Tutorials, Skills and PDP: An Integrated Approach MARK FELTHAM (Key Skills Coordinator – BIE)
Student Support Study Skills…Study Skills… Tutorial support (progression, feedback)…Tutorial support (progression, feedback)… Transferable skills…Transferable skills… Key Skills (NVQ etc)…Key Skills (NVQ etc)… Employability…Employability… REFLECTIONREFLECTION Personal Development Planning…Personal Development Planning…
The flexible spine Model L0 –Numeracy & ITL0 –Numeracy & IT L1 – Study SkillsL1 – Study Skills L2 – Scientific Project ManagementL2 – Scientific Project Management Sandwich year (Professional Training)Sandwich year (Professional Training) L3 – WBL / Hons ProjectL3 – WBL / Hons Project
Common Themes Run across ALL programmes (~20)Run across ALL programmes (~20) ALL academic staff involvedALL academic staff involved Graded lecture component: decrease L0 L2Graded lecture component: decrease L0 L2 STRUCTURED tutorials – major componentSTRUCTURED tutorials – major component Assessment by 100% CW PortfolioAssessment by 100% CW Portfolio Peer review elementsPeer review elements Embedded opportunities for reflection PDPEmbedded opportunities for reflection PDP
Level 1 Study SkillsStudy Skills ID strengths and weaknessesID strengths and weaknesses Screening tests: numeracy, ICTScreening tests: numeracy, ICT Skills Audits: SHU online auditSkills Audits: SHU online audit Learning Styles: VARK psychometric testingLearning Styles: VARK psychometric testing
L1 - Tutorials Peer review (note taking, seminars)Peer review (note taking, seminars) Formally record areas to consider for development (H, M, L)Formally record areas to consider for development (H, M, L) Access online support material for portfolioAccess online support material for portfolio Time-management + CW deadlinesTime-management + CW deadlines Feedback on progressFeedback on progress Referral workReferral work
Level 2 Scientific Project ManagementScientific Project Management Lectures, Workshops, Tutorials, Seminars, Group Meetings, Interviews, Directed StudyLectures, Workshops, Tutorials, Seminars, Group Meetings, Interviews, Directed Study 50% Individual Portfolio50% Individual Portfolio 50% Group Portfolio50% Group Portfolio
L2 - Assessment GROUP PORTFOLIO - 50%GROUP PORTFOLIO - 50% Research Proposal 20%Research Proposal 20% Problem solving 10%Problem solving 10% Seminar 10%Seminar 10% Group meetings10%Group meetings10%
L2 Group Work: FOCUS Group Research Proposal (= GRP)Group Research Proposal (= GRP) Groups compete for £50,000 fundingGroups compete for £50,000 funding Written case for fundingWritten case for funding Verbal case for fundingVerbal case for funding Job advertisement, shortlists, interviewsJob advertisement, shortlists, interviews
L2 Group Work: TOPICS Tutors provide TWO topic titlesTutors provide TWO topic titles Groups sign up to tasksGroups sign up to tasks Develop ideas with Tutor in subsequent TutorialsDevelop ideas with Tutor in subsequent Tutorials Groups submit written proposal (GRP) at end of moduleGroups submit written proposal (GRP) at end of module
L2 Group Work: continued Team building exerciseTeam building exercise Seminar day (staff marks & student votes)Seminar day (staff marks & student votes) Prepare Job AdvertisementPrepare Job Advertisement Job Application (skills)Job Application (skills) Groups short-list & interview applicantsGroups short-list & interview applicants Group performanceGroup performance
What next? Continued filter back of L2 L1 L0 material, esp. ICT (student needs)Continued filter back of L2 L1 L0 material, esp. ICT (student needs) L2 web-based individual portfolio + removal of lectures entirelyL2 web-based individual portfolio + removal of lectures entirely QAA Guidelines for HE Progress Files TranscriptsQAA Guidelines for HE Progress Files Transcripts ICT based PDR componentICT based PDR component
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