High velocity: a capacity building approach to learning

Hurford, Grace and Meer, Nicky (2007) High velocity: a capacity building approach to learning. Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 1 (1). pp. 60-62.

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Abstract

Many teaching and learning strategies are based on a deficit / gap analysis approach to student needs. Our capacity-building approach is a modest attempt to focus on what students already know and can do, and concentrates on building on that knowledge and skill in order to accelerate learning that becomes, deep, meaningful and enjoyable. Student comments bore out the importance of paying attention not merely to prior knowledge, but particularly context, emotions and strengths. By concentrating on areas where students had some knowledge and skills, not only did students progress very quickly to a higher level, but they found that this also gave them confidence to tackle other areas of work where there was less initial certainty and knowledge.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Practitioner Research in Higher Education
Publisher: University of Cumbria
ISSN: 1755-1382
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Business, Law, Policing and Social Sciences > Business
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 12:06
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2017 13:58
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3309

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