Applying university strategic objectives at the school level

Wood, B. , Cavani, J. , Ferguson, E., Pate, A. G. and Rinaldi, C. (2014) Applying university strategic objectives at the school level. In: 7th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 10th Apr 2014,

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Abstract

University Teachers at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies are working together on the Teaching, Learning and Participation Project. This project encompasses three strands: widening participation, student experience, and innovative learning and teaching; all key aspects of the University’s strategic objectives. The widening participation strand has focused primarily on partnership with local schools. This includes Campus Days whereby pupils who have the ability, but perhaps not the confidence, to enter higher education come to the University's two campuses and experience a day as a student. Additionally this strand is seeking to conduct a comparative study of assessment and feedback processes in secondary and higher education. The student experience strand has concentrated on employability and internationalisation. Examples include working with the local education authority to extend student learning and provide staff CPD opportunities via the establishment of an annual education lecture, and developing opportunities for internships overseas. Finally, the innovative learning and teaching strand has sought to review current teaching practices within the School, and to identify and trial innovative methodologies in an effort to engage learners more fully and thereby to enhance both the student and staff learning experiences.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Strategic university objectives Widening participation Student experience Innovative learning and teaching
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ferguson, Mrs Esther and Rinaldi, Mr Carlo and Pate, Mr A and Wood, Dr Bethan and Cavani, Dr Jane
Authors: Wood, B., Cavani, J., Ferguson, E., Pate, A. G., and Rinaldi, C.
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the authors

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