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EvidenceNet Summaries

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EvidenceNet Summaries

 

The EvidenceNet team produces summaries of important articles and documents to provide

easy access to evidence in HE learning and teaching

 

 

 

Browse EvidenceNet summaries by pedagogic theme:

     

 

 

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If you know of any evidence that would benefit from being summarised for a wider audience, please suggest a summary by emailing details to evidencenet@heacademy.ac.uk or by leaving a comment below.

 

 

Recent summaries:

 

          Browne J (2010)

Summary by Buckley A (2010)

The report’s recommendations include the following: fees are increased to compensate for reductions in public funding; the system for repayment of Government loans is reformed to increase fairness and reduce the burden on Government; competition for students among institutions should be introduced in order to improve quality.

 

BIS (2010)

Summary by Hodsdon L (2010)

The current further education (FE) funding system is designed to partly comprise co-investment from employers and individuals; however, the
planned total is not being collected by colleges and training providers. This review describes the current system and makes recommendations to lead to a system that supports co-investment in from individuals, employers and government.

 

Mistry J, White F and Beradi A (2009)

Summary by Hodsdon L (2010)

This study explores which ‘skills’ are taught, learnt, used and required at taught Master’s level in the field of Development and Environment, by surveying and interviewing course directors, employers and alumni.

 

 

 


 

Assessment & feedback

 

Beaumont C, O’Doherty M and Shannon L (2008)

Summary by CHERI (2009)

This is a report on a study of staff and student perceptions of ‘quality feedback’ under the impact of major changes within higher education in the UK.

 

Nicol D (2008)

Summary by CHERI (2009)

Drawing on a review of the literature on assessment and feedback in the first year of study, this paper presents a set of recommendations for policy makers, senior managers and teachers.

 

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Enhancing learning through technology

 

JISC/Higher Education Academy (2009)

Summary by Hodsdon L (2010)

This summary provides an overview, through selected examples, of DeL projects.

   

Guest E and Brown S 92008)

Summary by CHERI (2009)

This study explores the possibility of marking students’ free-text assessment answers using an innovative computer-assisted approach.

 

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Equality & diversity

 

Yorke M and Longden B 92008

Summary by Hodsdon L (2009)

This study was undertaken in early 2008 in order to gain a more detailed perspective on the part-time student learning experience.

 

Stuart M, Lido C, Morgan S, Solomon L and Akroyd K (2008)

Summary by CHERI (2009)

This report analyses the barriers and deterrents that affect ‘widening participation’ students when considering continuation in higher education to study at postgraduate level.

 

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Internationalisation

 

Hyland F, Trahar S, Anderson J and Dickens A (2008)

Summary by Hodsdon L (2009)

This paper reports on research that explored staff and home and international students’ perceptions of internationalisation in their institutions.

 

 

Organisational change and institutional development

 

 

Higher Education Academy/GENIE CETL(2009)

Summary by Hodsdon L (2009)

Academic staff perceive teaching in UK higher education to be valued and rewarded too little, both in promotion and appointment processes and in the culture of the institution.

 

BIS (2009)

Summary by Hodsdon L (2009)

The document sets out the Government’s framework for higher education that comprises its vision for UK higher education of the future.

 

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HE Policy

 

          Browne J (2010)

Summary by Buckley A (2010)

The report’s recommendations include the following: fees are increased to compensate for reductions in public funding; the system for repayment of Government loans is reformed to increase fairness and reduce the burden on Government; competition for students among institutions should be introduced in order to improve quality.

 

BIS (2010)

Summary by Hodsdon L (2010)

The current further education (FE) funding system is designed to partly comprise co-investment from employers and individuals; however, the
planned total is not being collected by colleges and training providers. This review describes the current system and makes recommendations to lead to a system that supports co-investment in from individuals, employers and government.

 

 

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Personal and professional development and CPD

 

Johnston V and Westwood J (2007)

Summary by CHERI (2009)

This is the report of a research project to create professional development resources for programme leaders (course organisers) in the higher education sector.

 

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Quality assurance and enhancement (including student surveys)

 

 

Surridge P (2008)

Summary by Hodsdon L (2010)

This report presents analysis of the National Student Survey (NSS) in all three years. It focuses on mapping student, course and institutional effects on NSS scores, and institutional variation over the three years.

   

Park C (2009)

Summary by Hodsdon L (2009)

The PRES 2007-9 findings show that research students have generally very positive views about their experiences, rating them overall just as positively as undergraduates in the NSS and taught postgraduates in the PTES. The most positive areas within the overall experience are supervision, skills development and thesis examination, and the least positive are infrastructure, intellectual climate and professional development and career.

 

Park C and Kulej G (2009)

Summary by Hodsdon L (2009)

This report provides an analysis of the aggregate results of the first Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2009.

 

Gibbs G, Knapper C and Picinnin S (2007)

Summary by CHERI (2009)

This is a report of a research project on departmental leadership of teaching in research-intensive university environments.

 

Burgess B (2007)

Summary by CHERI (2009)

This report has been produced by the Measuring and Recording Student Achievement Steering Group – the ‘Burgess Group’ – for the UK higher education sector. It is the third, and final, report on measuring and recording student achievement. It explores how to reform or replace the current classification system, and presents a series of proposals.

 

Rush D and Hart M (2007)

Summary by CHERI (2009)

This is a report on a project which explored ‘the dynamics of change in the university sector’, and especially in business schools in the UK.

 

Yorke M and Longden B (2007)

Summary by Hodsdon L (2009)

Findings from phase 1 of the project suggest that two strong influences from withdrawal from university are worry over finances and the quality of prior information about the HEI and the degree programme, whilst making friends and aspects of teaching were the most dominant aspects of a positive student experience.

 

Yorke M (2009)

Summary by Hodsdon L (2009)

There has been a general upward trend in the classification of honours degrees since 1994. Whilst there are a number of factors that may have influenced this rise, there is no ‘one’ explanation; rather, each HEI must address the issue individually.

 

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Research-teaching nexus

 

Healey M and Jenkins A (2009)

Summary by Hodsdon L (2009)

All undergraduate students in all higher education institutions should experience learning through, and about, research and inquiry. There should be a move away from students as audience to individual academics’ research towards students becoming stakeholders in a research community in which their experience of research mirrors that of their lecturers.

 

          Jenkins A, Healey M and Zetter R (2007)

          Summary by Hodsdon L (2009)

The report argues that the teaching-research nexus is central to higher education and that departments are key to developing the links between them. It explores the varied nature of research-teaching linkages between disciplines, providing case studies and suggesting a number of strategies for course design and institutional policy to strengthen the connection.

 

 

Trowler P and Wareham T (2009)

Summary by CHERI (2009)

This report sets out a summary of the key themes covered in the literature on linkages between disciplinary differences and research practices, linkages between disciplinary differences and teaching and learning and the nature of the “teaching-research nexus”. The report aims to provide an overview of the concepts and approaches taken in these areas rather than a descriptive review.

 

 

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Students

 

Mistry J, White F and Beradi A (2009)

Summary by Hodsdon L (2010)

This study explores which ‘skills’ are taught, learnt, used and required at taught Master’s level in the field of Development and Environment, by surveying and interviewing course directors, employers and alumni.

 

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Teaching & Learning Strategies

 

Meyer J, Ward S and Latreille P (2009)

Summary by Hodsdon L (2010)

This study suggests that metalearning activities carried out before and after learning of a threshold concepts can positively benefit students’ awareness of and control over their learning.

 

Wilson D &  Dixon W (2009) 

Summary by Hodsdon L (2010)

Suggesting that economics teaching has become less pluralistic in the recent past and that economics students find it difficult to develop effective learning strategies, this paper argues that teaching and learning strategies are part of the problem rather than its solution.

 

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