Helping Students to Take Charge of their Learning Processes

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Cork Institute of Technology

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Processes Learners Need to Master to Succeed in the First Year

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Prof Phil Race, Writer and keynoter on assessment, feedback, teaching and learning in tertiary education, Visiting Professor at Edge Hill University and the University of Plymouth

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In this session, Phil will share with participants the key seven processes which learners need to master to succeed in the first year, and which will serve them well throughout their studies. The session will include a checklist which learners can use to interrogate their present learning skills and identify areas to address in future.

Students entering higher education are often lacking in a sense of ownership and control of the principal factors which govern the quality of their learning. This session will alert participants to these factors and introduce a checklist which can be used with learners to help them to identify their present position regarding these important transferable skills, and also help them to identify areas where they may wish to, or need to, improve and develop these skills.

The session will include discussion around three questions which are always in first year students’ minds, and which are a running theme in the forthcoming 5th edition of ‘The Lecturer’s Toolkit’ due to be published by Routledge later this year.

The skills include time-management, task-management, making sense of important topics and concepts, working with fellow-learners, making the most of teaching sessions including lectures, online-learning, VLE-based activity, reading textual sources, preparing and submitting assessed work, and building on feedback obtained from staff,

Participants will develop:

  • Awareness of seven principal factors which affect learners' ability to learn well;
  • Ideas for how to alert learners to their present position regarding control of and ownership of the skills they need relating to these factors;
  • A checklist to use with learners as a starting point towards their understanding of these processes, and ways in which they can take control of their own learning.

Presenter Biographies

Phil Race publishes widely on learning, teaching feedback and assessment in higher education. His passion is about ‘making learning happen’, in an approachable way, without recourse to jargon, acronyms or elitism.

He is the author of the ‘ripples on a pond’ way of thinking about seven factors underpinning successful learning, based on asking over 200,000 people in many parts of the world six straightforward questions about how they learn.

Though supposedly ‘retired’ now, he continues to give interactive conference keynoted, and half-day workshops for teaching staff.

His work was recognised in 2007 by the Higher Education Academy awarding him a National Teaching Fellowship, and the status of ‘Principal Fellow’ in 2012. In 2010, he was awarded the honour of ‘European Educator of the Year’ by EuroChrie, at a ceremony in Amsterdam.

He is currently a Visiting Professor at Edge Hill University and the University of Plymouth, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Education at Plymouth in 2012.

He is author of 'The Lecturer's Toolkit' (Routledge, 2015, with 5th edition in press, due out late 2019) and 'Making Learning Happen' (Sage, 2014) and a range of books and papers relating to learning skills.

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Cork Institute of Technology

Rossa Avenue

Bishopstown

Cork

Ireland

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