Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Fwd: PATCHWORK TEXT SEMINAR, City University, London on Friday 4th June 2010.

Dear All


We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend the "Patchwork Text" Seminar which is taking place at City University, London on Friday 4th June 2010. 


Text Box:






Room CG04, Tait Building, City University,

Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB

Friday 4th June 2010.

Text Box: This one-day seminar seeks to re-evaluate the Patchwork Text ideas and messages by bringing together practitioners from a wide range of disciplines and institutions who make reference to the Patchwork Text as a source for their current curriculum and assessment design. In particular it will explore how e-portfolio and other learning technologies support and enhance such curriculum and assessment practices.









The Patchwork Text ('a radical re-assessment of coursework assignments') was a three-year research project integrating teaching, assessment and collaborative learning. It involved a range of disciplines and three institutions: Anglia Polytechnic University (now Anglia Ruskin University), Nottingham Trent University and Cambridge University. The Project's work was published in a special edition of the SEDA journal Innovations in Education and Teaching International Volume 40 Number 2 in 2003.


The key ideas of the project – an assignment built up gradually through a series of contrasted writing tasks over a period of weeks and shared with other students in small group discussions, 'stitched together' by a synoptic, reflective commentary – were powerful enough to live on after the end of the project. They seem to have found a particular resonance within the e-portfolio community of practitioners, as this form of technology lends itself to collaborative and reflective learning using diverse evidence.


This meeting will be highly interactive and participative, with maximum opportunities for networking.


If you are currently involved in practice which uses the Patchwork Text model and/or ideas and would like to offer a contribution to this themed event, please e-mail Janet Strivens directly at strivens@liv.ac.uk.   


If you or anyone within your institution/ organisation is interested in attending this event please complete and return the attached booking form to Cath Hewson at cath@recordingachievement.org or Fax 01942 323337.


Best wishes


Janet Strivens

The Centre for Recording Achievement

Senior Associate Director


Catherine Hewson

The Centre for Recording Achievement

01942 826761


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