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The Diagnostic Tool Landing Page
The Diagnostic Tool Landing Page

Diagnostic Tool

As part of the development of both sound academic practice and lifelong learning skills, the ability to make self-evaluative assessments of competencies, attributes and learning preferences/needs are vital. Students need to have a clear understanding of these, and to develop these, as-well-as the confidence to apply them. Students need opportunities beyond formal assessment and feedback to reflect on the competencies required and to recognise their attributes, strengths and weaknesses and preferences in order to identify and plan for areas of development.

A new diagnostic tool has been created by the Centre for Learning and Teaching (Hittesh Ahuja) in partnership with the Skills Centre (Kevin Renfrew), which provides a mechanism for staff to create bespoke diagnostics, allowing students to align their levels of confidence around the skills, needs, preferences and competencies that they will need on their course (and/or placement or future employment) and to (self) determine a plan of action to develop these skills and competencies along-side their studies.

The diagnostic also provides access to the anonymised response data, allowing for in-depth analysis.

Completion of the Content Management System (CMS)


Diagnostic Tool Content Management System homepage
Diagnostic Tool Content Management System homepage

We are pleased to be able to announce that we finalising and testing the next stage in the development of the Diagnostic CMS. This phase will allow users to create, edit and launch their own diagnostic(s).

Please come along to this interactive event to discover more about the tool, see and hear examples for how the tool is being developed by colleagues across the University, and gain hands-on support around using the CMS.

More Information on the Tool:

The diagnostic has been built to accommodate up to six categories, each containing eight confidence-based questions (I can…). The students choose a response indicating- high confidence or reasonable confidence or low confidence or don’t know/no experience. All questions are randomised and category information is not provided until the response page. Based upon the responses given the students are presented with recommendations linked to practical suggestions in url links (to workshops, practicums, online resources & courses, et cetera). Students then set their own developmental goals based upon these recommendations.

Register now (Booking your Place!– below)- places are limited.

Demonstration Event: A New Diagnostic Tool for Teaching and Learning

Date(s) - 17/09/2019
1:15 pm - 3:05 pm
Main Campus (8W 1.28)

Event Speaker/Organiser: Kevin Renfrew
Course Code:
Topic: Confidence-based diagnostic
Curriculum Transformation: N/A
Bath Blend: N/A
Digital Capability: All
Target Audience: All

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