• Supporting Transition to Higher Education

    What we do To facilitate the induction and transition of students new to Higher Education, The BA Hons Teaching Learning & Child Development programme have developed a work booklet for their students to engage with through the Getting Started pages. The booklet, divided into 4 key sections, is designed to introduce students to common ways […]

  • OER Resource: Suggestions for replacing on site exams

    This text has been reproduced from Professor Sally’s website. Thank you to Sally and Professor Kay Sambell for this invaluable resource! Following on from my posting on 13th March, Kay Sambell and I have subsequently both been asked by colleagues for advice on how to move from having invigilated on-site exams to having students sit […]

  • Supporting Transition through our bespoke Introduction to HE Study Skills Sessions:

    What happens? Between first week and reading week the students engage with work which extends that which they started pre-course and during First Week.  These sessions include input from Learning Services on accessing information and Assistive Technologies.  The course team (Programme Leader & Course Leader) deliver these sessions covering active reading techniques, how to get […]

  • Diverse assessment strategies

    Please note this strategy will not be used with students until 2018. What will happen? The students are required to work in small groups to produce a 5 minute video explaining a chosen social science concept and how it applies to public health. The production of short videos is relatively simple and provides an alternative […]

  • Creative assessment

    The creativity of assessment, specifically the use of imagery and visualisation in presentations What happens? Given the nature of the student cohort and their potential future careers, it was felt necessary to ensure that they were able to convey information using a range of mediums, in particular the use of imagery and visualisation. This assessment […]

  • Supporting transitions with assessment

    Promoting students’ understanding of assessment (marking and feedback) at key transition points within the programme What happens? At the transition points within the programme (induction; L4 to L5; L5 to L6) students will be led through a session which supports them in understanding the increased academic expectations and the Department’s approach to providing them with […]

  • Feeding assessment forward

    Generic feedback on module assessment, provided to students in advance of individual written feedback to assist with current coursework preparation. What happened? This is an approach that has been used with some success on other programmes in the Department of Children, Education and Communities i.e. Undergraduate Primary ITE. Module Leaders collect ‘generic’ feedforward from tutors […]