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Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > Institute for Learning Enhancement (formerly CELT) > Institute for Learning Enhancement (ILE) > Development of methods for the improvement of performance and retention of postgraduate students.

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Title: Development of methods for the improvement of performance and retention of postgraduate students.
Authors: Whitehead, Michael P.
Hooley, Paul
Citation: CELT Learning and Teaching Projects 2005/2006
Publisher: University of Wolverhampton
Issue Date: 2006
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/7594
Additional Links: http://www.wlv.ac.uk/celt
Abstract: A problem had been identified with the intake of postgraduate students to MSc courses in SAS. The students became increasingly diverse in terms of origin and previous learning experiences. This presents challenges in terms of what can be expected in generic learning skills and methods, and also subject specific knowledge (genetics in our case). This has led to problems for students during their first semester as they adapt to the new learning requirements, resulting in poor performance. Therefore the team proposed to develop a project which assesses students’ basic genetic knowledge, generic scientific skills and learning skills before they start on the course by using formative assessment exercises that give intuitive feedback. We would then follow this up by giving students learning tasks based on their demonstrated knowledge of the subject and learning skills.
Type: Article
Language: en
Description: This article was first published in the Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses (WIRE). There is no printed version.
Keywords: Student support
Postgraduate students
Retention
Formative assessment
Higher education
Appears in Collections: Institute for Learning Enhancement (ILE)

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