Proposal Abstract

This paper will outline the results of a first year curriculum design project. The background to the project will be presented, including contextual information about the Scottish Quality Enhancement Themes: these themes provide a framework supporting staff to investigate their own and others' teaching practice. The paper will then explain the project focus and methodology, which included a literature review, focus groups with students, staff workshops and case studies of practice from the UK , Ireland and the USA . The collecting of case studies provided a practical way of supporting staff to evidence their scholarly first year curriculum design work. Key findings and recommendations from the project will then be presented. Finally, the audience will be challenged to critically reflect on how they might engage with the project findings within their own practice.

Location

Room 1908

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 12th, 2:00 PM Mar 12th, 2:45 PM

Enhancing Student Engagement through First Year Curriculum Design

Room 1908

This paper will outline the results of a first year curriculum design project. The background to the project will be presented, including contextual information about the Scottish Quality Enhancement Themes: these themes provide a framework supporting staff to investigate their own and others' teaching practice. The paper will then explain the project focus and methodology, which included a literature review, focus groups with students, staff workshops and case studies of practice from the UK , Ireland and the USA . The collecting of case studies provided a practical way of supporting staff to evidence their scholarly first year curriculum design work. Key findings and recommendations from the project will then be presented. Finally, the audience will be challenged to critically reflect on how they might engage with the project findings within their own practice.