Mature Students as co-creators of knowledge in the innovative BA for Personal and Professional Development

Berry, Jean (2011) Mature Students as co-creators of knowledge in the innovative BA for Personal and Professional Development. [Conference Proceedings]

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Abstract

All Hallows College offer the BA in Personal and Professional Development on a part time basis for mature students since 2009. Based on the adult learning BA for non-traditional students at De Paul University in Chicago, the programme has now 140 students. Students create their own plan or grid for the degree programme, with options for recognition of prior learning and the programme is based on fulfilling outcomes in four Strands of Study: Adult Learning, Human Development, Arts & Ideas and a Professional Focus Area. They are engaged from the beginning in creating their own plan of study and pursuing outcomes which align with their life and work experience. Flexibility and student engagement are hallmarks of the programme. This presentation is about the key practices of our BA programme that match best practices for adult learning and thus promote student engagement and co-creation in the development and assessment of the learning process.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2015 17:47
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2015 19:59
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/1779

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