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    • 1. Viewpoints workshop Catherine O’Donnell 8 th February 2012
    • 2. Session Outline
      • An Introduction to Viewpoints.
      • Group work tasks.
      • Questions, conclusions and close.
    • 3. A short video introduction on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux0Bv7fRrQI An Introduction to Viewpoints
      • Viewpoints is a JISC funded curriculum design project.
      • It has a remit to create a series of reflective tools to promote & enhance effective curriculum design.
      • The tools use a learner timeline with established pedagogical principles and ideas as prompts to help staff consider areas of their curriculum while considering the learner perspective .
    • 4.
      • Inform, inspire and plan.
      • There are benefits for
        • Curriculum development.
        • Course teams.
        • Students.
      • 2 views
        • Course and module.
      • 4 themes
        • Assessment and feedback,
        • Information skills,
        • Learner engagement and
        • Creativity and innovation.
      Viewpoints 3 Part Framework
    • 5. Course Level Perspective Supports those who wish to look at Course View.
    • 6. Module Level Perspective Supports those who wish to look at Module View.
    • 7. Assessment and Feedback Theme
        • REAP ( http://www.reap.ac.uk/ )
          • Clarify good performance.
          • Encourage time and effort on task.
          • Deliver high quality feedback.
          • Provide opportunities to act on feedback.
          • Encourage interaction and dialogue.
          • Develop self-assessment and reflection.
          • Give assessment choice.
          • Encourage positive motivational beliefs.
          • Inform and shape your teaching.
        • *Implementation ideas for each principle on back of cards.
    • 8. Learner Engagement Theme
        • The principles of learner engagement are based upon the    8 Learning Events Model developed by LabSET, University of Liège, Belgium . 
          • Receive.
          • Create.
          • Debate.
          • Explore.
          • Imitate.
          • Experiment.
          • Practice.
          • Meta-Learn.
        • *Implementation ideas for each principle
        • on back of cards.
        • http://www.flickr.com/photos/viewpointsproject/
    • 9. Information Skills Theme
        • SCONUL 7 Pillars ( http://www.sconul.ac.uk )
          • Define the task and understand the topic.
          • Identify appropriate resources.
          • Search effectively.
          • Find and extract information.
          • Compare and analyse information.
          • Organise and share information ethically.
          • Interpret information and create new content.
        • *Implementation ideas for each principle on back of cards.
    • 10. Creativity and Innovation Theme
        • CHEP creativity working group ( http://www.ulster.ac.uk/centrehep/creativity_curriculum.html )
          • Collaborative learning.
          • ‘ Open-box’ modules.
          • Negotiation.
          • ‘ Real-life’ learning situations.
          • Novel approaches to learning.
          • Assessment that focuses on process.
          • Use of debates.
          • Beyond the discipline.
          • Enquiry-based learning.
        • *Implementation ideas for each principle on back of card have still to be added.
    • 11. Viewpoints Workshop
    • 12. Task 1: Objectives (5 minutes)
      • Agree challenge, record objective(s) and decide theme to consider.
    • 13. Task 2 – Select principles (5 minutes)
      • Choose principles you think might help you address your objective(s).
    • 14. Task 3 – Map principles to student learning timeline (10 minutes)
      • Place selected cards on the learning timeline considering the student perspective .
    • 15. Task 4 – Select implementation ideas and tailor a solution (30 minutes)
      • Turn over the card(s) and select ideas.
      • Note where you could your add own ideas or comments in order to tailor the examples & record action points/reflections.
    • 16. Brief sharing of experiences and evaluation findings.
    • 17. Sample finished worksheets
    • 18. Shared meanings and priorities
    • 19. Interactive and engaging
    • 20. Facilitated discussions
    • 21. Informative and supporting
    • 22. Building effective teams
      • In a short period of time through:
      • Informal environment
      • Establishing shared meanings and priorities
      • Facilitating discussions and the sharing of ideas
      • Consensus building
      • Collaborative development of the workshop output
    • 23. www.wordle.net
    • 24. Some Quotes
        • “ Thought provoking.”
        • “ Good to see the plan in front of you.”
        • “ Short sessions exploring ideas - very useful.”
        • “ Enjoyed it – not too time-consuming and time used very well.”
        • “ Good material supplied to encourage wider consideration.” "Got the team to brainstorm about the way forward in relation to creativity.”
        • “ Better face to face interaction with course team.”
    • 25. “ Easy tool – visually descriptive, illustrative” “… Resources excellent prompts” “ Suggestion cards act as a good prompt” “ Cards aided formulation of ideas” “ Accessible and easy to use. Comprehensive and guiding.” “ Look at the holistic approach.” “Group participation/engagement on ideas” “ Being given the time to reflect.” “ Useful prompts and discussion.” Some Quotes
    • 26. Conclusions, questions and close
      • By now you should:
        • Be aware of the Viewpoints project.
        • Have seen some assessment and feedback resources and also examples of staff using Viewpoints resources and prompts.
      • Any Questions?
    • 27. Further information Viewpoints project blog: http://viewpoints.ulster.ac.uk Viewpoints resources site: http://viewpoints.ulster.ac.uk/resources Dr Alan Masson, Project Director - [email_address] Catherine O’Donnell, Academic E-Learning Consultant - [email_address] Dr Vilinda Ross, Research Fellow - [email_address]