Presentation on theme: "Crime and Problem Solving Session 2. Second part of course: criminal damage Students were generally more engaged in class More willing to work in class."— Presentation transcript:
Second part of course: criminal damage Students were generally more engaged in class More willing to work in class and to put pen to paper
Assessment 2 Small number of students who did not improve Most students did improve Some students improved significantly (10-15%)
Observations 1.Very hard work 2.Must work as a close committed team 3.Repeatedly explaining aims to students 4.Keep first year staff informed 5.Hold your ground! (culture change) 6.Insight into how students work
Did we achieve our aims? 1.Students learn through doing – All classes based around active learning
2.Teaching works best when seen by students to relate directly to their assessment – Clear link between workshop activities and assessment Systematic and thoughtful assessment is principal driver for learning – Assessment was key driver for learning – Students more engaged and motivated Crucial role of feedback – Opportunity to learn from formal feedback and apply in assessment 2 – Continuous feedback in workshops
Analysis of student feedback Did you enjoy the course?
Analysis of student feedback Were lectures useful? 92% Did you enjoy the lectures? 91% Did you enjoy the workshop? 91% Were the workshops useful? 83%
Advice to new students Keep going – Don’t worry if it’s hard at the start it gets clearer and easier as you progress with the seminars. – Do not worry; you will feel lost at the start but it will all be worth it in the end.
Do work as you go along – Make sure that you take notes from the beginning. – Do the work as you go along, type up everything done in the seminar. – Go over seminar work in your own time. Ask questions if in doubt or if not understand something. – READ READ READ! Look over notes from class and do the work given! Talk to your tutor!
Make effective use of class time – Write up as much work as possible during workshops to show your tutor to get advice. – Listen in seminars and be prepared to do all the tasks set in seminars as they really help and form most of your final coursework. – Be attentive during course workshops, try and ask as many questions as possible, make sure that you absolutely know what you are doing, do the work as you go along. – Listen to what tutors teach because they know what they're doing. – Really use your time in seminars usefully drafting answers to have your tutor see if you are on the right path.