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    Inter-disciplinary learning for the work-based student Inter-disciplinary learning for the work-based student Presentation Transcript

    • Leicester Institute of Legal Practice Inter-disciplinary learning for the work-based student Caroline Coles [email_address]
    • Current trends
      • Post graduate , part time emphasis
      • Growth in number of part time and work based students
      • Increasing diverse student community, including international
      • Widening participation obligations
      • Growing concern from students about economic benefits of HE ( HEA 2009)
      • Financial climate
      • 75% of 2020 workforce is over 16 years of age now
      • Post graduate review (expected Spring 2010) A. Smith
      • FE experiences (Changing Learner Experience (2009))
      Leicester Institute of Legal Practice
    • Intellectual Property
      • The Gowers Review of Intellectual Property 2006
      • Intellectual Property for engineers project (Roach and and Soetendorp (2008))
      Leicester Institute of Legal Practice
    • Higher Ambitions?
      • Business to be more active partners
      • HEFCE’s priority to strategic skills i.e. STEM subjects
      • New Research Excellence Framework (REF) to explicitly assess the impact of research on the economy and society
      Leicester Institute of Legal Practice
    • Learner Trends
      • Flexibility/Feels like a work environment*
      • Significant social use of Web 2.0 tools**
      • Digital divides**:
        • haves/have nots;
        • Acceptors/detractors
      • Deficit in information literacy**
      • *DMU Student research 2009
      • **Changing Learner Experience (2009)
      Leicester Institute of Legal Practice
    • Learner Expectations?
      • General satisfaction with ICT provision and considerable support for use due to time and space flexibility
      • Technology useful for administration and as a repository but Web 2.0 usage remains mainly social
      • Analytical use limited
      • Great Expectations of ICT (2008) Ipsos Mori/JISC
      Leicester Institute of Legal Practice
    • Leicester Institute of Legal Practice
      • Research findings:
        • Online lectures
        • Wiki
      Leicester Institute of Legal Practice
    • Inter-disciplinary teaching strategy Leicester Institute of Legal Practice
      • Case study
      • Kolb’s Experiential Learning (1984)
    • Inter-disciplinary teaching tools
      • Building blocks:
        • Practical
        • Minimal statute
        • Creation
        • Exploitation
        • Valuation
      • Tasks: advice to colleague, design brief to consultant, stages in a project plan
      • Toolkit in preparation by European Patent Office
      Leicester Institute of Legal Practice
    • Discussion:possible topics
      • In your institution or subject area, is inter-disciplinary learning and teaching:
        • Pedagogically valid
        • Achievable in a faculty structure?
      • If it is achievable, what issues do you foresee in designing materials?
      • How does this strategy synchronize with the Higher Ambitions strategy?
      Leicester Institute of Legal Practice
    • References
      • Changing Learner Experience (2009) Report of the Committee of Inquiry http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/documents/heweb2.aspx
      • Great Expectations (2008) Ipsos/Mori/Jisc http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/documents/greatexpectations.aspx
      • Higher Ambitions (2009) http://www.bis.gov.uk
      • Kolb, D.A. (1984) Experiential Learning .Prentice-Hall.London.
      • Postgraduate review (expected 2010) http://www.bis.gov.uk/postgraduate-review
      • Roach,J. and Soetendorp, R. (2008) IP in the engineering syllabus.HEA
      Leicester Institute of Legal Practice