Improving Student Learning: Theory and Practice Ten Years On

The proceedings of the 10th Improving Student Learning symposium, held in 2002 in Brussels.


Part I Keynotes

  1. Ten years of Improving Student Learning, Graham Gibbs
  2. Learners' narratives: real-life stories about constructive-developmental pedagogy, Marcia B. Baxter Magolda
  3. Qualitative and quantitative: complementary approaches to research on student learning, Keith Trigwell and John T.E. Richardson

Part II Curricula and programme design

  1. Towards disciplinary models of learning, Ursula Lucas and, Jan H.F. Meyer
  2. From skills to subjects: the reconceptualisation of writing development in ' higher education, Colleen McKenna
  3. Fragmentation or cohesion? Students' learning within and across modular undergraduate programmes, Helen Baron
  4. Teachers' and students conceptions of the professional world Anna Reid and Allan Davies

Part III Learning and teaching methods

  1. The Kolb Cycle, reflection and all that... what is new? Elisabet Weedon and John Cowan
  2. Students' experiences of learning to present, Dai Hounsell and Velda McCune
  3. Variation in the experience of teaching creative practices: the community of practice dimension, Linda Drew and Christina Williams
  4. Supervisory practices and development programmes to support postgraduate student learning, Gina Wisker, Gillian Robinson, Vernon Trafford and Mark Warnes

Part IV Skills development and lifelong learning

  1. From practice to theory in developing generic skills, Barbara de la Harpe and Alex Radloff
  2. Encouraging lifelong learning using information literacy: the development of a theoretical evaluative framework, Nikky Haberle

Part V Use of C&IT

  1. Learning to learn from online dialogue: are we building cairns or dry stane dykes? Liz Broumley

Part VI Learning environments

  1. Evoked conceptions of learning and learning environments, Keith Trigwell and Paul Ashwin
  2. Procedural approaches to learning: do these provide a viable bridge to a deep approach? Jennifer Case and Delia Marshall
  3. Explaining achievement in higher education, Ellen P.W.A. Jansen and Marjon Bruinsma
  4. Inquiring into a higher education classroom: insights into the different perspective of teacher and students, Sarah J. Mann
  5. Relating teaching and research through scholarly understanding of the subject matter, Michael Prosser, Paul Ramsden, Elaine Martin and Keith Trigwell
  6. Variation in the conceptions of learning of physiotherapy students in England and Wales: a longitudinal multicentre study, Jenny Morris and Jan H.F Meyer
  7. Variation in students experiences of small group tutorials Paul Ashwin

Part VII Supporting learners

  1. Supporting learners of statistics: the difference between personal sense and cultural meaning, Sue Gordon

Part VIII Meeting the challenge of diversity

  1. Toward a developmental model of intercultural maturity: an holistic approach to collegiate education, Patricia M. King and Marcia Baxter Magolda
  2. Meeting the challenge of diversity: a cautionary tale about learning styles Linda Price and John T.E. Richardson

Part IX Implementing and managing change and innovation

  1. Raising educational research capacity: a discipline-based approach, Glynis Cousin, Mick Healey and Alan Jenkins with John Bradbeer, Helen King and other members of the Learning to Do Pedagogic Research Group
  2. The Pedagogical Academy - a way to encourage and reward scholarly teaching Pernille Harnmar Andersson, Thomas Olsson, Monica Almqvist, Lena Zetterqvist, Anders Axelsson, Gustaf Olsson and Torgny Roxa

Part X Symposia

Assessing group practice, Cordelia Bryan

  1. How guided reflection can enhance group work, Cordelia Bryan and Debbie Green
  2. Assessing in triplicate Jackie Smart and Steve Dixon
  3. 'The show must go on!' group formation and affectivity: some considerations for group work from higher education performing arts programmes, Tom Maguire

Challenges of diversity - exploring experiences and cultural change Sue Clegg and Philip Garrahan

  1. Racialising discourses and critical reflection in the academy Sadie Parr, Sue Clegg and Stephen Wan
  2. Striving for genuine inclusion - academic assessment and disabled students Madeleine Freewood and Len Spriggs

Symposium on academic malpractice among students, Peter Ashworth

  1. Deterring student plagiarism: where best to start? Jude Carroll
  2. Why simply policing plagiarism is not the answer Madeleine Freewood, Ranald Macdonald and Peter Ashworth
  3. Academic cheating: an investigation of medical students' views of cheating on a problem based learning course, Barbara Cogdell, Bob Matthew and Craig Gray

The enhancing teaching-learning environments in undergraduate courses project, Keith Trigwell

  1. The enhancing teaching-learning environments in undergraduate courses project: some initial reflections and observations, Velda McCune and Nicola Reimann
  2. Threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge: linkages to ways of thinking and practising within the disciplines, Jan HF Meyer and Ray Land