Flexible pedagogies: part-time learners and learning in higher education - case studies

  • Publication Date: 26-09-2013
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Reference is made in the project report Flexible Pedagogies: part-time learners and learning in higher education to a selection of case studies that illustrate how flexible pedagogies have been developed to support the needs of part-time learners.

To view a synthesis of the case studies please click on the link immediately below. To view case studies individually please click on the links to the right.

Colleagues working in a range of HE providers within the UK with experience of developing and teaching courses for part-time learners were invited to submit a case study in relation to one or more of the following themes:

  • distance education. Description and evaluation of a particular pedagogical approach that has been introduced into a course to accommodate the needs of part-time learners studying through distance education;
  • learner engagement. Particular approaches used to enable part-time learners to access course content/collaborate with each other etc;
  • flexible assessment approaches. The design, delivery and/or evaluation of flexible assessment approaches for part-time learners;
  • HE partnerships. Work undertaken with HE partner institutions in designing and developing flexible pedagogies to meet the needs of part-time learners;
  • technology enhanced learning (TEL). Particular pedagogical approaches that draw on digital technologies;
  • employer engagement/partnerships. Particular pedagogical approaches developed through employer engagement partnerships;
  • new innovations. Pilot work being undertaken to develop a new or pilot learning activity/course that includes part-time learners.

Respondents completed a case study pro forma outlining the background to the course/learning activity, a short description of the pedagogical approach and brief evaluative comments. A short summary of each case study is presented in the main project report with links made to the more detailed online case studies presented here.

Publisher: The Higher Education Academy
Type: Case Study