5 Element Induction Model: a new transitions resource for building academic competencies and supporting wellbeing

This workshop, facilitated by Abby Shovlin, will introduce participants to the new 5 Element Induction Model which was developed and piloted at the University of Edinburgh in 2016. The model was designed to i) make academic expectations clearer and more tangible for students and ii) build student resilience and support the current wellbeing agenda through its Self-Determination Theory (Deci & Ryan, 2002) informed focus on attitudes, mindsets and ‘study management’. Approximately 500 students (UG and PG) took part in the initial pilot phase of the model and student feedback was overwhelmingly positive with 96% of students finding the model helpful/very helpful.
Workshop participants will be invited to reflect upon how they currently build academic competencies and support wellbeing in transitions and how they would like this to develop. The tools from the 5 Element Induction Model will be made freely available to participants as a practical resource to facilitate this reflection and development planning.

Speaker Biography

Abby Shovlin, University of Edinburgh, TransitionsAbby Shovlin is the University of Edinburgh’s Academic Transitions Advisor. She uses the lens of transitions to enhance the university learning and teaching environment for both students and staff. Her approach is informed by a holistic conception of transitions which focuses on both the academic and the affective elements of students’ learning journeys. Her work encompasses quantitative and qualitative research into learners’ transitions and developing and piloting new resources in response to findings from these studies. She has designed and delivered an AMOSSHE (The Student Services Organisation) funded blended learning programme for students transitioning from Further Education to Higher Education, and has developed an online academic transitions toolkit with downloadable resources to share good practice in transitions at the University of Edinburgh.

This workshop is recommended for all staff involved with or interested in the student transition process.

Lunch will be provided at the start of this workshop, and booking is essential.

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