The LALT Conference (LALTCON18) was open to all staff and students on Wednesday 14th November 2018. The day hosted a range of activities aiming to showcase research on teaching practices and methods of supporting students with independent learning. Staff and student contributors from across the University of Lincoln community delivered presentations.
Title: Fostering Independence through Effective Personal Tutoring | LALTCON18
Presenter: David Lochtie (University of Derby), Emily McIntosh (University of Bolton) and Ben Walker (University of Lincoln) & Professor Liz Thomas
Good tutoring should always provide comprehensive support for students while also ensuring they take responsibility for themselves and develop as autonomous and independent learners”. The recently published book Effective Personal Tutoring in Higher Education has supporting students at its heart alongside the important theme of enabling them to be independent rather than dependent. It does this through exploring topics such as the history of tutoring, boundary setting and solutionfocused coaching. Both a practical handbook for academics and overview of leading research in the field, its tutoring principles are transferable to teaching situations alike.
This presentation by the authors, David Lochtie (University of Derby), Emily McIntosh (University of Bolton) and Ben Walker (University of Lincoln), along with our keynote speaker Professor Liz Thomas who wrote the foreword, will examine the ideas from the book and the implications for fostering independent learning.