Resources: Student experience

45 resources found for "Student experience"
Access and Transition to Higher Education 1997 - 2001
Context, methodology and findings of a research project into the experience of mature students studying on their Access course (phase one of the project), into their transition to higher education (phase two), and into their experience of higher education (phase three). The research was conducted at the University of Derby
Access student perceptions of factors that impact upon their learning journey
This is an ESCalate student grant awarded to Laura Mears of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. The aim of this project will be to discover the motivations and barriers experienced by adult learners returning to study, in order to further develop both institutional and individual understanding. This topic is particularly relevant due to the prominence of lifelong learning in the current political and socio-economic landscape
Activity Brochure 2006-2007 : enhancing the student experience
A four page colour brochure outlining the key activites happening in 2006-2007
An account of research into the anxiety pupils and students may experience when answering questions and presenting in whole class contexts, with a focus on the coping strategies the learners may employ
Paper that links with the powerpoint presentation given by Dr Julie Anderson at the ECER conference in Ghent (September 2007)
Anxious learners? How the wisdom of those that have gone before and have become the successful senior academics of today can help transform the current student learning experience in Higher Education
Julie Anderson of ESCalate presented a paper: Anxious learners? How the wisdom of those that have gone before and have become the successful senior academics of today can help transform the current student learning experience in Higher Education at the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Conference 2010. The slides are available for download
Conference impressions from 2nd annual ESCalate student conference : Students as stakeholders : take an active part in your own learning
Short video of conference impressions from 2nd annual ESCalate student conference : Students as stakeholders : take an active part in your own learning, 16 April 2010
Constructing resiliencies : support through learning in Nunavut, Canada
This is a short summary of student project grant from ESCalate to Heather Moquin of the University of Glasgow. This research seeks to better understand how education and learning facilitate resiliencies in life in the Canadian Arctic. The broad concept of resiliency will be examined within this study, with the particular focus being on how women's experiences of education and learning enable the development of individual and communal resiliencies...
Developing and enhancing learning and teaching through an internal knowledge exchange network
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 11, summer 2008 by Ron Ritchie where he discusses the introduction of self-driven internal knowledge exchange networks at the University of the West of England, Bristol. It details how the creation of an UWE Internal Knowledge Exchange Network (IKEN) to promote the development of pedagogic practice and research across the University, has impacted on student experience and knowledge exchange,...
Enabling practice learning in a context of scarce resources and competing claims
This is an ESCalate Hot Topic article produced by Jim Reid of the University of Huddersfield about practice based learning. Our programme, like many others focussed on work with children and young people, has a practice learning component that was increasingly complex to manage in part due to competing claims for placements from other programmes such as ITE, social work or youth work. A way had to be found to continue to offer practice learning...
Enhancing Student Learning 2006
This brochure gives details of what ESCalate and the Higher Education Academy has to offer its community. ESCalate is part of the Higher Education Academy. As the UK subject centre for Education we are working to enhance the HE experience for students following education programmes throughout the UK. We work directly with those staff in universities and colleges who provide courses in education studies, continuing and adult education, teacher...
Enhancing the Higher Education student learning experience
Enhancing the Higher Education student learning experience is the generic brochure outlines the work of ESCalate the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Education. It details who they are, who they work with and what the current and planned activities for 2008/09 are. It also gives contact details for the Centre and useful links to selected areas of their website. It is presented as a PDF file of some 6 pages
Enhancing the student learning experience in HE education programmes across the UK
Jocelyn Wishart of ESCalate prepared a poster presentation of ESCalate's work for the August 2010 European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) in Helsinki. It details the process and findings of a recent evaluation of ESCalate, looking at the impact of grants and events, as well as the degree of engagement with institutions
ESCalate and the University of Exeter's Students as Change Agents project
This is a set of practitioner resources for those wanting to set up student-based research projects in their institutions. the University of Exeter, ESCalate and the HEA have produced a booklet called Students as Change Agents (which is downloadable in PDF) or available in limited numbers in print. There is also a review of current literature on student engagement, some short case studies and practical resources available here
ESCalate HE/School Learning Group
This paper from Mike Ollerton at St.Martin’s College is an informative study of how student teachers make sense of their experiences: what they learn in schools, what they learn in Higher Education Institutions, how they transfer knowledge between contexts and how they manage all the differing demands upon them. It considers aspects of ‘good’ practice as described by mentors and tutors in a range of institutions and from different locations...
