I too inherited such a course, it was not a good experience. Is there a
possibility of using it to illuminate disciplinary issues by looking at
different practices, I am thinking of the kind of interprofessional
learning that we aspire to in healthcare education, as well as getting
students to come up with their own examples within a single discipline.
However, interprofessional learning is argued to depend on a thorough
knowledge of one's own professional area, so more difficult to do at the
beginning of a course.
On 11/07/2011 11:43, Colin Bryson wrote:
> Hi Rebecca
> I inherited such a module when I took over Combined Honours here and it had been taught generically as the students were doing diverse combinations of 28 different subjects. So I naively followed that model. Now there were a number of factors which militated against successful engagement here (e.g. lecture format which I could not change in time) but a big problem was the sense that the students had of a lack of connection and authenticity with the subjects they were studying in their 'academic' modules. Indeed because of a timetable clash I had to run separate workshops for the students taking management and/or economics and I was able to theme these sessions with that subject and they engaged much more.
> So I think I am saying you need to try to connect to their subjects - Or more practical, to enable them to do that....
> all best
> Colin Bryson
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> Sent: 11 July 2011 11:06
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> Subject: Study Skills Module - To Teach in Isolation?
> Hi all
> Next year I will be running an accredited study skills module and Iím in the process of throwing a few ideas around as to the best approach for delivery.
> This is a stand alone module where the students are pursuing a number of different courses (they are enrolling on this as an additional module) so therefore it might be difficult for me to embed the skills into one course.
> It has been suggested that I teach the module through my own area of interest but this might be off putting to some students who might for example, have no interest in Art History whatsoever!
> So, Iím wondering if I should teach the module in isolation (like I have done for generic one off sessions to courses) or try and have a subject theme throughout the course.
> Any thoughts would be much appreciated!
> Rebecca Bennett-Wilding (AMBDA FE/HE)
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