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Improving access to HE – Innovative pedagogies and practices Ruth Helyer Kerstin McClenaghan University of Teesside.

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1 Improving access to HE – Innovative pedagogies and practices Ruth Helyer Kerstin McClenaghan University of Teesside

2 Engaging employed learners Accredited in-house training Work-based Studies Degree Project Activities Summer University VLE Development

3 Work-Based Studies Degree UoT Work-based learning degree course Uses the APL process Builds university level learning around jobs and careers, focussing on areas directly related to employment Work-based projects Flexible delivery: core modules on evenings and increasingly online Students access the 6 academic schools Up to 8 years of part-time study

4 Project aims To engage with at least 79 local Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) To offer HE level training to new employed learners To enrol 282 of these new learners To show evidence of CPD To train 20 trainers Funded by the LSC

5 How? Accredit appropriate existing in- company training Write new programmes of learning Use existing modules Or some combination of these

6 Meet identified staff-development needs: higher level skills for managers Develop potential to deliver UK wide Utilise in-house trainers Build relationship with company for future activities Accredited in-house training: e.g. Bells at Sainsburys

7 3 x 20 credit modules –Personal Development –People Management –Business Appreciation Learning / Contact time: 600 hours UCAPD: Resource Management in the Retail Sector

8 Sainsburys at Bells Stores The learning exceeded company expectations with the programme benefiting the candidates on both a professional and personal level. The organisation benefits from having a group of more confident and competent managers. Project Evaluations

9 Open & Distance learning Subsequent cohorts VLE interaction Learning through Work platform E-learning & Blended Learning

10 Repository for traditional materials 24/7 Additional online resources and learning materials Lecture presentations, also as podcasts for distance learners Social interaction –Wikis / Blogs / Online journals –Discussion forums VLE (Blackboard) for WBL

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28 peer collaboration peer support rate posts / grade forum -> can be marked

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32 Flexibility Access / time of day (April 2007)

33 Contact details Ruth Helyer Kerstin McClenaghan Centre for Lifelong Learning University of Teesside, UK


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