EVALUATION OF PLACEMENT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES. Dr Poppy Turner firstname.lastname@example.org. Guidelines for the Evaluation of Placement Opportunities Written feed-back please. Handout. Is there anything you want to discuss as a group?.
Dr Poppy Turner
Guidelines for the Evaluation of Placement OpportunitiesWritten feed-back please. Handout.Is there anything you want to discuss as a group?
With new understanding of placement learning, we can now use Frameworks and Models for Evaluation
ASK YOURSELF …
good/ appropriate supervision, supportive colleagues, nurturing environment fostering knowledge and understanding, some social life
Knowledge and understanding.
Higher skills/ expertise.Creativity, innovation.Growth & development of individual potential.Becoming a professional and/or enriched personal identity
Placement situation with HIGH POTENTIAL for learning
Student’s role/ status and emotions: valued team member (‘like being in a family’),
high self-esteem and positive attitude
Placement work/activity: varied work with real purpose and/or a challenging research project. Work at the junior professional levelModels = shorthand illustrations of complex placement situations
Culture/environment: poor or absent supervision and/or support, competitive or hyper-critical environment, understanding and creativity inadequately fostered, absence of positive social interactions
Placement situation with LOW LEARNING POTENTIAL
Low level skills, little increased knowledge.
Little opportunity for creativity.
Sometimes mis-education (e.g. ‘interesting lab work is an oxymoron’).
Decision to leave science on graduation
Placement work/ activity: menial, repetitive work, seen as boring.
Student’s main activity can become avoidance of an unpleasant boss or appeasement of a moody supervisor
Student’s role/ status/ emotions: used as cheap labour, general dogs body, not valued, low confidence, low self-esteem (‘I fell apart’)
Now an illustration using negative feedback
Handout: Frameworks questions
and blank model
The more you practice with these Frameworks and Models, the more they stick in your mind. Eventually, you will ‘know’ about placement learning and the quality of placement situations by visualising them in your head; you may only need to perform these exercises to explain your thinking to others.
Frameworks and Models for Analytical Evaluation of Placement Learning Opportunities
That was a whistle-stop tour of learning – especially placement learning and its evaluation. To discuss further: