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LEGACY Seminars


Pecha-Kucha Session 1

This was the first of two sessions where HEFCE and the pilot projects of the LG programme were given an opportunity to share their experiences.

Dr. Helen King outlined HEFCE's Learning Gain Pilot Programme with Professor Stuart Brand (Birmingham City University) and Helena Gillespie (University of East Anglia) sharing the aims, activities, initial findings and experiences of their own Learning Gain projects, respectively.

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Employability Learning: Measures to Measure the Gain

Dr Nalayini Thambar contextualised the session, highlighting what the learning gain opportunity is in relation to employability. This Employability Learning: Measures to Measure the Gain introduced Dr Bob Gilworth who provided an update of the Careers Registration project, with more definitive informaiton on the 3 employability strands of the LEGACY project with Dr Nalayini Thambar presenting on Career Adapt-abilities, Eluned Jones on the International aspect and Anne Wilson on R2 Strengths.

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Pecha-Kucha Session 2

This second session broaden its scope with Iain Mansfield, Department for Education highlighting the purpose of the TEF and its most recent changes. Nick Johnstone shared the experiences and findings of the LG pilot project at Ravensbourne and Professor Gwen van der Velden summarised some of the issues of the NSS and the importance of its relationship to learning gain.


Measurement of Learning Gain: Approaches and Implications

During this session the approach to 'measuring learning gain' within LEGACY was summarised by Professor Jan Vermunt, Professor Anna Vignoles and Dr Soni Ilie. They detailed their approach to surveying students and how questions posed are categorised into 4 components with cross cutting themes of openness and attitude to reseach. This session was supported by Dr Camille Kandiko Howson who, as the Pilot Programme Evaluator summarised some of her initial findings of the LG programme and identified differences between the projects' approaches, methodologies and findings.


Keynote: What Lessons are there from TEF2?

Professor Chris Husbands, VC Sheffield Hallam and TEF Panel Chair, provided an overview of the TEF, its development and submissions from HEI's and their assessment by the TEF panel. Professor Husbands also shared lessons learnt from the recent TEF2 exercise and identifies how and where these lessons learnt can be quantified within the context of learning gain, teaching quality and the student experience. A copy of his presentation can be found here

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