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Internationalising the Postgraduate Curriculum: A Ten Year Case Study

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Abstract

We describe the experience of creating and developing a postgraduate computing provision, in response to a set of different learning needs from large cohorts of students recruited from the Indian Sub-continent. Amongst a number of changes to the curriculum and delivery, two particular aspects of the teaching stand-out in terms of their contribution to enhancement. First, a shift in emphasis to teach software design over implementation. Second, a delivery ethos was modified to encourage professional development through the facilitation of student-led curricula, leading to a considerable improvement in student participation. Over the course of a ten-year period, student attainment and engagement increased significantly.

Keywords

Postgraduate computing Large cohorts Student-led curricula Engagement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK
  2. 2.University of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldUK

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