ESCalate slides from UCET conference, 7-8 November 2008, in Birmingham
Dr Julie Anderson and Dr Fiona Hyland gave a talk at UCET, 7-8 November 2008, in Birmingham, sharing recent ESCalate resources on student learning including peer support schemes, internationalisation and e-learning. The presentation slides are available as a PowerPoint file
Exploring the psychological wellbeing of students in Higher Education
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 18, autumn 2010 by Daphne Evans. It looks at the psychological wellbeing of students in Higher Education. This is an important area for research because with increased numbers of young people entering higher education, interest in issues relating to the mental health and wellbeing of young people is also increasing
Feeling stupid : a survey of university students’ experience of social anxiety in learning situations
Social anxiety is an important area impacting upon student learning in HE and we would like to bring your attention to a new piece of research. In this study, 300 university students at UWE Bristol reported on their experiences of social anxiety in learning situations
Hearing the student voice: involving students in curriculum design and development
This brief online article describes an ESCalate development project led by Fiona Campbell at Napier University. The Hearing the Student Voice project investigated effective means to capture and use the student voice to inform academic professional development. This development project will take that work on and explore innovative methods which enable students to contribute effectively to curriculum design and development. Using the materials and...
Higher Education Academy first year experience action set
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 15, autumn 2009 by Karen Fitzgibbon. Karen offers an insight into the way Higher Education Academy Wales has engaged with HEIs to develop research strategies which have delivered solutions and suggestions for practice designed to address one of the most important issues in the higher education student experience: the first year. It also includes supporting articles
How do students feel about studying in a culturally diverse Higher Education environment?
This is an article from the ESCalate Newsletter, Autumn 2008 by Fiona Hyland of ESCalate, about her work on internationalisation, the integration of an international dimension into all activities of a university, focusing on the student experience. At the heart of the problem is perhaps the assumption by institutions and departments that intercultural learning will happen automatically just by having a multi-cultural environment. Of course,...
International students and students' unions
Fiona Hyland of ESCalate presented a paper "The HEA / UKCISA ‘Teaching International Students’ project: Improving academic experiences of international students" at this NUS / UKCISA training event "International students and students' unions: Creating a Global Future for all students" at the University of Bradford, 13th October 2010. The PowerPoint slides are available for download and further resources from this event are available on the NUS...
Journeys of Personal Discovery: The Higher Education Academy Subject Centre Network Student Award
An overview of the submissions for the essay competition held by the Subject Centre of Education (ESCalate) as part of the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre Network Student Award reveals a fascinating variety of answers to the question: “How does your experience of your course compare with any expectations that you have had?” The winner and runners up of the education element of the competition have their essays published by ESCalate....
LearnHigher
The main area of activity of this Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is: sharing materials and expertise and building a research evidence base about student experience in 20 learning areas such as PDP, group work, assessment, etc. Includes all academic disciplines
Learning dialogues
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 18, autumn 2010 by John Butcher of the University of Northampton. It reports on the third University of Northampton learning and teaching conference. The theme of the conference was to share ideas around the importance of learning dialogues in Higher Education
Let’s hear it for the student voice!
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, summer 2010, celebrating 10 years of the education subject centre. Fiona Campbell argues passionately for the inclusion of the student voice in all aspects of higher education and provides an overview of the two projects that ESCalate supported as a way of mainstreaming this once marginal area
M Level PGCE - 'Mness' and the student experience
The ideas here are presented by delegates who attended the ESCalate ITE M Level PGCE seminar at Liverpool John Moores University on 2nd March 2007. The theme of the seminar was 'Mness' and the student experience. Discussions covered the following topic areas: * In search of Mness * Looking after the students * CPD * Quality assurance of assessments * What does/should an assessment look like? There was lively debate...
Nothing ventured, nothing gained
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, spring 2010. Charlotte Young, a new researcher, received an ESCalate award to attend the FACE Conference 2009. Here she tells us about her research and the impact that going to the conference has had on her work
PGCE survival guide
Mike Lamb studied a PGCE at the University of Sussex in 2007/8. Despite a huge amount of information available to support students throughout the course, he identified a lack of information provided directly by students for students. Then with the support of the University of Sussex and ESCalate he carried out a small research project to highlight the key pieces of advice that this year's students thought essential information for future...
PILS - Personalised Integrated Learning Support
PILS will create a holistic model of learner support, derived from exisiting excellence, to enable the individual student to manage their own learning more effectively
Promoting and encouraging the effective use of the student voice to enhance professional development in learning, teaching and assessment within higher education
This is an ESCalate development project led by Fiona Campbell of Napier University that was completed in 2007. The Hearing the Student Voice project aimed to promote and encourage the use of the student voice to enhance the effectiveness of academic professional development and ultimately the learning experience of students. Students can have a powerful impact on academic professional development aimed at enhancing learning, teaching and...
Research on student mentoring schemes
This is a presentation detailing an ESCalate research project undertaken by Ginny Saich of the University of Stirling into first year mentoring of education students in UK Higher Education. Research on student mentoring schemes by Ginny Saich of the University of Stirling, details the outcomes of an ESCalate research project as presented at the BERA Conference, September 2008. The paper looked at First year mentoring of education students in UK...
