism” project from 2015-16.

     The project team:
and Darren Moon

“As part of our departmental education strategy, the European Institute has committed to enhanced provision for both students as producers of knowledge and opportunities for learning with technology.  Following on from this success of the Narrating the Life (and Death) of Multiculturalism project, our Cumberland Lodge 2017* event includes a Visual Communication Workshop where 80 MSc students will produce short videos for subsequent screening and debate. To sustain and extend these departmental innovations in teaching and learning, we have purchased 10 camera kits from LTI. We are now requesting funds from Spark to purchase 5 Final Cut Pro X licenses , specifically to support the sustainability of EU458, but also to enable further use of technology in EU 450 Engaging with Europe: Professional Skills and across the department more generally.”

Jennifer Jackson-Preece

Students in EU 458 will produce 3 minute group videos as part of their summative assessment. Students in EU 450 will use video technology to record their speeches in speech writing workshop and to practice their interview technique in the interviews workshop. Recording outputs in EU 450 will enhance the opportunities for students to demonstrate their skills and for targeted feedback from instructors.

*Every year, the European Institute arranges a residential trip to Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park. The trip provides a great opportunity for staff and students to socialise together in a beautiful setting, whilst engaging in an exciting programme of lectures and debates.