Flexible Curricula Viewpoints action plan template

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Flexible Curricula Viewpoints action plan template

  1. 1. Workshop record and action plan for Enhancements in Flexible Curricula
  2. 2. Action plan for enhancements In flexible curricula Contents 1 SUMMARY....................................................................................................................................3 2 BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT.......................................................................................................4 3 CHANGING DRIVERS AND NEEDS..................................................................................................5 3.1 WORKSHOP OUTCOMES....................................................................................................................................5 3.2 CONCLUSIONS AND PRIORITIES............................................................................................................................5 4 ENHANCING PRACTICE..................................................................................................................6 4.1 CONCLUSIONS AND PRIORITIES............................................................................................................................6 4.2 ENHANCEMENTS, ACTIONS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND TIME-SCALE..................................................................................6 4.2.1 External engagement and partnerships..................................................................................................7 4.2.2 Anytime, anywhere learning...................................................................................................................8 4.2.3 Entry, transition, progression and exit.................................................................................................10 4.2.4 Learning model, personalisation & learner engagement....................................................................12 Page 2 of 13
  3. 3. Action plan for enhancements In flexible curricula 1 Summary <Provide a brief summary of the key sections of this report> Page 3 of 13
  4. 4. Action plan for enhancements In flexible curricula 2 Background and context <Write briefly on the background and context of the exercise to explore flexible curricula> Page 4 of 13
  5. 5. Action plan for enhancements In flexible curricula 3 3.1 Changing drivers and needs Workshop outcomes <Record the outcomes of the workshop to explore changing drivers and needs for flexible curricula> Dimension Details & commentary Student needs and expectations Key Government drivers Key institutional drivers, goals and priorities Globalisation & internationalisation Employer and employer body needs & expectations Changes in what and how we teach Recruitment and retention 3.2 Conclusions and priorities <Briefly describe the key conclusions and priorities in respect of changing drivers and needs for flexible curricula> Page 5 of 13
  6. 6. Action plan for enhancements In flexible curricula 4 Enhancing practice 4.1 Conclusions and priorities <Briefly describe the key conclusions and priorities for enhancing practice in flexible curricula and how these address changing drivers and needs> 4.2 Enhancements, actions, responsibilities and time-scale <In the following four sections, describe the enhancement, actions, responsibilities and time-scale> • • • • 4.2.1 4.2.2 4.2.3 4.2.4 External engagement and partnerships Anytime, anywhere learning Entry, transition, progression and exit Learning model, personalisation & learner engagement Page 6 of 13
  7. 7. Action plan for enhancements In flexible curricula 4.2.1 External engagement and partnerships Practice point Enhancement details Priority Actions & responsibilities Time-scale Engage employers with design and delivery. Align curricula with employer and learner needs. Align curricula with sector/employer body needs and initiatives. Align curricula with professional, regional, national, sector, international standards and changing contexts. Engage other educational providers & stakeholders with curricula design and delivery. Other Page 7 of 13
  8. 8. Action plan for enhancements In flexible curricula 4.2.2 Anytime, anywhere learning Practice point Enhancement details Priority Actions & responsibilities Time-scale Ensure minimum equitable off-campus access to technologies for all learners. Provide access to a broad range of on-campus technology enhanced learning tools for learners and staff. Design curricula with a significant focus on technology-enhanced learning (TEL). Design curricula specifically to exploit mobile technologies such as Tablets, SmartPhones, e-book readers, and multimedia devices. Ensure a high degree of digital literacy (DL) amongst learners. Page 8 of 13
  9. 9. Action plan for enhancements In flexible curricula Practice point Enhancement details Priority Actions & responsibilities Time-scale Provide 24-hour access to information, learning resources and support. Provide flexible access to tutors, peers, mentors, experts, assessors and other relevant stakeholders involved with curricula delivery. Provide specific learner guidance and support for flexible learning. Other Page 9 of 13
  10. 10. Action plan for enhancements In flexible curricula 4.2.3 Entry, transition, progression and exit Practice point Enhancement details Priority Actions & responsibilities Time-scale Provide flexible learning pathways including options for negotiated curricula. Provide flexible learning pathways including options for negotiated curricula - additional considerations relating to work-based learning contexts. Provide flexibility in programme timing & progression. Provide flexible learning pathways through RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning), articulation and credit transfer. Provide pre-entry information and guidance. Page 10 of 13
  11. 11. Action plan for enhancements In flexible curricula Practice point Enhancement details Priority Actions & responsibilities Time-scale Provide pre-entry support. Provide integrated flexible induction. Provide effective support for learner progression and retention. Develop graduate attributes and employability skills to prepare learners for working and learning in employment. Other Page 11 of 13
  12. 12. Action plan for enhancements In flexible curricula 4.2.4 Learning model, personalisation & learner engagement Practice point Enhancement details Priority Actions & responsibilities Time-scale Provide flexibility in campus-based teaching via technology-enhanced learning (TEL) techniques. Personalise learning activities with an aim to create autonomous selfdirected learners. Design social & informal learning activities which exploit online media and support a range of pedagogies. Adopt open approaches to exploit the knowledge and experience of others and facilitate learner choice. Design curricula to emphasise assessment for learning to develop learners capable of selfreview. Page 12 of 13
  13. 13. Action plan for enhancements In flexible curricula Practice point Enhancement details Priority Actions & responsibilities Time-scale Continually engage in educational innovation, change and research in flexible curricula as part of quality enhancement and assurance. Adopt flexible, transparent and businesslike approaches to programme design, development, review and validation. Implement protocols of engagement for learners and tutors to ensure compliance with all relevant laws, codes and policies. Other Page 13 of 13

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