Student Engagement Award Winner

Secondary and Further Education

Debbie Hibbard

Debbie Hibbard

Curriculum Team Leader and Teacher: North Nottinghamshire College, UK

“The College firmly believes that all learners leaving to go into higher education at the end of their courses will be best prepared as they can be due to Debbie's support and enthusiasm for equipping learners with the skills and knowledge required to advance at that level.”

Debbie teaches across a variety of programs and as a keen technologist with a background in the IT industry she saw the opportunity to make use of Turnitin to engage students in their own writing development through formative feedback. In particular, allowing students to make amends to their draft work up until the assignment due date. Combined with information literacy skills teaching, Debbie views Turnitin as a mechanism to not only “spot plagiarism” but to “also teach about plagiarism”. Developing these key skills for students on higher education access courses is vital, as Debbie’s colleague pays tribute:

“The College firmly believes that all learners leaving to go into higher education at the end of their courses will be best prepared as they can be due to Debbie's support and enthusiasm for equipping learners with the skills and knowledge required to advance at that level.”

 



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