Collaboration with Academic Schools
The Centre serves to disseminate good practice with respect to learning development within Academic Schools, and to develop curricular interventions in collaboration with Schools. Representative examples of our work include:
Development of a Professional Perspectives module for first year undergraduates in the School of Electronic Engineering;
Collaboration in the design and delivery of a Technology and Learning Skills module for the School of Medical Sciences;
Embedding study skills seminars within the School of Music core Welsh-medium module Astudio Cerddoriaeth;
Workshops on dissertation structure and critical reading for second and final year Social Science students;
Development of a blended learning approach to plagiarism for the School of Law;
Abstract writing workshop for PhD students in the School of Biological Sciences;
Training for Bangor Business School’s e-buddies.
Our work with schools is based around identified need, co-design, and where feasible, co-teaching and is best described as a design, build and service model. In the first instance, members of the team meet with academic staff to scope areas of work that could be developed, and to explore the support that is currently available within specific degree programmes. At this stage, we look to gather information on curriculum, assessments and associated guidance, and to obtain representative samples of student work and of reading material associated with particular modules or degree programmes. This then enables us to develop materials and modes of delivery that are tailored not only to the requirements of specific disciplines, but to that of specific areas of study.
The following case studies serve to give a flavour of our work:
- Professional Perspectives: project-based enquiry in the School of Electronic Engineering.
- A blended approach to plagiarism: supporting best practice in the School of Law.