Shirley's Journal

I'm an online facilitator, currently working on the Ultraversity workplace degree programme. This is my personal journal and you are welcome to leave comments on the entries.


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Monday, March 23, 2009
Work-based study

How do we justify the number of hours for study in a work-based course?

Notionally, students need to do about 10 hours per week of study in addition to work-based study. Of course, those aiming for high marks will do considerably more - as do all high-achieving students. I'd like to focus here on how we make sense of a work-based course that requires only about 10 hours per week of additional study.

In some modules at present, only a small proportion of the assessment products can really be seen as work-based. Perhaps a starting point would be to identify where we think we succeed in designing tasks that are mainly work-based. Examples include:

  • gathering critical incidents
  • PDP - any student who doesn't actually have one at work probably should:-)
  • work-related literature

Posted at 11:07 pm by shirley

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