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LSIS Research Development Fellowship (RDF) projects 2012-2013: Putting the pieces together: How practitioner research improved the employability of students studying Maths and English - poster

Principal focus of the project

The focus was on identifying techniques/approaches to improving skills for employability within English and Maths courses, identifying the needs and expectations of partner organisations, and the needs and expectations of students. It also aimed to develop a useful strategy for Assessment for Learning, and a meaningful assessment method. 

What is this about and what were the main findings?

Findings included: Tutor and student achievement rates were positively affected by sharing of good practice. Understanding of learning goals by tutor and student dramatically increased achievement rates and personal efficacy. Use of a meaningful AFL method encouraged the concept of ownership and self efficacy. Use of AFL empowered students, encouraging their participation in continuous access to descriptive feedback. Data was gathered from interviews/surveys.

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Number of participants who worked with the project:
21-50
Learners
1
Organisations
N/A
Staff
Name(s) of authors

Jude Mackenzie - Workers' Educational Association

Name of associate programmes

LSIS Research Development Fellowship (RDF) projects 2012-2013

Summary

A poster illustrating the findings of a project identifying and investigating ways to improve the employability of students studying Maths and English.

Web link for this resource: Jude Mackenzie and Diane Holmes Poster A3.pdf