Developing graduate attributes through blended learning in TQFE

Margaret Harris, Jan Schyma (Collaborator)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPublished conference contribution


At the University of Aberdeen the Teaching Qualification Further Education TQFE is taught as a work-based programme in a blended learning fashion using face-to-face sessions, collaborative engagement, online workshops and discussions, online role play and peer assessment and support. The students on the programme are all lecturers in Further Education who are committed to enhancing their own teaching and learning practices and who in the main experience a change in attitude, skills and knowledge bases having worked through the programme. Although the programme is tutor facilitated, the learning is very much student-led.This presentation will provide basic details of this programme which is a strong practical example of the enhancement of learning and teaching that enhances the
student experience and supports the development of appropriate attributes for the students who undertake it. The two facilitators who will present this session have been involved with groups of lecturers in the North East Edinburgh and its environs and the Central Belt so have experience of a variety of colleges and staff members from the wide range of subject areas that are represented by the college network.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGraduates for the 21st Century
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating the Enhancement Themes
PublisherQAA Scotland Enhancement Themes
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011
Event8th annual Enhancement Themes conference - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Mar 20113 Mar 2011


Conference8th annual Enhancement Themes conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Graduates for the 21st century
  • Further Education Teaching
  • Work-Based Learning


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