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Evaluating student perspectives of different types of learning events provided on SDK228, a level 2 LHCS module

Project leader(s): 
Janette Wallace
Faculty: 
STEM
Status: 
Current

SDK228 (Science of the mind: Investigating mental health) is a level two interdisciplinary science module attracting students from science, health, nursing and psychology backgrounds. Students struggle with different aspects of the module as a result of these backgrounds, evidenced from assessment as well as feedback from tutors and students. This can mean student engagement with the module and enjoyment of it can vary. The module will offer two styles of learning events in 19 J- a set advertised in the LEM that focus on module content and skill development, and a second set outside the LEM which serves a purpose of enrichment and community building. This second set of events are briefed by the module team with emphasis on student engagement, topical issues relating to the module and an alternative approach to teaching in Adobe Connect.

This project plans to evaluate set two learning events using a subset of set one learning events as a comparator by

  1. Observing tuition and scoring participation and behaviour of students in both types of learning event.
  2. Reviewing analytic and attendance data to evaluate student behaviour in both types of learning event.
  3. Surveying participants with questions around added value and preferences of learning event, emotional impact (enjoyment etc), and engagement in the module.
  4. Focus group/individual student interview to delve deeper into student perspectives
  5. AL Focus group to evaluate AL perspectives of the two types of learning event

The outcomes from this project are to understand the student perspectives of two types of learning event provided on SDK228 and to understand the impact this has on student enjoyment of and engagement with the module. This knowledge will be shared in LHCS to feed into tuition strategies of current and future presentations of LHCS modules.  

Wallace, J (2019) Project poster (PDF)

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