ISR group members Rachel Bromnick and Ava Horowitz presented a workshop at the recent RAISE2016 “Excellence in Student Engagement” conference at Loughborough University.
The workshop, titled “Keeping students engaged throughout a lecture: How to avoid premature packing away behaviours”, introduced exploratory research into the problem of students packing away their belongings before their university lecturer has finished talking. Applying Conversation Analysis, Rachel and Ava offered a way into understanding why this behaviour occurs, what triggers it and how it might be managed. Workshop participants shared their experience of the problem and their reflections on how to deal with it. A summary of the workshop can be found here.