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Webinar: Graduate attribute portfolios
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.