Whose course is it anyway?- giving first year students a voice in curriculum design Amanda Corrigan School of Education. Me as a Learner. compulsory 20 credits development of undergraduate competences supports transition to university for all students promotes personal development and PDP
Whose course is it anyway?- giving first year students a voice in curriculum design
School of Education
Personal Development Planning
Communication and presentation skills
Working as part of a team
97 of 109 respondents (89% of those responding) had used skills covered in this part of the module during their school placement. 5 respondents (5% of those responding) did not make use of skills covered in this part of the module. 7 participants (6%) had not responded to this question.
“ Did not seem daunting, I had done this in MaaL.”
“ Very good teaching in MaaL helped this.”
“ The skills I have are mainly from previous experience but MaaL
taught me more about myself as a learner.”
“ My skills were more effective due to the practice in the tutorial.”
Students cannot develop graduate attributes without first having a
robust set of undergraduate competences that are refined and
honed over the course of their degree programme.
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