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LIP in the School of Education: skills

CLAD, LDU (2011) LIP in the School of Education: skills. Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The key aim of the project was to help establish independent learning in new students and to give them a sound start in the skills required to be independent learners.

An initial evaluation of new students’ understanding of independent learning was undertaken through questionnaires and focus groups. The project then developed academic skill development modules within the School of Education based upon these results and focus groups held with staff. The modules have been successfully used in the first semester of year one to assist students in making the academic transition to University work. One of the key elements that the modules aim to develop is students’ ability to reflect upon their work. This is developed in the modules through a structured reflective journal within webCT which is built upon in other modules on the programmes. The reusable learning objects and module webCT section have been adapted and used throughout the College of Social Sciences

Type of Work:Monograph (Project Report)
School/Faculty:Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Education
Department:School of Education, College of Social Science
Additional Information:

The original papers that comprise this project are stored at Centre for Learning and Academic Development (CLAD), University of Birmingham. Please contact CLAD using the email address cladprojects@contacts.bham.ac.uk for any further information.
This project is linked to http://epapers.bham.ac.uk/1565/

Series/Collection Name:Education Enhancement Projects
Keywords:LIP,Learner independence project, independent learning, new students, skills,independent learners, learners choosing method, embedding, student curriculum, research skills, group working, peer assessment, initial evaluation, questionnaires, focus group, academic transition, transition, reflect upon work, reflection, reusable learning objects, RLO, portfolio, webCT, module webCT,
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Funders:LDU LiP
Copyright Status:This project report is copyright of the author and the University of Birmingham. Any use made of information contained in this project must be acknowledged. Further distribution or reproduction in any format is prohibited without the permission of the copyright holder.
Copyright Holders:University of Birmingham
ID Code:1564

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