A flexible learning framework - Student-Led, Individually Created Courses (SLICCs)

Riley, S. (Assessor)

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


At the University of Edinburgh we look for every student to become a researcher and lifelong learner, establishing these habits and mindsets from the outset. A key strategy is our Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses (SLICCs) founded on a flexible, portfolio-based, experiential reflection, learning and assessment framework. We have developed generic Learning Outcomes for all levels of study. Its flexibility permits students to contextualise to their unique experience and spans undergraduate to doctoral students, student-created or staff-guided, solo or in disciplinary or cross-disciplinary groups. Many SLICCs are built around work experience or research within the student’s discipline. Most extend students’ view of their field, including developing a new skill or a topic not covered within the degree. They enhance personal and professional skills, autonomy and assessment literacy. In some, students have explored their own identity, while others have been cross-disciplinary.

This framework, range of opportunities and flexibility will be explored.
Period21 Jun 2019
Event titleHigher Education Futures Institute Conference: Learning and Teaching in the Next Generation University
Event typeConference
LocationBirmingham, United Kingdom