Is skills development the answer to economic and social upgradation in the Global South? Some reflections on evidence from India

Anita Hammer reflects on the skills debate, and identifies the obstacles to the development of competitive skills ecosystems in the context of the political economy of India. Skills are considered the answer to economic development and reduction in inequality in … Continue reading

Reflective Academic Practice for Policing Students: Stephen Christopher

Stephen examines the development of the use of reflective journals on the Policing Degree.  Reflective e-journals are embedded into the Practice route, which allows the training police to reflect on their experience in the field. The use of the e-journal … Continue reading

Student Reflection Logs: Alison Statham

The effectiveness of using reflective journals by Politics students for enhancement of their employability is examined in this video.  Dr Statham evaluates the value of work experience for the Politics students and how this process is evaluated via reflective journals … Continue reading

Work based Practice Nursing Learning and Teaching: Allison Brindley

This is an excellent evaluation of Alison’s professional development through taking the PGCert in HE at DMU. Alison has enhanced her delivery of updating the work of Practice Nurses in doctors’ surgeries. Through her participation in the PGCert in HE … Continue reading

An exploration of competence-based learning and assessment within a simulated healthcare setting: Dr Jon Waterfield

Educational research on subject contextualisation and evaluation of pedagogic approaches to professional practice skills. Student evaluation of OSCE experience to determine student perception of identity as a learner. … Continue reading

Visual Learners: Kaye Towlson

This project identified and trialed selected pedagogic techniques aimed at enabling visual learners to engage with predominantly textual material and subjects. Techniques included classroom environment, information delivery, use of knowledge /material, and assessment format. They were explored through extra curricula … Continue reading