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  • 1. Working Collaboratively to Support Assignment Writing
    Sharon Pieroni
    Edge Hill University
  • 2. Prompts for the project
    • Raised awareness of importance of Learning Literacies
    • 3. Faculty of Education focus on assessment
    • 4. Trainee and tutor evaluation
    • 5. Integrating Learning Literacies at point of programme design
  • Parallel Lives!
    Learning Services Support
    • FAST (First Assignment Toolkit) sessions
    • 6. Individual support
    Education
    • Personal and Professional Development
    • 7. Module Support
    Action plan
    Develop specific guidance for 1 module
    Evaluate and disseminate
    Year 2 Research with a cohort ’10-11
  • 8. What we did
    • Obtained previous examples of student work and permission to use
    • 9. Developed bespoke guidance for academic writing but centered on specific assignment 
    • 10. Ppt and examples of good practice 
    • 11. Provided presentation in individual tutorial groups session (approx 60 mins per 25 students).
  • Evaluation of session
     
    'Yes, the session really helped me focus on structure (my biggest falldown area!)'
     
    'Really informative...'
     
    'The term critical evaluation was explained fully and my understanding was much better after the session.‘
    ‘’Very relevant guidance pitched at right level’
     
    • Timing – needed earlier in module
    • 12. More interactive
    • 13. Involve students in planning the input
  • Evaluation of outcome
    The higher attaining trainees appeared to have followed up suggestions
    Overall, introductions and conclusions were stronger and more varied
    Lower attaining trainees used some of the language structures from the examples given
  • 14. Reflections
    Joint ownership important
    Time inputs carefully
    Be aware of inputs from other parts of the programme
  • 15. Recommendations
    Be clear about what can be offered in terms of support
    Work collaboratively to apply guidance to specific module
    Match guidance to level 4, 5, or 6
    Provide examples
    Build up re-usable resources