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Easing the Transition: ThresholdConcepts & IL workshops for visiting           Y13 students             Erin Nephin     Le...
Previous Y13 Sessions…© Bill Barnes & Gene Ambaum Unshelved.com, Used with Permission
Threshold Concepts“Transformed way of understanding, without  which the learner cannot progress” (Meyer  and Land, 2003)• ...
The Backward Design ProcessFrom Understanding by Design (Wiggins and  McTighe, 2006)Three Stages:1. Identification of desi...
The Redesign2 Major Changes:1. Splitting the workshops (move from lab to   classroom based);2. Build in feedback/self-asse...
The Pilot
Feedback and Assessment
Feeding Forward• Development of the IT based sessions• Feeding into existing L4 workshops for first-  year students• Feedi...
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Nephin - Easing the transition: threshold concepts and IL workshops for visiting Y13 students

  1. 1. Easing the Transition: ThresholdConcepts & IL workshops for visiting Y13 students Erin Nephin Leeds Metropolitan University
  2. 2. Previous Y13 Sessions…© Bill Barnes & Gene Ambaum Unshelved.com, Used with Permission
  3. 3. Threshold Concepts“Transformed way of understanding, without which the learner cannot progress” (Meyer and Land, 2003)• Transformative• Irreversible• Integrative• Bounded• Troublesome Meyer, J.H.F and Land, R. (2003) Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge (1): Linkages to Ways of Thinking and Practising [Internet]. Occasional Report 4. London, Economic and Social Research Council. Available from: <http://www.etl.tla.ed.ac.uk/docs/ETLreport4.pdf> [Accessed 15 March 2013].
  4. 4. The Backward Design ProcessFrom Understanding by Design (Wiggins and McTighe, 2006)Three Stages:1. Identification of desired results;2. Determine acceptable evidence;3. Plan learning experiences and instruction. Wiggins, G. and McTighe, J. (2006) Understanding by Design. Ohio, Pearson.
  5. 5. The Redesign2 Major Changes:1. Splitting the workshops (move from lab to classroom based);2. Build in feedback/self-assessment mechanisms (“3-2-1 Assessment”)
  6. 6. The Pilot
  7. 7. Feedback and Assessment
  8. 8. Feeding Forward• Development of the IT based sessions• Feeding into existing L4 workshops for first- year students• Feeding into widening participation days

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