Mediated Support for Learning Enhancement

McMahon, M. and Morrison-Love, D. (2004) Mediated Support for Learning Enhancement. SERA Conference, Perth, Scotland, 25-27 Nov 2004. (Unpublished)

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Wider participation, retention and quality assurance has refocused attention on students’ learning experiences and opportunities, with an appreciation that raising a student’s awareness of their learning preferences can help them adopt different styles and become more flexible learners. There is consensus that if opportunities for developing their learning skills are available to students the quality of their learning improves and they experience more success. This should be more than simply a crisis response to an emergency situation (e.g. examination failure) and involve self-reflection on existing learning strategies and development of new ones. Learning enhancement is at its core. This paper focuses on a joint project between the Faculty of Education and the Student Learning Service at the University of Glasgow, funded by the University’s Learning and Teaching Development Fund. It trials a Learning Profiling Tool with a student cohort from the BEd programme. Critical reflection of one’s own learning forms a crucial element in the BEd programme and if students are guided from reflection to action with appropriate explanation, mediation and support, not only will their own learning experiences be enhanced but also those of the pupils they will teach. This Learning Profiling Tool differs from many other diagnostic tools in that mediation forms a crucial part of the process with the profile acting as a stimulus to discussing learning strategies and agreeing a plan of action. The learner can complete further profiles to gauge development in their own learning. The project has been conducted during the 2003-04 session and the research findings will be available in September 2004.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Morrison-Love, Dr David and McMahon, Professor Margery
Authors: McMahon, M., and Morrison-Love, D.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Pedagogy Policy and Practice
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
Mediated Support for Learning Enhancement (ELLI Project)Dr Margery McMahonLearning & Teaching FundUNSPECIFIEDSchool of Education