Skills/PPD teaching: guides and case studies
Introduction to Skills teaching/Personal and Professional Development (PPD)
Why it’s important and where to find all the information you need
Key skills such as communication, numeracy and literacy are vital to a good all-round student experience. They help students make the transition from school to university, cope with academic work, enjoy extracurricular activities and enhance their career prospects.
UCL provides a number of resources to develop these skills for taught and research students. A dedicated Personal and Professional Development website has been designed to help taught students and their personal tutors plan and record their skills development in a systematic way.
The Personal Tutors website also gives staff help on key skills development.
UCL introduced the HEAR
system (Higher Education Achievement Record)
to new undergraduates in the 2011-12 academic session in order to provide more
detailed information about a student's learning and achievement beyond the
traditional degree. Activities such as sports participation and leadership of
clubs as well as volunteering will develop students’ key skills and be recorded on
their HEAR. The Global Citizenship Programme is now a part of this system also.
You should also take a look at the case studies and guides that detail how UCL staff are already helping students develop practical skills.
Dr Adam Smith's new essay-writing course received 100 per cent positive feedback and led to big improvements. Just don’t call it a skills course.
Published: Sep 3, 2014 11:45:00 AM
Dr Helen Chatterjee, Senior Lecturer in Biology and Deputy Director of Museums, explains why there are so many puzzled-looking students in the Grant Museum of Zoology.
Published: Aug 9, 2014 3:13:00 PM
UCL Faculty of Laws delivered the first CPD course to win a Provost’s Teaching Award. Visiting Lecturer Mark Anderson shares his advice on creating engaging and effective CPD sessions
Published: Aug 6, 2014 11:43:00 AM
Professor Bas Aarts, Seth Mehl and Sean Wallis describe the three interactive apps they’ve developed, and explain why spelling, punctuation and good writing are important.
Published: Mar 19, 2014 11:42:00 AM