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Has the pandemic made us better personal tutors

Has the pandemic made us better personal tutors

Mundair, Julie and Rapley, Eve ORCID: 0000-0002-7672-6129 (2021) Has the pandemic made us better personal tutors. In: GBS Learning and Teaching festival 2021, 24th June, 2021, University of Greenwich, London. (Unpublished)

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Like most personal tutors we were faced with having to rapidly move personal tutoring online because of COVID-19. Immediate questions queried how successful online personal tutoring would be for tutees in The Business School? Would the absence of on-campus encounters impact negatively on personal tutoring? Significantly, what CPD and pedagogic evidence base would provide the right kind of ideas and guidance to facilitate thinking and subsequent tutorial design and practice? Given the tumultuous context and the significant challenges students were likely to face, we felt strongly that any revised approaches would need to be evidence based to ensure personal tutoring stayed relevant and meaningful for tutees. Potentially there was too much at risk to tutees’ personal and academic wellbeing to leave it to chance and not explore the personal tutoring literature corpus and learn from others within the HE context.
Framed around personal tutoring for undergraduate students in the Business school, our presentation will outline how the face-to-face tutorial pedagogy was re-purposed to online provision. This will focus on the role of engaging with in-house Greenwich personal tutoring CPD and with learning analytics in achieving this, as well as underpinning pedagogic tenets associated with personal tutoring and online learning. Significantly it will describe how engagement with UKAT (UK Advising and Tutoring) via a personal tutoring professional development award has been pivotal in informing online personal tutoring design and practice.

Our talk will share tutee outcomes and feedback and examples of innovative personal tutoring strategies and practice which have worked particularly successfully online. We will also share some personal reflections of online personal tutoring, lessons learned and recommendations, as well as positing what personal tutoring in the Business School could look like in a post-COVID era, and the role online provision could have.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education; personal tutoring; Covid 19; wellbeing; CPD; face to face
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Information & Library Services
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2024 13:15

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