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Developing issues associated with taught postgraduate level education: Some initial observations. Howard Green Postgraduate Directions, Senior Partner. Introduction. Structure Look at some numbers What awards Issues of demand Some thoughts on pedagogy Europe conclude. Harris Dearing

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Developing issues associated with taught postgraduate level education some initial observations

Developing issues associated with taught postgraduate level education: Some initial observations

Howard Green

Postgraduate Directions, Senior Partner


Introduction
Introduction education: Some initial observations

  • Structure

    • Look at some numbers

    • What awards

    • Issues of demand

    • Some thoughts on pedagogy

    • Europe

    • conclude


  • Harris education: Some initial observations

  • Dearing

  • Various reviews of RAE

  • Roberts on SET

  • Roberts on RAE 2003

  • Improving Standards

  • Research Councils Joint Statement

  • HE White Paper

  • HEFCE on RAE

  • Funding of Research

  • QAA and new PGR Code

  • Skills White Paper


So what is it for
So what is it for?? education: Some initial observations

Greater depth of study?

Specialisation?

Change in direction?

Professional recognition?

Learning new tricks?

Updating?

or what


The uk pg
The UK PG education: Some initial observations

HESA figs


Pg qualifications awarded
PG Qualifications Awarded education: Some initial observations

Source: HESA Table 12


The overseas pg market
The overseas PG market education: Some initial observations

UK PG student numbers – EU and non-EU

HESA figs


Key non eu country providers
Key non-EU country providers education: Some initial observations

HESA figs 2005/6


Fees and costs
Fees – and costs education: Some initial observations

  • UG comparison

  • Debt

  • Pricing policies

  • Value added

  • ACCESS


Age of year 1 pg students
Age of year 1 PG students education: Some initial observations

Source: HESA Table 1d & 1h


Some implications for pgt
Some implications for PGT education: Some initial observations

Numbers vs. resources

Type of awards

Overseas students

Age and experience


Numbers resources
Numbers/resources education: Some initial observations

  • Impact of volume on teaching and learning

  • Scale economies vs. small group

  • What is the appropriate size of programme?

    • ESRC 1+


Types of awards
Types of awards education: Some initial observations

  • Two issues at least

    • ‘PGT in level or in time’

      • Professional or academic

    • Certificates, diplomas and masters

      • Credit and credit accumulation


Professional programmes
Professional programmes education: Some initial observations

Some issues

Student expectation

appropriate methods to deal with those who know more than the teacher

Capitalising on work environment as pedagogic tool


Multidisciplinary programmes
Multidisciplinary programmes education: Some initial observations

  • Dealing with different input levels


Overseas students
Overseas Students education: Some initial observations

  • Language

    • The difference between reading, listening, writing and understanding

  • Learning styles

    • Dealing with mix expectation

  • Plagiarism


Age and experience
Age and experience education: Some initial observations

  • Andragogy – adult learning styles

    • Self direction

    • Need to utilise experience

    • Learning needs to be immediately relevant rather than deferred

    • The change curve

    • And then there is personality

      Impact on pedagogy


So education: Some initial observations

  • Needs to rethink delivery

  • Assessment

    • Project vs. ??

    • Thesis/dissertation ??


Models for cpd
Models for CPD education: Some initial observations

  • Capturing level

  • Building blocks

  • MNeg


Europe
Europe education: Some initial observations

  • A linear model

  • An academic model

  • Need to develop broad frameworks not narrow paths. (Custard, cheese and the shape of bananas)


Conclusion
Conclusion education: Some initial observations

  • Demands becoming more diverse

  • Time for innovation and change

  • Compare UG 30 years ago with now – has PGT changed in that period


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