Date: 26th October 2017, 16:00 – 17:00 BST (London Time)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Online Zoom Meeting Space.
Presenter(s): Simon Riley, Edinburgh Medical School, University of Edinburgh. Gavin McCabe, Employability Consultant, University of Edinburgh.
Topic: Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses (SLICCs): Enabling students to take ownership of their learning and assessments.
Simon and Gavin will share their experience of running a university-wide initiative – Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses (SLICCs). The initiative provides a flexible, reflective-learning framework for experiential learning, where the SLICCs enable students to be co-creators, working across disciplinary boundaries, and defining their own learning outcomes. Able to capitalise on their own interests, passions and co- and extra-curricular activities, students identify an academic theme in their learning experience, reflecting on that experience by curating an eportfolio evidencing their learning.
The webinar will outline how this approach has been piloted successfully in a centrally-managed version for student activities in the summer and is now expanding into discipline-managed versions within degree programmes.