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.
Matthew Wood-Hill (UCL Bartlett Development Planning Unit) describes how videos are being used to connect research and teaching as well as to take students “beyond just the books”.
Published: Aug 25, 2015 9:47:32 AM
Dr Ema Muk-Pavic (UCL Mechanical Engineering) shares how using videos as a form of assessment has proved beneficial, time-saving and useful for both students and staff.
Published: Aug 12, 2015 4:44:27 PM
Recent Provost’s Teaching Award winner Dr Ilan Adler (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering) explains the value of students collaborating with industry; they have gained experience and skills through real and lasting contributions to major international organisations.
Published: Jul 10, 2015 4:22:31 PM
Professor Margot Finn (UCL History) achieved institutional recognition at this year’s Provost’s Teaching Awards for her innovative approach to undergraduate teaching.
Published: Jul 10, 2015 3:37:43 PM