4 th July 2002CiLTHE Conference2 Fractals, valency and CiLTHE Or, more accurately, CiLTHE Fractals And Valency
4 th July 2002CiLTHE Conference3 Personal perspective
4 th July 2002CiLTHE Conference4 Students conceptualised Targets Bums on seats Raw material Work in progress A vintage (thanks to Gordon Inkster!) Question: would Enron have gone under if they had had a Gordon Inkster
4 th July 2002CiLTHE Conference5 Graduates as product What is a Lancaster graduate? Ambassadors Alumni –Sources of funding and goodwill What knowledge should they have? What attitudes do we want them to display? What experience do we want to provide for them?
4 th July 2002CiLTHE Conference6 CiLTHE, a revelation So many options –A useful definition of education So much that I hadnt understood that was understandable
4 th July 2002CiLTHE Conference7 Examples take the chalk in your left hand and turn 45 O to face class. Course structure was always –20 lectures, 10 tutorials –8 to a tutorial –CWA 40%, exam 60% –Exam 4 questions out of 9 each with equal weight
4 th July 2002CiLTHE Conference8 Question Have you ever read a book about Universities? Probably not
4 th July 2002CiLTHE Conference9 Gleischer formula Change requires A vision of where you want to be A mechanism for getting there A first step Multiplicative Cannot be undertaken by the frightened or the complacent
4 th July 2002CiLTHE Conference10 CiLTHE is A mechanism for getting to where you want to be –Effective and –Efficient Teaching It is also a first step
4 th July 2002CiLTHE Conference11 But I havent got the time! Roundabout method of production.
4 th July 2002CiLTHE Conference15 Self-similarity Everything is like everything else at whatever level you look Fashions in teaching sweep the University because no one is really studying what to do Lack of diversity is the result
4 th July 2002CiLTHE Conference16 I think we should Ensure diversity By planning degree schemes Not only in terms of subject coverage But student experience
4 th July 2002CiLTHE Conference17 Valency Card game analogy when at school O C O
4 th July 2002CiLTHE Conference18 Valency C H H H H