JISC Maturity Toolkit UWS Presentation Skye, April 2013 [original: Lea McKay]

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JISC Maturity Toolkit UWS Presentation Skye, April 2013 [original: Lea McKay]

  1. 1. Past, Present and Future – Incorporating Prior and Workbased Learning in the Development of a Degree Programme CAMEL Group Skye April 2013
  2. 2. Choose UWS/2010 Key Objectives Identify a process to link employer led staff development to UWS awards Develop best practice in partnership working meeting the needs of employers, employees and UWS Focus on sustainable engagement Develop an integrated approach to employer engagement incorporating RPL, WBL and UWS modules
  3. 3. Potted History of Kibble Education and Care Centre •1840 Miss Elizabeth Kibble dies. And an endowment is set up •1859 Kibble Reformatory School opens •1932 Re-designated as an Approved School •1971 Becomes a List D School •1996 Kibble Education and Care opens •2011 Kibble accepts referrals for both males and females
  4. 4. “The Kibble”  Has been providing child and youth care for over 150 years Is one of Scotland’s leading Social Enterprises turning round the lives of some of the most disadvantaged young people in Scotland Provides a stable, purposeful, safe and happy environment for young people in trouble
  5. 5. Kibble Education and Care Centre – The Project Assess staff for RPL and the transfer of credit Facilitate APEL for staff through engagement with Making Experience Count module where appropria Develop core Social Pedagogy module(s) Enrol a cohort of staff onto the Workbased Opport module (20 points at SCQF level 8) Identify existing UWS modules for inclusion in the programme
  6. 6. www.scqf.org.uk
  7. 7. Programme Pathway Option of double/triple modules Level 8 Work Based Opportunities Module (LSCI) Social Pedagogy Stage 2 (CORE) + 1 module Work Based Opportunities Module (LSCI) Social Pedagogy Stage 2 (CORE) + 1 module Work Based Opportunities Module (LSCI) Social Pedagogy Stage 2 (CORE) + 1 module Work Based Opportunities Module (LSCI) Social Pedagogy Stage 2 (CORE) + 4 modules Work Based Opportunities Module (LSCI) Social Pedagogy Stage 2 (CORE) + 4 modules Level 7 Introduction to Social Pedagogy (CORE) Introduction to Social Pedagogy (CORE) Introduction to Social Pedagogy (CORE) Introduction to Social Pedagogy (CORE) APEL for 100 credits Making Experience Count Introduction to Social Pedagogy (CORE) DEGREE Related* and non related HNC SOCIAL CARE and SVQ4 HND RELATED HNC SOCIAL CARE HNC UNRELATED
  8. 8. Benefits of RPL For the student Gaining credit and recognition for learning increases confidence, motivation and self esteem Encourages further learning No need to repeat learning experiences for things they already know and for which they can provide suitable evidence Enhances employment opportunities by gaining a recognised qualification more quickly saving time and money
  9. 9. For the Employer More efficient use of the training budget avoiding duplication of learning and identifying the best way to meet skills gaps Provides a framework for skills development and CPD enabling employers to: • Show a commitment to workforce development • Improve staff retention Benefits of RPL
  10. 10. Recognition of Prior Learning Experiences are looked at and those where significant learning has occurred are selected. Clear statements in the form of learning outcomes are written making sure that: • Learning is at the right level. • There is a clear link between theoretical knowledge and practical application • Learning has been kept up to date. Evidence in support of the claim to learning is collected and collated this takes the form of a written report accompanied by a portfolio of evidence
  11. 11. Why engage in WBL? Links into SCQF Encourages and motivates Gives sense of achievement Enhances reflection Employer engagement
  12. 12. Indicators of what is expected of the student Designed to engage students in the learning process Linked to subject benchmark statements and/or level descriptors Learning Outcomes are:
  13. 13. Workbased Opportunities - Learning Outcomes Outline the skills and personal qualities needed to effectively identify patterns of self-defeating behaviours in young people. Utilise an interactive therapeutic strategy such as the Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) to turn crisis situations into learning opportunities. Produce a reflective analysis of how LSCI has contributed to your interpersonal skills and relate this to the culture within your workplace and to government initiatives. Recognise the value of effective debriefing and how this contributes to working practices.
  14. 14. Barriers/Risks • Costs • Economic climate, • Benefits of staff development • Sustainability • Culture • Resources The will needs to be there to find a way
  15. 15. What Students Say Made me reflect on my working practices and question why I did things. Gave me the confidence to suggest different ways of working. Made me appreciate what I had achieved within the workplace. I have caught the learning bug!
  16. 16. Lifelong Learning Academy Lea McKay Director, Lifelong Learning Academy UWS Lea McKay@uws.ac.uk 0141 848 3514

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