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Use of industrial simulation to deliver academic knowledge core skill and vocational skill outcomes for surveying learners in higher education

McLean, SN 2015, Use of industrial simulation to deliver academic knowledge core skill and vocational skill outcomes for surveying learners in higher education , in: Innovation in Built Environment (iBEE) Conference 2015, 3-4 September 2015, University of Bath. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This paper is based upon the author’s research into developing the use of industrial simulation as a method of delivering, academic knowledge, vocational skills and transferable skills to undergraduate surveying learners. The rationale behind research is that all four stakeholders to surveying education, learner, education provider, professional bodies and employers, desire that graduates be ready for employment. The paper establishes requirements for the equitable delivery of any form of education, and seeks to ensure that any simulation achieves these. It proposes a research methodology which allows the researcher to develop better prepared and delivered industrial simulations by use of an action research model and learning lessons from previously completed simulations. Using existing data from the author’s practice a complex industrial simulation, was planned and executed. The details and outcomes of this simulation, run at the University of Salford in 2015, are discussed. Include is how the simulation was adapted from the usual format to accommodate a multidisciplinary cohort of learners. The tutor observations, academic achievement and participant feedback are evaluated using the action research methodology proposed within the paper, to see where lessons might be learned and used to improve a proposed further simulation. A further simulation, also adapted to meet specific learner requirements, is proposed. Conclusions based upon the focus simulation evidence a change in the outcomes envisaged at the commencement of research.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Publisher: Innovation in Built Environment (iBEE)
Refereed: Yes
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Funders: The School of the Built Environment (SOBE), University of Salford
Depositing User: SN McLean
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 14:27
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 19:29
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/35186

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