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SMILE Project

Wrathall, Katy (2009) SMILE Project. Project Report. University of Worcester.

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Abstract

Accessing information and evaluation of material is essential in today’s digital society. Employers are concerned that graduates leaving university do not have adequate employability skills (Braid 2007). University lecturers are also concerned that students are coming to university with poor learning skills (Shepherd 2006). Discussions in Higher Education (HE) are focusing on who should be developing student learning and employability skills, with the consensus being that it should be the responsibility of both employers and universities (Kosviner 2007). With modularisation, it can be difficult for study and employability skills to be embedded in subject-focused modules. These skills and competencies are frequently mentioned in the module specifications, but there is often little time set aside to teach the skills. This project was an attempt to combine the skills into an “information journey” and develop a module that could be delivered in a variety of ways. It was funded by JISC (Joint Information Services Committee) as one of 20 projects (collectively RePRODUCE) to “develop, run and quality assure technology enhanced courses using reused and repurposed learning materials“ (JISC, 2009). The project was a consortium of Loughborough University, Imperial College London and University of Worcester (the lead institution).

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
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This project report is published in the Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (WJLT), an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published electronically by the Academic Development and Practice Unit at the University of Worcester to disseminate academic articles, project reports and personal perspectives about Learning and Teaching written by staff associated with the University and its partners.

Uncontrolled Keywords: learning skills, information literacy, university graduates, employability skills, student learning, study skills, SMILE Project, Higher Education, learning, teaching
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Academic Departments > Information and Learning Services
Depositing User: Janet Davidson
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2009 10:57
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2010 05:01
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/712

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