The LSE Teaching blog provided by staff of the Teaching and Learning Centre has highlighted some interesting projects relating to development of students as independent learners. One is LSE’s own LSE GROUPS initiative for undergraduates. The Teaching International Students Project has been examing the issues for international students entering university. An LSE Teaching blog post, Independent learning: supporting students’ transition from school to higher education examines some of the challenges and needs of students.
The International Student Lifecycle Resources Bank is really useful guidance as to how institutions can help international students in their studies. There are many ways that we can be contributing to the development of students as independent learners.
Finally the Taught Postgradaute Student Experience project in Scotland is exploring “what it means to be a Masters student”.