Prudence Layne presents paper and leads workshop at the Mico Research Day Conference in Jamaica

The associate professor of English & coordinator of African and African-American Studies program was invited to present a paper titled "Transforming Higher Education: Restructuring Space and Minds” and lead a workshop for faculty during the Mico University College's Week of Activities held in Kingston, Jamaica during the week of April 8.

The theme of Mico’s 2014 Research Day forum was “The New Teacher: Identity and Responsibility.” The well-attemded videotaped session captured Layne’s examination of the ways in which 21st century teachers could and should collaborate with their students in the research process. Following her presentation, Elon senior Raven Bennett ’14 presented her research “Representations of the Fat, Black Woman in the US Media,” on which she has been working with Layne.

Layne also led a workshop for faculty during the “Dean’s Hour.” The hour-long workshop, “Whose Teaching? Whose Learning” An Exploration of Student-Teacher Collaborative Partnerships” attracted approximately 20 faculty members, who were guided through individual and collaborative activities that explored questions and issues of  reciprocity in teaching and learning.