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Evaluating the Learning Gain of Undergraduate Students.

Polkinghorne, M. and Roushan, G., 2017. Evaluating the Learning Gain of Undergraduate Students. In: Bournemouth University 9th Annual Postgraduate Conference 2017, 8 March 2017, Bournemouth University, Poole.

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The UK Government will introduce a Teaching Excellence Framework to measure the quality of teaching across the Higher Education sector. One of the proposed methods for assessing teaching quality is the measurement of student learning gain. Consultation was undertaken so that the thoughts and views of key stakeholders could be integrated into the planned policy changes. Concentrating on the views presented regarding the evaluation of learning gain, a qualitative research study was undertaken using an inductive approach and the philosophical position of interpretivism. A non-probability homogeneous sampling technique was employed to identify consultation responses for inclusion, and the recursive abstraction process applied to review the content of sixty responses so that salient points of interest could be identified with the potential to influence emerging Governmental policy. This poster reflects a synthesising of the important issues raised, from which ten key considerations for evaluating student learning gain are proposed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Higher Education ; Learning Gain ; Teaching Excellence ; Student ; UK ; Teaching Excellence Framework
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:26590
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:30 Jan 2017 14:38
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:02


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