Measuring and Evaluating the Impact and Value of Aesthetic Experience in Teaching and Learning

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FBE-WCLA@unimelb.edu.au

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Abstract

This session introduces the aesthetic (and associated emotional) experience of teaching and learning as a topic of significance. We will present the relationship aesthetics has with the broader domain of Experiential Learning, thus drawing a connection to how learning outcomes and graduate attributes can be affected by aesthetic experience. In doing so, we will highlight the lack of attention paid, and our proposed contribution to, aesthetics in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

In addition, this session will:

  • outline the development of a methodological and evaluative framework designed to measure the impact and value of this experience in teaching and learning;
  • describe how aesthetic interventions or devices are applied to promote engagement; and
  • engage participants in a discussion about how this impact and value might be measured and evaluated to determine what, if any, benefits the changed approaches and conditions elicit.

Bios

Dr Andy Wear is a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education at the Williams Centre for Learning Advancement. He has worked in a number of Australian universities both as an academic and leading large-scale teaching and learning transformation projects, with a particular focus on digital and hybrid learning environments. He specialises in learning experience design, assessment design, digital pedagogies, philosophy of education, as well as academic leadership and development, and has published and presented in these fields both nationally and internationally.

Dr Angelito Calma is a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education at the Williams Centre for Learning Advancement. He designs and delivers various professional development programs to support business academics at various stages of their career. He is also responsible for managing the Faculty’s quality assurance initiatives in relation to AACSB accreditation (eg. assurance of learning). An experienced teaching and research academic, Angelito has more than 20 years of experience teaching management subjects, particularly business analysis, decision science and quantitative methods in business. His research interests overlap education and business. He has published in both higher education and business and management journals.