My main aim - boost
referencing ability for Level 1 students
- Referencing is a key study skill. I often see students get lower marks than their astute analysis
deserves because they don't provide proper citation
- Referencing supports the academic 'voice', encouraging students to write:
- In a way that is directly engaged with the thinking
and the evidence they are exploring;
- With more authority.
A secondary 'affordance' - encouraging the students to do more forum posting.
This encourages student-student learning fostered by tutor support ('scaffolding'),
rather than student-tutor learning.
Answers by other students, or the tutor, will refer to module materials where help on referencing can be found - encouraging better student-course content engagement, and better awareness of
less obvious material in the course content.
The activity will support students in
becoming independent deep learners, as Ken Bain recommends.