Increasing student engagement through curriculum redesign: deconstructing the ‘Apprentice’ style of delivery

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Author: Nixon, Sarah; Williams, Louise


Curriculum design is crucial to maximising the students learning experience and is often overlooked and underutilised. The way that learning is delivered, supported and assessed can enhance employability attributes as the individual becomes more aware of their skills and abilities. Within this study, all elements (delivery; content; assessment and feedback) of one final-year module were redesigned to enhance the learning experience and aid self-development. The approaches taken were adapted from ideas gained from 'The Apprentice' television show. The students (n=30) on the module were...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Students; Skills and knowledge; Assessment

Keywords: Course design; Curriculum development; Student interests; Skill development; Self development; Delivery system

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2014

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Journal volume: 51

Journal number: 1

Journal date: February 2014

Pages: pp. 26-33

ISSN: 1470-3297, 1470-3300 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 115.1001

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