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IBL Cafe Dissertation Support Lorraine Seymour

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IBL Cafe Dissertation Support Lorraine Seymour

  1. 1. Supporting the Ultimate Inquiry IBL & Mole- based Dissertation Support in Archaeology Lorraine Seymour Department of Archaeology
  2. 2. Summary <ul><li>Current situation </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling factors / resources </li></ul><ul><li>The approach </li></ul><ul><li>IBL & MOLE-based dissertation support </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Implications </li></ul>
  3. 3. Current situation <ul><li>Improve dissertation performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data & text based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Methodologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research process </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Feasibility studies </li></ul><ul><li>Level 2 Modules in critical thinking & research skills </li></ul>
  4. 4. Enabling factors / resources <ul><li>Tradition of staff collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Staff value IBL strategy </li></ul><ul><li>MOLE development </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Tutor Network </li></ul><ul><li>Project Assistant </li></ul>
  5. 5. The approach <ul><li>IBL & MOLE-based Support at Levels 2 & 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Capabilities to structure & present research </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating, exploring and collaborating </li></ul><ul><li>Dissertation skills & activities </li></ul><ul><li>L2 Information & skills </li></ul><ul><li>Peer review mechanisms </li></ul>
  6. 6. IBL & MOLE-based Dissertation Support <ul><li>MOLE Research hub </li></ul><ul><li>Dissertation Timetable </li></ul><ul><li>Skills FAQs </li></ul><ul><li>Information Literacy Development </li></ul><ul><li>Discipline-based resources </li></ul>
  7. 7. IBL & MOLE-based Dissertation Support <ul><li>Collaboration & peer support </li></ul><ul><li>Links to Level 2 Module </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive slideshow </li></ul><ul><li>Dissertation skills exercises </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Structuring research design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluating & establishing methodologies </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Dissertation Skills Exercises <ul><li>Structuring research design </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Progress to Date </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dissertation Aims & Research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>questions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Define Milestones </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project Schedule </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluating & establishing methodologies </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Criticise materials & methods </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Synthetic account </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dissertation Aims </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Outcomes <ul><li>Increasing exploration of the MOLE hub </li></ul><ul><ul><li>67.2%. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule, IBL exercises & interactive slideshow </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student submissions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15 out of 45 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staff use </li></ul>Week No. of Students Viewing Environment % of Students Viewing Environment 1 31 46.3% 2 39 58.2% 3 45 67.2%
  10. 10. Implications <ul><li>Students engaged </li></ul><ul><li>Structured & clear research </li></ul><ul><li>Peer support mechanisms </li></ul><ul><li>Capabilities & skills </li></ul><ul><li>Milestone setting </li></ul><ul><li>Peer review and advanced exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Submission rates & Dissertation quality </li></ul>
  11. 11. Acknowledgements <ul><li>Thanks to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Glynis Jones, Pamela McKinney, Kevin Kuykendall, Paul Wigfield, John Barrett, Robin Dennell & Bob Johnston </li></ul></ul>

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