Emma O'Neill, Crystal Fulton, & James Matthews (Fellows in Teaching and Academic Development, University College Dublin). "This research project investigated how the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment)could be leveraged to support active student learning in line with the University’s education strategy. ... [the] interventions were ... aimed to change the perception of the VLE from that of a “download-upload” platform to that of a 'space' for an engaging educational experience that maximises meaningful learning. These interventions were underpinned by the literature-informed Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) framework, designed to promote metacognitive skills in the secondary school curriculum. .... These learning interventions were ... trialled in three case studies within Social Sciences, Sport Psychology, and Veterinary Medicine by creating bespoke adaptations of the intervention framework. Preliminary findings show a significant increase in students' pre- and post-intervention metacognitive index scores which aligned well with students' own comments in the qualitative component of the study. Students engaged well with the approach..."
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Photo by Sheila Webber: white rose in the September sun, 2020