Questioning personal tutoring in higher education: an activity theoretical action research study

Stuart, Kaz (Karen), Willocks, Katie and Browning, Ruth (2018) Questioning personal tutoring in higher education: an activity theoretical action research study. N/A . pp. 1-23. (Submitted to Publisher) Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

Three staff from the University of Cumbria became interested in the Personal Tutoring system as a result of a range of experiences providing personal tutoring and supporting staff to personal tutor. As a result of this interest the staff devised a small scale research project within their two departments of the University of Cumbria; the Department of Health, Psychology and Social Studies and the Department of Business, Policing, Law and Social Science. The initial research questions were:
• How do lecturers use personal tutoring?
• Does personal tutoring support employability?
• How is personal tutoring arranged and practiced?
• What issues are there in personal tutoring?
• Does practice reflect policy?
Initially the staff hoped that the insights from this research would enable them to support personal tutoring practice across their two departments. However, the results were significant and became of interest to the Academic Quality Department and Student Success and Quality Committee and shaped the future of personal tutoring across the whole university.

Item Type: Article
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Departments: Business
Youth & Community Work
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Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2018 15:34
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2018 15:45
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4109

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