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1 Bringing Graduate Attributes to Life Dr Krista DeLeeuw Graduate Attributes Project Officer

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3 Graduate attributes in the curriculum Required in all course proposals Explicit and implicit

4 Sixth Century Courses Interdisciplinary Innovative teaching

5 Co-Curriculum Societies and clubs Placements Mentoring Representatives STAR Award...

6 Personal Tutors All undergraduate students, all academic staff (> 50% FTE)

7 Academic excellence Critical thinking and effective communication Learning and personal development Active citizenship

8 Academic excellence In-depth and extensive knowledge, understanding and skills at internationally- recognised levels in their chosen discipline(s) A breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills beyond their chosen discipline(s) An ability to participate in the creation of new knowledge and understanding through research and inquiry A contextual understanding of past and present knowledge and ideas An intellectual curiosity and a willingness to question accepted wisdom and to be open to new ideas

9 Critical thinking and effective communication A capacity for independent, conceptual and creative thinking A capacity for problem identification, the collection of evidence, synthesis and dispassionate analysis A capacity for attentive exchange, informed argument and reasoning An ability to communicate effectively for different purposes and in different contexts An ability to work independently and as part of a team A diverse set of transferable and generic skills

10 Learning and personal development An openness to, and an interest in, life- long learning through directed and self- directed study An awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses, A capacity for self reflection, self discovery and personal development

11 Active citizenship An awareness and appreciation of ethical and moral issues An awareness and appreciation of social and cultural diversity An understanding of social and civic responsibilities, and of the rights of individuals and groups An appreciation of the concepts of enterprise and leadership in all aspects of life A readiness for citizenship in an inclusive society

12 The Project

13 A reflective tool

14 Simple, concrete and credible

15 Engaging staff, students, and employers Video archive Rubrics Interactive events Engaging academics, students and employers

16 ‘It does what it says on the tin. Very informative way to let many different audiences learn more about GAs.’ ‘A good approach and very worthwhile.’ ‘I liked the website; it will be a fantastic resource.’ ‘The BGAtL website is a brilliant resource I wasn’t aware of before.’

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18 Engaging staff, students, and employers Video archive Rubrics Interactive events Engaging academics, students and employers

19 Rubrics are: degree level performance descriptors Progressive development

20 Rubrics are: degree level performance descriptors Explanation / analysis of issues and use of evidence Reflection on learning and engagement with feedback Influence of context and assumptions Conclusions and related outcomes (implications and consequences)

21 Rubrics are: degree level performance descriptors Evaluation of the literature Development of a research question Interpretation and analysis of research findings Problem solving Year 1: Demonstrates the ability, under supervision, to select a suitable methodology for empirical study. Year 4: Demonstrates the ability to consider several potential research methodologies for empirical study. Uses knowledge of literature and research question to utilise most appropriate method, while remaining aware of the potential strengths and weaknesses of their choice.

22 Diamond Nine

23 How might you use these resources? Dr Krista DeLeeuw Bringing Graduate Attributes to Life


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