All of this reminds me that I soon need to turn my mind to our EPQ support, which will build on the EE support. Currently Chris Foster, our Head of Student Research supervises all of our EPQ students (for us it’s a smaller cohort than for the EE) and delivers an excellent support program for them, including some crossover from the EE support. Support for the EE and the EPQ has a lot in common, so for anyone interested it might also be worth exploring the FOSIL and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) topic too. We had an interesting discussion on supporting questionnaire design there last April which was very relevant for this year’s EE Investigation Days and led directly to Chris’ Nearpod ‘lesson’. I really liked Emily‘s suggestion of inviting someone in from the Marketing Department to talk to students, and that remains an option to explore for another year.
We would like to take a more FOSIL based approach to our EE. How do we go about introducing the concept of FOSIL to our students when they haven’t learnt in this way before. Do you talk about the FOSIL stages explicitly or do they become clear through you EE teaching. I would be really interested to know what topics are covered in each of your EE workshops, thank you, Liz