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12 August 2021, 8:15

From Marion MacDonald at the University of the Highlands and Islands, who has been using Mahara for many years, comes this announcement for a free webinar next week:

LTA Connect: Graduate Attributes Portfolio
  19/08/2021 1200 – 1300
  
  Session outline
  
  Ms Lizzie Hall M.Ed(dist), BSc, FHEA will use this one hour webinar to share
  her research which led to the development of the Graduate Attributes Portfolio
  assessment which was introduced to the BSc Oral Health Sciences programme in
  September 2020. Lizzie will discuss the development and introduction of the
  graduate attributes portfolio along with the benefits and challenges they have
  experience since its roll out. Whilst this portfolio is specific for the Oral
  Health Sciences course, this webinar is open to all as this could easily be
  adapted to other programmes to provide similar benefits.
  
  As part of Lizzie's recent UHI MEd course she completed qualitative research
  investigating the student’s perspective of graduate attributes. Lizzie
  conducted focus groups with all 3 years of the BSc Oral Health Sciences course
  to assess how much the knew about the concept of graduate attributes. Lizzie
  was also interested in their awareness of how the course on which they are
  enrolled helps develop and assess their attainment of them. Results showed that
  whilst students are aware of what graduate attributes are, they struggle to see
  how teaching methods develop them and they do not find the current assessment
  helpful. This research led to the development of the Graduate Attributes
  Portfolio assessment which was introduced to the BSc Oral Health Sciences
  programme in September 2020. This longitudinal assessment encourages students
  to reflect on their development throughout their time as a student and provide
  evidence of how they are working to achieve them. Students review their
  portfolios with their personal academic tutor at regular intervals providing
  the opportunity for feedback. In this webinar Lizzie will discuss the
  development and introduction of the graduate attributes portfolio along with
  the benefits and challenges we have experience since its roll out. Whilst this
  portfolio is specific for the Oral Health Sciences course, it could easily be
  adapted to other programmes to provide similar benefits.
  
  You can read Lizzie's Graduate Attribute story.
  
  Presenter
  
  Ms Lizzie Hall M.Ed(dist), BSc, FHEA. Graduated from the University of Dundee
  with a BSc in Oral Health Sciences in 2010 and completed an M.Ed in Teaching
  and learning in Higher Education in 2020. Lizzie has worked as a dental
  therapist in NHS primary care for over 10 years providing dental care to a wide
  variety of patients. Lizzie moved to Stornoway in 2011 to work for NHS Western
  Isles and UHI in the delivery of their own BSc Oral Health Sciences course. She
  is the module leader for 2 undergraduate modules as well as providing practical
  teaching in the Western Isles dental centre. Most recently, Lizzie has been
  involved in the development of the new MSc Oral Health sciences. Her interest
  in graduate attributes stems from working with final year students to prepare
  them for the workplace. Whilst their clinical skills are assured by the end of
  their education, like most graduates they find it difficult to present
  themselves well with regards to general employability skills. Lizzie's aim is
  to produce a well-rounded graduate who is able to excel across all the career
  options available to them.
  
  Booking
  
  Full information can be found on the event page.
  
  Please email [email protected] to book a place on this event.
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