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How to manage the support role to ensure successful learning using industrial simulation

McLean, SN 2013, How to manage the support role to ensure successful learning using industrial simulation , in: International Post Graduate Research Conference, 8-10 April 2013, University of Salford.

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The paper analyses the success of an industrial simulation delivered to final year BSc Building Surveying students. Research is undertaken using an action research approach. The analysis does not focus upon the assessment wording and the methodology employed, but upon the support provided to the learners. The need for this support and the nature of the support is initially established using current literature, whilst its effectiveness is monitored using learner feedback and achievement data. The need for prior risk assessment of potential areas of student disadvantage is proposed, leading to establishment of a robust, flexible and evolving regime of support being imposed throughout the activity. The rationale for a support regime is derived from risk assessment of the proposed activity and its success is tested through feedback obtained from participant learners. It was concluded that evidence gained from feedback and achievement data suggested that, when adequately supported, industrial simulation is an appropriate tool for delivering both academic learning and vocational skills training, as required by all four stakeholders to building surveying education.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Publisher: University of Salford
Refereed: Yes
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: SN McLean
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 14:35
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 01:12

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