SHED is set to look at making the link between educational development practice and how we translate ‘meta-skills’ (or graduate attributes) into the curriculum, as well as engaging our students.
We will be meeting at the University of Aberdeen on Friday, May 17, from 10.30am until 3.30pm. The venue is Room 266 (2nd floor) in the MacRobert Building (number 17 on the Campus map)
The day will feature two presentations, followed by a workshop discussion focussing on these two inter-related areas, followed by our usual sector updates.
A key feature of the SHED programme at the University of Aberdeen is an interactive, pre-event activity that involves validating and refining a unified model of graduate attributes, which should take less than 30 minutes: http://surveys.graduateattributes.uk/
Our schedule for the day is as follows:
10.30am – Arrival & Open
11am – What’s on top (Fiona Smart)
11.10am Graduate Attributes: Searching for a Common Language (Gabi Lipan) Progress in the area of graduate attributes (GAs) has been described as “slow” and “patchy” (de la Harpe, 2012). While there has recently been a resurgence of research on GAs, there is still no agreed list of these attributes nor clear definitions for them. Our aim is to bring together a variety of perspectives to help build a universal, clear and comprehensive model of graduate attributes. This new framework has a role to play in shaping our thinking to help prepare life ready graduates. I will present and discuss our findings to date and go over the plan for the next stages of development.
Osmani et al. (2015): https://doi.org/10.1080/13583883.2015.1114139
12.10pm – Student Co-Creation (Cathy Bovill)
o How can we meaningfully develop and incorporate graduate attributes in programme mapping, design/re-design?
o How can students be involved in these processes?
o What attributes do students who participate in co-creation of learning and teaching develop through their involvement?
1.10pm – Lunch
1.50pm – Sector updates (Fiona Smart / Sector Representatives)
2.05pm – Discussion Groups – Life-Ready Learning for 2020s
2.50pm – Discussion:
- Splinter Groups, and
- SEDA/SHED Conference 2020
3.20-3.30pm – Round up & Close
If you would like to attend please email SHED Secretary Sean Morrissey to confirm your attendance, or to send your apologies.
SHED is the community of people involved in developing the educational potential of others in Scotland.
You do not have to be an educational developer to participate in SHED and we would warmly welcome you to share this invitation with colleagues.