Demystifying the dissertation: learning through magic

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This poster outlines our project, which focused on the use of magic to support learning. As Learning Development tutors, we teach workshops within modules to support students' development of their academic skills. In this project, we designed a workshop based on dissertation preparation, which involved the students learning and performing a magic trick. Connections were then made between the process of learning a trick, and the process of writing a dissertation. Data suggests students found the session engaging and memorable, and that their understanding of key skills improved. Data also tells us that students' emotions and attitudes towards the dissertation became more positive post-session.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventLLS Everyone a Researcher Conference 2023 - Waterside, Northampton, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Jun 20239 Jun 2023


ConferenceLLS Everyone a Researcher Conference 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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