Solidarity TV – reciprocal learning in action
This presentation will explore the aims, ambitions and impact of ‘Solidarity TV!’ – an outreach project piloted in Liverpool Screen School – which used the practice of reciprocal mentoring to create moments of understanding through the creation of a learning community between LJMU UG students and students from a global majority heritage who are currently studying in a local sixth form.
In doing so, we will explore how and in what ways Solidarity TV! created an educational opportunity for academics, UG students, school students and technicians to come together and learn from one another through lived experience, professional practice, the acquisition of practical knowledge (for example learning how to operate technical equipment) and creative pedagogy.
Alongside this, the paper will demonstrate how Solidarity TV! extended the view of a learning community as being situated within the university and addressed the power dynamics inherent in formal education. To conclude, we will illustrate how initiatives such as Solidarity TV! define learning as an ‘exchange of knowledge’ - with the technicians, UG students and school students all being viewed as equals and as experts within their areas.
Solidarity TV – reciprocal learning in action Powerpoint. Only LJMU staff and students have access to this resource.
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