Academic Skills Development and the Enhancement of the Learning Experience

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Title: Academic Skills Development and the Enhancement of the Learning Experience
Authors: Dowling, Linda
Ryan, Orna
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Date: 31-Aug-2007
Online since: 2019-04-18T08:24:02Z
Abstract: Making the transition to higher education can present considerable challenges to learners, and these challenges are evident in the development of effective study, learning and meta-cognitive competencies. The development of such competencies represents an integral element of a more satisfying and effective learning experience for both learners and tutors. In 2005, UCD School of Business introduced two accredited academic skills modules that are embedded in the programme of study being undertaken. These programme-specific modules aim to help learners identify and develop the key study skills, habits and practices that contribute to a more effective learning experience. Through workshops, exercises, coursework and formative feedback, learners put into practice academic skills, such as note-taking, essay writing and reflective writing. While this paper is based upon the experience at UCD School of Business, the case is located within the broader discussion of academic skills development. Little has been written about such provision in the Irish context but the paper acknowledges an increase in evidence of such developments. Thus, the literature base regarding skills development and provision in the UK has been useful.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: AISHE
Keywords: Higher educationCompetenciesEffective learning experienceUCD School of BusinessIreland
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Conference Details: AISHE Conference 2007 Teaching and Learning in the Changing World of Higher Education, NUI Maynooth, Ireland, 30-31 August 2007
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