20 4 10 Final Version Campus Workshop Bapp Wbs3835 Qual R

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20 4 10 Final Version Campus Workshop Bapp Wbs3835 Qual R

  1. 1. Campus Session 5 BAPP WBS3835 20th April 2010 Rosemary McGuinness Paula Nottingham Peter Bryant
  2. 2. Assessment Submission List <ul><li>Learning Diary and Critical Commentary (Blog) </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Development Materials: Activity 1: Glossary 3 rd March, Activity 2: Influences of the worker-researcher, Activity 7: Designing an instrument for data collection 16 th March Campus Session </li></ul><ul><li>Project Proposal (project plan) discuss draft writing 30 th March, student draft to AA approx 9 th April </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical Issues commentary & Ethics Release Form 30 th March </li></ul><ul><li>Rationale for Award Title & Learning Agreement Cover Sheer, Completing the Project Proposal, Rationale for Critical Commentary 20 th April </li></ul><ul><li>Submission by 6 th May 2010 – posted to Avni </li></ul>
  3. 3. Campus Session 5 BAPP WBS3835 20 th April 2010 <ul><li>1.00 The BAPP WBS3835 ‘Research Portfolio’ PN </li></ul><ul><li>1.10 Rationale for Degree Title RM </li></ul><ul><li>1.30 The Learning Agreement RM </li></ul><ul><li>1:50 Critical Commentary on Learning PN </li></ul><ul><li>2:00 Completing the Project Proposal PN/PB </li></ul><ul><li>2.30 BREAK </li></ul><ul><li>2:45 Open Session for Q & A/Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>3.45 Plenary - Suggested Actions PB/RM/PN </li></ul><ul><li>4.00 END </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Final Research Portfolio - reminder Taken from the Guidelines for BAPP Portfolio Part - Component - Word count Portfolio Part 1 Learning Diary (Blog entries 5 x 200 words) 1000 words (also can be audio-visual format Critical Commentary on learning in this module (Blog) 500 words Portfolio Part 2 Research and Development Materials (Activities 1, 2 and 7) 1500 words Portfolio Part 3 Project Proposal 2500 words Ethical Issues relating to Project Proposal 500 words Ethics Release Form-Form to fill in Portfolio Part 4 Rationale for your Award Title-500 words Learning Agreement Cover Sheet-Form to fill in
  5. 5. Rationale for Award Title Rationale for Award Title This semester, you need to determine the title of your award. (e.g. “BA (Hons) Professional Practice (Musical Theatre). The focus of the program award takes into account both your accredited areas of learning included in the program (FdA or Diploma) and the intended topic of your work based project. It is important to give a rationale for the focus of your programme based on the relevance of the various elements of the program. This is a task that will be supported via academic advisers’ Blogs, as you will be able to get feedback from Tutors to your proposed award title.  
  6. 6. Learning Agreement Cover Sheet   Learning Agreement Cover Sheet This is an official form recording an agreement between you, the University and your employer (or mentor; other practitioner). The Agreement confirms the award title as proper and confirmed, and that your proposal for the work based project (last module of the program) is feasible and worthwhile. Three signatures are required; yours, professional and academic tutor. This should be discussed with your academic adviser. The project focus and feasibility is handled in this module (WBS3835) so you will get feedback on this as well.
  7. 7. Campus Session 5 Paula Nottingham BAPP WBS3835 20 th April 2010
  8. 8. Critical commentary on the learning in this module Commentary using your learning diaries (blogs) – summing up and evaluating the entries using critical analysis (is there any learning theory or theory about professional practice or work based learning that might apply?) use examples… Seeing progression of thoughts, confidence, ability, knowledge, etc. from the earlier part of the module to the conclusion AND providing evidence of this Using comparisons – compared to learning in the workplace, the 3002 module, the BAPP network (how have you used it as a virtual community of practice?)
  9. 9. Module’s Learning Outcomes (p. 12) Abbreviated and annotated <ul><li>demonstrate knowledge of theory and practice in WBL or ‘professional’ research </li></ul><ul><li>• analyse research approaches </li></ul><ul><li>• select and justify the use of appropriate research methods </li></ul><ul><li>• explain own role as worker-researcher </li></ul><ul><li>• explain the ethical rationale (Ethics form and rationale) </li></ul><ul><li>• design an effective work-based research proposal </li></ul><ul><li>• critically reflect upon one’s own learning and its application. </li></ul>Check Paula’s blog for other criteria for level MU3 (Level 6). <ul><li>Rati onale for Degree </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Agreement </li></ul>What are you supposed to take on board form this module?
