Sometimes Students Make the Best Teachers: Developing and Enhancing Graduate Skills

Gow, A. (2019) Sometimes Students Make the Best Teachers: Developing and Enhancing Graduate Skills. In: International Conference on Education and New Development (END 2019), Porto, Portugal, 22-24 Jun 2019, pp. 26-28. ISBN 9789895431250

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This paper demonstrates the good practice in developing and enhancing graduate skills and experience of Senior Honours Students in Digital Media and Information Studies through engaging these students as demonstrators for the computer based lab sessions as part of the delivery of the DMIS level 1 courses. This paper will be delivered by both staff on the programme and students taking part in the scheme this year as well as with input from previous year’s cohorts to demonstrate the effectiveness of the activity on employability. This input will be as videos embedded in the paper to demonstrate the international impact from students who were demonstrators last year and now work in Sweden. We use results from a study taking place over the year both from students and demonstrators to evidence the positive effect for both elements , e.g “how helpful XX has been in my labs over the last few weeks. She's guided me in some detail through what happens in Year 2 and at Honours level which has probably convinced me to keep going with DMIS.” “It's been extremely useful to get some specifics from someone who's already been through it, and I didn't even have to ask - it was just born out of a chat. “ Feedback from 2015-16 DMIS 1B student. This paper will reflect on the success of embedding the graduate attributes into this scheme through a number of key areas, not least Subject Specialist, Confident, Effective Communicators and Resourceful and Responsible. We will demonstrate through our study that these attributes are achieved not only through the classroom activities but through application of training and accreditation, from UofG GTA training, Subject meetings, and support to apply for Associate Fellow of the HEA. This is aligned to CILIP professional accreditation for the single honours DMIS degree, ensuring our demonstrators graduate with a firm set of graduate attributes and employability skills.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gow, Professor Ann
Authors: Gow, A.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 InScience Press
First Published:First published in Education and New Developments 2019 Volume 1: 26-28
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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