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It is often held as axiomatic that attainment at HE level in the UK closely relates to the amount of effort expended by each individual student. Since the seminal work of Chickering and Gamson (1987) "time on task" has been viewed as a key determinant of positive educational outcomes. Berliner (1984), found that there was strong empirical evidence of a direct relationship between time allocation by courses, student time management and actual student "time on task" on the one hand, and student achievement on the other. Increasingly however, it has been reported that student effort is almost exclusively geared towards meeting the demands of their programmes' assessment system. This project will investigate different programmatic structures, primarily in the Biosciences, to ascertain the degree of student effort and benchmark this against their attainments on validated national assessment standards.
As Lecturer – Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences/Pharmacy;
Delivered lectures to different years, from first year to final year Pharmaceutical/Pharmacy students. Helped in the preparation and research of the projects and assessed work of the students, under the supervision of UK Educational Lead for the Physiological Society.
As Assistant Professor – Department of Physiology; May 2011 onwards
Worked with academic colleagues to plan and evaluate new programs and modules with a variety of student-centered strategies to promote and assess teaching, marking/assessment of coursework and to provide constructive feedback. Designed Learning Objectives and aligned teaching activities and assessments, engaged with students, matching teaching tasks to their level of ability. Worked to improve methods of delivery and assessment by exploring, contributing to the development of, embracing new approaches to pedagogy.