  10. 10. Does your project (proposal) make an impact? What’s wrong with the pictures? How would you change them? Can this be related to your Project Proposal?
  11. 11. The Final Project Proposal It is an explanation of what you are going to do for your project and how you are going to do it, with some expectations stated (you cannot predict the results before you carry out the project) Beginning middle and end - structure is important – use headings for sections, summarise and use examples Research element - well thought out and critically evaluated (approach, methods) Ethics - always when dealing with human subjects… Worker-researcher
  12. 12. The Final Project Proposal – progress! You have made a lot of progress in the module – celebrate this (sensibly and with evidence) in your Learning commentary and Project Proposal Your BAPP work should be aligned with your professional work (both what you are doing now and aspirationally) and organisation – or if you are self employed – may have implications for your community of practice or your professional network – this should have positive aspects.
  13. 13. The Final Project Proposal - pitfalls Have vague and ill-defined aims Lack detail about the research design Be overly ambitious and unrealistic in terms of scope and timetable (Fox, Martin and Green, Doing Practitioner Research, 2007)
  14. 15. The 12-point format guide for your work-based learning project proposal (p. 12) AGAIN 1 Module code and the working title of your project (Advisors name and Student number + Student name) 2 Introduction This provides the background to your project proposal and should include details of the context for the project. 3 Aim What is the main aim of your project? Explain why the subject of your project is significant in the context described above and identify the target audience(s) for your report/product. 4 Your role as worker-researcher Critically reflect on your role as worker-researcher including your work role and relevant expertise and developing knowledge about work-based research. (not just Activity 2) Institute for Work Based Learning, Middlesex University © 2009
  15. 16. The 12-point format guide for your work-based learning project proposal (p. 12) 5 Identify the main research questions which you as worker-researcher will have to find the answers to in order to achieve your project aim. 6 Identify and provide a rationale for your research approach (which must be referenced) in relation to your position as worker-researcher, the sources of information available to you, your project aim and your research questions. You should also identify and discuss any other approaches which you seriously considered and make it clear why you discarded them. 7 Identify and provide a rationale for your data collection techniques (which must be referenced), make specific how analysis of the data you collect will help you address each of your research questions. 8 Project feasibility Provide an action plan for your project to demonstrate how you will manage it in the time available. Identify any other resources required and other issues, eg ethical considerations t
  16. 17. The 12-point format guide for your work-based learning project proposal (p. 12) 9 Project report/product Indicate how you believe the project report/product will meet the needs of your target audience(s). 10 Identify the strengths and potential weaknesses of your research proposal. 11 Reflect upon the experience of taking this module and constructing your research proposal in order to critically evaluate how they have contributed to your understanding of work-based research. 12 References One copy of the proposal and the appendices (see below) will be returned to you with assessment feedback once the assessment process is completed. As you will probably have started your project by then it is important you keep your own copy for reference. WE ONLY ASKED FOR ONE BUT 2 WOULD ALLOW US TO SEND YOU THE FEEDBACK
  17. 18. The 12-point format guide for your work-based learning project proposal (p. 12) <ul><li>Appendices to be submitted as part of the assessed work </li></ul><ul><li>Your work should show your ability to reflect on the process of your </li></ul><ul><li>learning in this module in terms of both: </li></ul><ul><li>the development of your project proposal </li></ul><ul><li>in your wider understanding of WBL research methods. </li></ul>

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