Pre-session two

The second week is for University of Aberdeen students only as the Robert Gordon students join us next week.

The theme this week is ‘seeing in a new light to see new opportunities’

This week we’ll explore some more ideas about creative problem solving, while also looking at more of what the course has to offer and concluding the discussion of assessments started the previous week.

We will continue to use a mixture of workshop activities as well as discussion as we explore the use of observation to better understand what we normally ignore.

As with the previous week we want you to better understand your own situation skills and attributes so we will start the session by looking at your current attributes, plus those which you’d like to improve upon so that you can look back at this by way of comparison at the end of the term.

We will look at how to align the course assessments with the University of Aberdeen Graduate Attributes using a ‘diamond nine‘ exercise.

We will also send you out into the city in pairs to explore what you see as ‘observers’ instead of as your normal role as ‘participants’ as a means to test how you’d use the chosen Graduate Attributes from the previous exercise to assess your powers of reflection.