• CPD for Teachers in Post-compulsory Education.

      Hafiz, Rania; Jones, liff; Kendall, Alex; Lea, John; Rogers, James (London: UCET (Universities Council for the Education of Teachers), 2008)
      The last few years have seen an unprecedented level of activity in regards the education, training and development of teachers in the post-compulsory sector. These stem, to an extent, from the Government's reform programme outlined in the 2004 "Equipping our Teachers for the Future" white paper. But it also comes from the professionalism that exists within the teaching force, its professional associations and in the organisations and institutions that oversee and deliver training programmes for prospective and serving teachers. The purpose of this position paper is fourfold: Firstly, it seeks to provide a summary and critical analysis of the complex and inter-related changes that have taken place in recent years. Secondly, it identifies some examples of good practice in regards CPD and how the "impact" of such practice might be assessed. Thirdly, it proposes the adoption of an entitlement statement that sets out the support teachers in the sector should expect to receive in respect of their continuing professional development. And, finally, it lists some firm recommendations that we would like government agencies, professional associations, universities and others to take on board.
    • Donor families: Impact of the donation request and donation

      Sque, Magi (World Transplant Congress, 2014)
    • Embedding writing skills

      Cureton, Debra; French, Amanda (HEFCE Website, 2009-04-04)
      Aims of the Initiative This initiative was introduced as part of a wider set of SEd retention and progression initiatives. The overarching aim of the SEd initiatives was to improve and consolidate progression. The specific aim of this initiative was to improve and develop writing skills to aid progression of SEd first year undergraduates and. It is also aimed to help students improve their grades.
    • Enquiry based learning: Plasticity, metamorphosis and transformation

      Stevenson, Elizabeth A. (University of Birmingham, 2016-11-26)
      Learning is a transformative event or it has the potential to be. It can be life changing and some of the powerful ideas about learning, in particular enquiry based learning (EBL) are discussed within this paper. EBL can be transformative in that it is predicated on shifting the nature of learning from an instructionist approach to one that demands learner discovery, problem solving and creativity; characteristics that are commensurate with meaningful learning. EBL is 'different' it opens up a detour, another path that is unexpected and unpredictable. It challenges the way we think about learning, its episteme and ontology. It has the potential to create the conditions for transforming the raw materials of the learner through two competing types of plasticity; destructive plasticity which throws the learning out of their being and unties their identity, and positive plasticity that enables the learner to give and receive form. Both illustrate the experiential dimensions of EBL's ontology and the gains and losses in 'becoming' through metamorphosis. These transformative powers are not always visible, rather they are held in some sort of ontological reserve without the status of 'being there' but they have the potential to become integrated into the history of the learner.
    • From AY I to AI. The Black Country, Work and a 4th Industrial Revolution

      Connor, Stuart (Dial 481 Project / University of Wolverhampton, 2018)
    • Gambling problems in bipolar disorder in the UK: Prevalence and distribution

      Jones, Lisa; Metcalf, Alice; Gordon-Smith, Katherine; Forty, Liz; Perry, Amy; Lloyd, Joanne; Geddes, John R.; Goodwin, Guy M.; Jones, Ian; Craddock, Nick; et al. (2015-10-31)
      Background North American studies show bipolar disorder is associated with elevated rates of problem gambling; however, little is known about rates in the different presentations of bipolar illness. Aims To determine the prevalence and distribution of problem gambling in people with bipolar disorder in the UK. Method The Problem Gambling Severity Index was used to measure gambling problems in 635 participants with bipolar disorder. Results Moderate to severe gambling problems were four times higher in people with bipolar disorder than in the general population, and were associated with type 2 disorder (OR = 1.74, P = 0.036), history of suicidal ideation or attempt (OR = 3.44, P = 0.02) and rapid cycling (OR = 2.63, P = 0.008). Conclusions Approximately 1 in 10 patients with bipolar disorder may be at moderate to severe risk of problem gambling, possibly associated with suicidal behaviour and a rapid cycling course. Elevated rates of gambling problems in type 2 disorder highlight the probable significance of modest but unstable mood disturbance in the development and maintenance of such problems.
    • Implementation and roll out of E-portfolio

      Cureton, Debra; Hughes, Julie (HEFCE Website, 2009-04-04)
      Aims of the Initiative The aim of this initiative is to implement and roll out the use of e-portfolio to enhance the learning experience of first year undergraduates. There are two main elements to this area of activity. These are university-wide activities which are feeding into the Blended Learning Strategy curriculum redesign and development. In SED this is implemented via mentoring of core staff in use of technology and attendant pedagogies.
    • Maintained weight loss; facilitators & barriers

      Sque, Magi; Cullen, Carol; Nicholls, Wendy (Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference - Inspiration, Innovation and Impact, 2014)

      Walker, Wendy; Sque, Magi (4th ELPAT Congress, Organ Transplantation: Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects: Global Challenges, 2016)
      Objectives 1. To describe the meaning of recognition for donor families. 2. To illustrate the creation of a public memorial, from conception to design. Method This presentation draws on the findings of a qualitative study, designed to elicit donor families’ views and preferences on appropriate ways of personally and publicly recognising the gift of organ and tissue donation. To our knowledge, this was one of the first studies to examine this important issue in detail. Our study sample comprised bereaved, adult family members, who gave consent to organ and/or tissue donation from a deceased relative at an Acute NHS Trust in the Midlands, UK. Three participants from two donor families participated in a face-to-face interview. Two donor families provided a written response to pre-determined interview questions. Data were subjected to conventional content analysis. This involved a systematic process of applying codes to the text and grouping the data into categories and themes. The study received ethical approval. Results The findings of our exploratory investigation established the meaning of recognition for participant donor families and identified ways in which recognition may be realised. Donor families indicated unanimous support for organ and tissue donation to be formally recognised by the hospital where their relative died. An interesting observation was the extent to which families represented their experience of donation when deciding on the physical, emotional and relational qualities of a memorial design. For example, an association with nature seemed contiguous with the symbolism of life, and several of the participants were of the opinion that the memorial should transmit a sense of joy and pride. Participants identified three functions of a public memorial; recognition, remembrance and raising public awareness about organ and tissue donation. Facilitators of the donation process were identified as also worthy of recognition. Conclusion The concept of recognition has an important functional meaning in the context of deceased donation. Involving donor families in the design of a public memorial provides a means of expressing recognition and ensures a fitting tribute. Further research is recommended to test the efficacy of the different forms of recognition in the public domain.
    • The great organ deficit a 21st century problem: What you can do to help.

      Sque, Magi (RCN West Midlands Centenary Conference, 2016)
    • The influence of temporality on organ donation decision

      Walker, Wendy; Broderick, Andrew; Sque, Magi (Deconstructing Donation Conference, 2016)
    • The Swan Model of end of life and bereavement care.

      Sque, Magi (Interfaith Conference Dying Well, 2016)
    • The worked experience of facilities staff at the University of Wolverhampton

      Cureton, Debra; Meakin, Lib (HEFCE Website, 2009-04-01)
      Aims of the Initiative This is a research programme which considers the worked experience of Facilities staff at the University of Wolverhampton. Through interviewing staff and observing them in their everyday work, this research provides a unique insight into the interaction between facilities staff and students and how these interactions can impact on the induction of new students, their first year experience, retention and progression.
    • Vulnerable children: Needs and provision in the primary phase

      Jopling, Michael; Vincent, Sharon (Cambridge Primary Review Trust, 2015)