Making a compulsory course compelling

Giuseppina Madonia


This case study focuses on teaching a small group of level 4 personal and professional development (PPD) students on the BSc Economics course at the University of Greenwich. A student-centred approach to learning, combined with joint decision-making, is shown to have successfully created a more engaged and productive learning environment. Evaluation is based on a mixture of oral feedback, testimonials and assessment outcomes. The possible limitations and lessons of this exercise are also discussed.


higher education; student-centred approach to learning; student partnership; student experience

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