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Humanities and Historical Studies Learner Independence Project

CLAD, LDU (2011) Humanities and Historical Studies Learner Independence Project. Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The project will result in the creation of a skills suite using WebCT, designed for use in conjunction with face-to-face learning in individual modules as appropriate, or as a supplement to conventional teaching contexts such as seminars and lectures.

The project has successfully assessed the current skills and pre-induction provision. It has gone on to create a complete the generic skills resource Skills4Arts, made available to students in October 2008. In addition, the project has created discipline-specific skills materials in information retrieval, with the collaboration of the library’s subject specialists.

As the project attempted to engage with specific departments, it became clear that the focus should be shifted from an all-encompassing approach to a narrower focus on specific disciplines and modules, where there were both need for the material but also collaboration on the part of academic staff.

Type of Work:Monograph (Project Report)
School/Faculty:Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Historical Studies
Department:School of Historical Studies
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/1602/

Series/Collection Name:Education Enhancement Projects
Keywords:Humanities and Historical Studies, Skills4Arts, WebCT, learning, pre-induction, generic skills, skills, induction, LiP, retention,
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:1603

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