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Enhancing student learning with case-based learning objects in a problem-based learning context: the Vvews of social work students in Scotland and Canada

This paper summarizes the results of an evaluation of students' perspectives comparing learning from a multimedia case-based learning object with learning from text-based case studies. A secondary goal of the study was to test the reusability of the learning object in different instructional contexts. The learning object was deployed in the context of a problem-based learning approach to teaching social work students in three different courses in two different countries: Scotland (N=39) and Canada (N=57).

Systematic map and synthesis review of the effectiveness of personal development planning for improving student learning

This review aims to determine the effectiveness of PDP in higher education. The systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2003. Systematic reviews aim to find as much as possible of the research relevant to the particular research questions, and use explicit methods to identify what can reliably be said on the basis of these studies.

Key Capabilities within Interdisciplinary Settings

Valentine Scarlett, teaching fellow at University of Dundee explores innovative ways to support social work students meet Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection. She describes her work with a range of pre qualifying students across disciplines to enhance their learning in child care and protection. By encouraging students to work collaboratively in this arena, she explains how joint approaches can be explored, assumptions questioned and potential future working relationships identified.

English Grammar Connection

This website provides interactive online lessons to help improve students' English grammar skills. Students receive constructive feedback throughout the exercises, and get a detailed end-of-round summary report after several questions have been completed. The report gives teachers and students a quick assessment of key grammar concepts. It serves as a foundation for future improvement using the activities on this web site or other methods of instruction.

Englishpage.com

This website offers a range of activities in both grammar and vocabulary, and includes mini-tutorials, games, a student forum, several dictionaries and a thesaurus. The site also provides links to English as a second language (ESL) worksheets and lessons.

Motivations for Undertaking the New Social Work Degree : Report - August 2005

In January 2005, the Social Work Services Policy Division of the Scottish Executive commissioned the British Market Research Bureau (BMRB) to undertake research to understand why social work students are undertaking the new social work degree and the postgraduate degree. This resource is the full report detailing the findings of this research.

Adult skills and higher education: separation or union?

Paper assessing and discussing the position of adult skills training in England in the context of the creation of the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) and the continuation of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It argues that giving responsibility for funding adult skills training to the DIUS risks adult skills being left behind by higher education.

OU on the BBC: School Day

This resource looks at the UK education system. On January 15th 2004 a dozen film crews from the BBC in Bristol went out across the length and breadth of the country to capture a day in the life of education. Each crew followed a single person over their normal day.