Learning in practice at Level 3

This case study reports on the development of the inquiry-based learning elements of six Level 3 modules in the Department of Archaeology. Students were asked to engage in a range of independent and active learning tasks in order to develop their research skills, to increase engagement with research in the discipline and to encourage students to appreciate the open-ended nature of Archaeological research. The number of staff involved meant that the project had a catalytic effect upon the teaching and learning culture within the department.

"The project has created an important forum for discussion of teaching practice and the student learning experience, and raised the profile of these issues in the department." (staff feedback)

Keywords:

information literacy; virtual learning environment; VLE; collaboration; technology; discussion; disciplinary principles; research methods

Project details:

Department: Archaeology
Project title: Learning in practice at Level 3
Date(s) of implementation: Autumn semester 2006 and Spring semester 2007

Project Leader:

Professor Glynis Jones