Dr Paul Young

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Research-led learning

Name Dr Paul Young
Email P.Young@exeter.ac.uk
Position Senior Lecturer in English
College College of Humanities
Modules EAS3141

Assessing research-led learning

Paul has devised a research-driven third-year project working with archives from Exeter’s Special Collections. “It was an authentic research-driven exercise that has produced some really interesting, historically-accurate results, which very much relate to the 21st Century environment”.

Students were then required to present their research in innovative ways, with past groups using technologies such as Prezi, for example, to create a board game, and Google Earth to develop an app which takes the user on an imperial-themed walking tour of Exeter.

Aim 3: Research-inspired, inquiry-led learning
To extend the opportunities for students to learn in innovative ways through their own research and inquiry

What students say:

  • “His understanding of students and his passion for student-led discussion and debate [is why we nominated Paul for The Guild Teaching Awards]. He wants students to think for themselves, and he consciously and effectively pursues this goal in everything that he does."
  • “He makes his teaching relevant to the students, allowing us to engage with very difficult critical perspectives … His use of the 'Blurred Lines' video/song to demonstrate the relevance of feminism in today's culture was one of the most interesting and entertaining lectures I've had this year.”

Teaching with Victorian archives

"[The archives] allow us to explore the ways in which Victorians engaged, at a cultural level, with their world...What's great about that material...is that it's not really been examined that much".