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1 HEA CfE Tackling Transitions Events Series University of Glasgow Introduction Janet De Wilde – Assistant Director Scotland & Head of STEM Murray Hope - Policy Officer (Scotland)

2 Unprecedented period of change in structure, delivery and funding across all education sectors. The evolving student journey and the student experience. Multiple paths, increasing complexity. Student transitions – critical to success. 2 The changing landscape

3 Background and progress Developing a ‘more flexible and enriched curriculum’ for 3-18 education. Underpinned by independent, outcome-based, interdisciplinary learning – ‘student-centred’ first co-hort to enter ‘Senior Phase’. Parallels with trends in HE. Increasing divergence in approach across UK and beyond. 3 Curriculum for Excellence (CfE)

4 Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) presents an exciting new opportunity to think about transition within a broader context. Practice - We have teachers who are implementing CfE within their practice on a daily basis. Policies - Most HEI’s now have, or are developing strategic plans. Preparation – Students who have experienced CfE will be arriving at university in What will transition mean for them? 4 Curriculum for Excellence

5 Overview Four capacities Successful learners Confident individuals Responsible citizens Effective contributors ‘Totality of experiences’ Curriculum areas and subjects Interdisciplinary learning Ethos and life of the school Opportunities for personal achievement ‘Subjects’ to ‘curriculum areas’ 5 Curriculum for Excellence

6 6 Extracts: Biology I became more aware of the true interdisciplinary nature of CfE. ………. I also fully appreciated the impact of probationary staff organising key interdisciplinary events to ensure the success of such events and the removal of interdisciplinary barriers at an early career stage

7 7 Extracts: Chemistry Specifically for Chemistry, the advantages are……. ……..The introduction of independent research projects……………This form of independent work should lead to a much more confident and independent student when placed in an undergraduate lab environment.

8 8 Extracts: Mathematics …… the expectation of independence was indicated as one of the main contributors to the difficulty of transition into HE …………………………………………… CfE should provide the opportunity for more independent learning, particularly in the Senior Phase……………………………..

9 HEA Scotland has developed a programme of work to explore and discuss the shifting landscape in Scottish HE and the impact on the student experience. Progression, retention and success are key at all stages of the system. CfE Scholars and forthcoming subject reports. HEA CfE Tackling Transitions Events Series. HEA-NUS Scotland ‘Learner Journeys’ report. Embedding equality and diversity in the curriculum. Employability Further development of resources and research. 9 HEA Scotland support

10 Reports – rich text of personal reflections and insights Events – rich dialogue inter sector discussion Plan to have an overarching analysis. 10 Pulling it all together

11 Visits undertaken to schools May- June 2013 Aim to reflect on what impact Curriculum for Excellence will have on future delivery within the scholars’ respective discipline/subject at HE level. Aim to have a personal reflection, drawing on their experience during the visit(s), professional experience of delivery in HE, and general knowledge of the structure, intent and direction of CfE. 11 Visits to Schools

12 HEA CfE Scholars STEM10A&H5H&SC2Social Science 5 Biosciences3Arts2Nursing/ Social Care 1Business2 Chemistry2Music1Medicine/ nursing 1Education2 Computing1Film/media1Accounting1 Mathematics2English1 Physics1 Psychology1

13 CfE Tackling Transition Events Series MSOR, , Edinburgh ICMS Biosciences, , University of Aberdeen Psychology, , Edinburgh Napier Mathematics & Statistics in STEM Disciplines, , University of Glasgow Business and Management, , University of Abertay, Dundee - Chemistry, , University of Glasgow Online Engineering Event hosted by UHI HEA STEM Conference: Enhancing the STEM Student Journey , University of Edinburgh 13 Events this Year


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