GCU LTAS Discussion Jan 2008

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GCU LTAS Discussion Jan 2008

  1. 1. Goals and approaches being taken with the (revised) Learning, Teaching & Assessment strategy A discussion at the GCU Senior Management Breakfast 9 th January 2008 Caroline MacDonald Allison Littlejohn
  2. 2. Scenario 4 <ul><li>to recognise the value of learning and teaching by rewarding quality </li></ul><ul><li>to encourage and embed innovative approaches to learning and teaching </li></ul><ul><li>to stimulate activity across the institution to share good practice and enhance progression, retention and completion </li></ul><ul><li>to be in line with 2015 strategic vision </li></ul><ul><li>fundamentally different approach to learning and teaching </li></ul>Rationale for Revision of LTAS
  3. 3. Scenario 4 <ul><li>high quality, innovative, accessible, inclusive and flexible learning and teaching environment </li></ul><ul><li>enhanced by curiosity driven research </li></ul><ul><li>building on reputation for strong student support </li></ul><ul><li>link to international strategy </li></ul><ul><li>external initiatives; QAA enhancement themes, employability; skills agenda </li></ul>Key Attributes
  4. 4. Scenario 4 <ul><li>to equip students with the skills to operate as independent lifelong learners </li></ul><ul><li>to build students’ competencies in the skills demanded by employers in a global knowledge economy </li></ul><ul><li>to develop and embed innovative and relevant learning and teaching based on sound research and scholarship </li></ul>Three Goals
  5. 5. Scenario 4 <ul><li>frame authentic </li></ul><ul><li>Problems by asking </li></ul><ul><li>questions </li></ul><ul><li>to learn from </li></ul><ul><li>collective knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to contribute to and share </li></ul></ul>Distinctive approach: asking, learning, sharing Enable students to participate in a global knowledge Economy (Scottish Government, Skills for Scotland Strategy, 2006)
  6. 6. Scenario 4 <ul><li>integrated, forward </li></ul><ul><li>looking approach to </li></ul><ul><li>learning literacy </li></ul><ul><li>embedding IT, </li></ul><ul><li>information and </li></ul><ul><li>learning literacies </li></ul><ul><li>pilot courses being identified. </li></ul>Distinctive approach: iLearn Enable students to participate in a global knowledge Economy (Scottish Government, Skills for Scotland Strategy, 2006)
  7. 7. Scenario 4 <ul><li>Aim: Improve students’ </li></ul><ul><li>ability to work effectively </li></ul><ul><li>in the global workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Improve authenticity </li></ul><ul><li>of the learning students </li></ul><ul><li>experience </li></ul><ul><li>Align skills & </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge students </li></ul><ul><li>acquire with those they </li></ul><ul><li>require for employment </li></ul>Distinctive approach to goal 2 : RealWorld <ul><li>Work with employers to </li></ul><ul><li>increase opportunities for </li></ul><ul><li>students to learn </li></ul>Building on ideas generated through the ‘GCU-Shell Research Partnership’
  8. 8. Scenario 4 <ul><li>Aim: Improve progression </li></ul><ul><li>and completion rates </li></ul><ul><li>identifying and analysing causes and patterns of poor progression </li></ul><ul><li>implementing integrated strategic solutions </li></ul><ul><li>drawing on evidence from research </li></ul><ul><li>guiding schools in developing action plans </li></ul>Distinctive approach to goal 1 : Moving Forward Building on ideas generated through research from CRILL and CA (partly generated through staff secondment)
  9. 9. Scenario 4 <ul><li>Aim: Build expertise across GCU </li></ul><ul><li>encourage innovation throughout the University </li></ul><ul><li>through action research and innovative practice </li></ul><ul><li>linked to new CPD framework </li></ul><ul><li>supporting career progression through learning & teaching </li></ul>Distinctive approach to goal 3 : Scholarship Scheme Based on distributed leadership approaches implemented internationally
  10. 10. Scenario 4 Goal 1: Moving forward – support for transition into HE Ruth Whittaker Emergent Technologies Community of Practice Isobel Falconer, Kathy Trinder Goal 2: RealWorld Employability initiative Anoush Margaryan, Sabene McKinnon Goal 3: Revised CPD framework for staff including Caledonian Scholars and Associates schemes Linda Creanor, Alison Nimmo Caledonian Horizons Reading Group and Academy Communities Anoush Margaryan, Colin Milligan Academy Activities to Support Goals
  11. 11. Goals and approaches being taken with the (revised) Learning, Teaching & Assessment strategy A discussion at the GCU Senior Management Breakfast 9 th January 2008 By Caroline MacDonald Allison Littlejohn

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