A happy new year to all. This is just a short update on my ongoing HEA teaching development grant project: (Legal Education – academic or practical? The use of flexible learning to compare undergraduate students observing professional practice with those learning in a traditional academic setting).
The focus group which officially ends phase one of the project was delayed slightly so as not to interfere with the exam diet for the students who have been taking part. This has now been confirmed as taking place on Tuesday 12th February 2013.
February will be a busy month for working on the project as in addition to the focus group and (immediate!) transcribing and analysis of results, the official interim report is then due to be completed and sent to the HEA by Monday 18th. Immediately following the submission of the interim report I am presenting the activity and results of the project to date at a conference on Tuesday 19th.
The conference, which is being hosted jointly by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in conjunction with the Scottish Higher Education Employability Forum (SHEEF) is:
“Disseminating Innovative Practice”
Tuesday 19th February 2013
Radisson Blu Hotel,
80 High Street,
My presentation is simply titled “Learning via traditional academic methods versus learning by observing professional practice” and will last fifteen minutes followed by five minutes of plenary questions.
Hopefully this all passes without any major issues and I will update with a further blog toward the end of the month.