Category Archives: Employability

Developing independent learners – a first year skills module

Professor Elizabeth Page, Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy e.m.page@reading.ac.uk Overview A series of skills based modules running through the three years of the BSc and MChem Chemistry programmes has been developed. The aim is to promote independent learning and the development … Continue reading

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International Law Mooting

Professor James Green, Law j.a.green@reading.ac.uk Year of activity: 2007-08 Overview Since 2007, the Law School has run a Part Three module entitled ‘International Law Mooting’. This is a highly innovative module, where a team of four students participate in the … Continue reading

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Digital Performance Lab: the application of tablet technologies in the teaching of contemporary performance

Professor Lib Taylor, School of Arts and Communication Design l.j.taylor@reading.ac.uk Year of activity: 2012-13 Overview The project explored how tablet technologies can be applied for teaching contemporary performance, through the creation of a Digital Performance Lab for use as part … Continue reading

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Embedding a virtual placement and professional mentoring in an MSc module to support student employability

Dr Sarah Cardey, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development s.p.cardey@reading.ac.uk Year(s) of case study activity: 2012-13 Overview A virtual placement was created with the C4D Network, allowing student taking Communication for Innovation and Development within the Graduate School for International Development … Continue reading

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Exploring modern languages linguistics

Dr Federico Faloppa and Dr Chiara Ciarlo, School of Literature and Languages f.faloppa@reading.ac.uk Overview The project successfully developed an introductory module in general linguistics, with a focus on foreign language specific issues for Part Two students who choose to do a single or … Continue reading

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War Child on Screen

Dr Ute Wolfel, Literature and Languages u.wolfel@reading.ac.uk Year of activity: 2014/15 Overview Finalist students from German, French and Italian organised a public film season of four films (German, French, Spanish, Italian) with Reading Film Theatre (RFT) on ‘Children in War’ … Continue reading

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Developing the module ‘Persuasive Writing’ and considering the professional development of our students

Dr Cindy Becker, Literature and Languages l.m.becker@reading.ac.uk Year of activity: 2014/15 Overview In order to allow a module offered within the Department of English Literature to map onto the needs of the professional world, a PLanT project was created to … Continue reading

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Core Issues in English Language Teaching: building student autonomy, technology-enhanced skills and employability

Dr Clare Wright, School of Literature and Languages c.e.m.wright@reading.ac.uk Year(s) of activity: 2014-15 Overview This project aimed to build student expertise in managing task-based approaches to learning, foster active engagement in seminars including international students, and support students’ development of … Continue reading

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Assessing the use of Technology Enhanced Learning in Higher Education: the case of trading simulation software at the ICMA Centre

Dr Ioannis Oikonomou, ICMA Centre i.oikonomou@icmacentre.ac.uk Year(s) of activity: 2013-14 Overview This project reviewed the effectiveness of the ICMA Centre’s use of trading simulation software, a unique combination of problem-based learning and role-playing which uses modern technology.  While it was found … Continue reading

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The Language Learning Advisor scheme

Alison Fenner, International Study and Language Institute j.a.fenner@reading.ac.uk Year(s) of case study activity: 2012-13 Overview The scheme provided training for students to act as Language Learning Advisors (LLAs) to Institution-Wide Language Programme (IWLP) and Modern Languages and European Studies (MLES) … Continue reading

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