Supporting the whole journey

Pam Dewis shared her work with the October Applied Learning SIG; that she’s been developing in her role as the Employability Lead in the Department for Education, Childhood and Inclusion in D & S. Working with Linda Wilson (D&S employability consultant) and the department’s employability forum members, the focus of this work was to develop…

The influence of friendship

The first Applied Learning AIG meeting of the year focussed on the project proposals initiated by the group. These provide the group’s focus for 2017/18. Each proposal is based The first Applied Learning AIG meeting of the year focussed on the project proposals initiated by the group. These provide the group’s focus for 2017/18.  Each proposal is…

The work of a generative community

We had our final academic interest group (AIG) meeting last Thursday for this academic year. Our next one will be on Wednesday afternoon, 27th September. Unless we receive feedback to the contrary from group members, our plan will be to regularise the meetings to the last Wednesday of every month (bar August and December) from…

Cards describing student archetypes

One Size Does Not Fit All

We know that our university offer needs to accommodate the diversity of our students. On 13th June, the Applied Learning Academic Interest Group considered what this means for developing an integrated approach to supporting applied learning and employability. We did this by generating some student archetype models and then generated a list of barriers and…

Discussing employability in the integrated curriculum

On 27th April 2017 the Applied Learning Academic Interest Group discussed the idea of the integrated curriculum and how an applied learning approach must foster and connect with other aspects of the student’s experience of their time at university. The above diagram was whiteboarded by the group. While suggesting something of a timeline, its main value is…

Learning about Applied Learning

In the March meeting, the first to use the name Applied Learning Academic Interest Group, we explored the idea of Applied Learning. We built upon previous activities to share practice of authentic learning. This time using a collaborative floor-based activity, and followed by a simulation of a strategic university meeting (Ambridge University!), we elicited some of…

From Graduate Capabilities to Applied Learning

As we announced at last week’s Curriculum & Employability Forum, we are changing the name of the forum and the name of this site to reflect strategic changes and the nature of the group’s activities and directions. The group will now be known as the Applied Learning Academic Interest Group. As you can see, we have changed…

Forum creates Authentic Learning resource

Members attending the Curriculum & Employability Forum in January have drawn upon the breadth of their practice and experience to create an Authentic Learning in Practice resource for this site (available under the Employability in Practice menu). An hour was set aside for the activity in which 25 academics used Herrington’s 9 Principles of Authentic…