Monday, 23 November 2009

Re: Disopositions to Learn and Student Success, HEA research seminar, 4th December, Northumbria University

2009/11/23 Madeline Giles <>
Dispositions to Learn and Student Success

Northumbria University, Great Hall, Sutherland Building

Friday 4 December, 11:00 – 13:30

This seminar will draw on pilot research across HE in 2007/8 and current HEFCE
and Paul Hamlyn funded research into student retention.
The seminar will explore:
•       The notions of the 'strong' and the 'weak' student in HE;
•       Professional legitimacy in relation to student development in HE;
•       Learning and teaching strategies for student success.

Qualitative research findings on the value of this process for staff and
students will be presented and participants will be encouraged to consider
strategies for developing effective lifelong learners
Quantitative research findings will be presented to describe relationships
between dispositions to learn and student retention and achievement.
Participants will discuss dispositions that have been shown to be problematic
for the student group as a whole or for specific sub-groups.
Finally there will be a discussion of the retention initiatives that are being
introduced as a result of the research findings and an opportunity for
delegates to share ideas about future initiatives.

Jamie Thompson, Learning & Teaching Advisor and NTF
Jamie Harding, Senior Lecturer in Research Methods
Karen Williamson, Research Consultant

Bookings: go to
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David Andrew
Head of Academic Practice
Educational and Staff Development: Queen Mary, University of London

Tel - 020 7882 2803 or 07986709981

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