Resources from Developing intercultural competencies in international higher education communities : initiating European conversations
Resources from Developing intercultural competencies in international higher education communities : initiating European conversations, 22 September 2009. Cultural capability – the ability to function effectively in an international and intercultural context - is crucial in the interconnected world of the 21st century. Universities offer an excellent environment for the development of such cultural capability but consideration needs to be given...
Resources from Enhancing the experience of trainee teachers in the lifelong learning sector
Resources from the ESCalate event Enhancing the experience of trainee teachers in the lifelong learning sector, 20 April 2010 looking at how new practitioners in the lifelong learning sector best be supported. It includes two good practice guides, one for teacher educators and one for the employers of trainee teachers, plus presentations related to the research project and guides
Student views on feedback
A 10 minute video of interviews with students at various UK institutions about assignment feedback. This video, produced by Evan Pugh was commissioned by the Higher Education Academy and presented at the Assessment: Focus on Feedback Conference in London on 23 May 2006 Students at a range of UK institutions were stopped at random and asked a series of questions on their views on feedback to camera
Students as change agents at Exeter University
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 18, autumn 2010 by Harriet Whewell, formerly of the University of Exeter. This article gives a personal account of working with students on an innovative project at Exeter University. It details the Students as Change Agents scheme that aims to increase student engagement in the teaching and learning experience. Students ran their own research projects and data collection to improve an area...
Summer 2006 Exchange Magazine Student Related Articles
The Summer 2006 HEA Exchange Magazine featured articles on the Student Learning Experience. Here at ESCalate we pulled out key articles that we thought would be of interest to the Education Community and Students. * Whatever happened to the student experience? David Watson puts forward some propositions for debate. * What is the student experience anyway? Lee Harvey argues that the consumerist approach to the student learning...
Teaching international students
Introducing the 'Teaching International Students' initiative. The aims of the initiative are to: 1) raise the profile of teaching and learning for international students; 2) establish a repository of resources and research on teaching and learning for international students; 3) identify and disseminate information and guidance; 4) provide guidance on staff development strategies; 5) establish a network of interested people. The TIS website...
The Doctorate : stories of knowledge, power and becoming
This is a series of stories from a diverse group of people who were asked to write about their experiences of being doctoral students, edited by Tony Brown, Director of ESCalate, and published as part of the Discussions in Education Series. A collection of stories from a range of writers who have all been through the experience of completing a PhD. The publication is likely to have resonance for colleagues and students working in any number of...
The first year experience : support for HEIs
This is an article in the ESCalate newsletter, issue 15, autumn 2009. Karen Fitzgibbon offers us an insight into the way Higher Education Academy Wales has engaged with HEIs to develop research strategies which have delivered solutions and suggestions for practice designed to address one of the most important issues in the HE student experience: the first year. It is presented as PDF download of 2 pages
The First Year Experience in Continuing Education
The onset of the twenty-first century has brought a marked change in the role of Lifelong Learning/Continuing Education. As higher education has adapted to meet increasingly diverse demands from a more heterogeneous student population, lifelong learning departments have been required to adopt a wider institutional role enabling diverse learner needs to be met through enhanced flexibility of provision in its widest sense. This flexibility...
The on-line tutorial: developing and evaluating resources & disseminating experience
ESCalate grant-funded project
Towards a psychodynamic model of the student experience
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 11, summer 2008. In it Dr Tony Brown writes about how using a psychodynamic model of student learning may change our thoughts about poorly performing students. A psychodynamic paradigm begins from a fundamentally different position. Student desire for learning is construed as relational, so when student learning has been disrupted, the focus shifts to the student’s relationships and how these...
Trainee teachers' physical and mental wellbeing: a study of university and school experience provision
This is an ESCalate themed funding grant in the area of student well-being awarded to Jan Huyton of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. This study focuses on wellbeing of PGCE / PGDE students, the provision of support and the impact of Fitness to Teach guidelines. It involves three cases studies, exploring institutional policy and the perceptions of staff and students to elicit key issues, and exploits Web 2.0 technologies to stimulate...
Understanding students’ prior experiences of assessment and feedback
This is a brief description of an ESCalate development project led by Dr Graham Holden of Sheffield Hallam University, looking at student experience of assessment and feedback. It focuses on Y13 students who are just about to make the transition to HE study. The project will study year 13 students’ experience of assessment and feedback as they work towards their A2 (or equivalent) qualifications in various subjects across the Key Stage 5...
What is the impact of social anxiety on student learning?
This is an ESCalate development project led by Graham Russell of the University of Plymouth and completed in 2008. An on-line survey was designed to gather information about the impact of social anxiety on student learning and well-being. A psychological screening tool was used to maximise validity and anonymity was employed to enhance response integrity. Social anxiety is a form of chronic shyness that is characterised by social evaluative...