ARC Quality Practitioners Group

The summer meeting of ARC Quality Practitioners Group.
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ARC Quality Practitioners Group
22 June 2018 10:50
Northampton Suite, University Building, Northampton Square, City, University of London

The agenda for the day is:


1050                 Welcome from the Chair          


1100                 Degree Standards / Grade Inflation

An update on the QAA/UUK/GuildHE work on grade inflation and degree standards

Charlotte Snelling, UUK and Alex Bols, GuildHE


1200                 Measuring student learning and confidence in learning with an active learning environment

So how can we identify and measure what happens in the classroom?  This presentation will demonstrate how active learning pedagogies can generate learning in the classroom and develop student confidence and self-assessment skills at the same time.  We will consider two examples making use of peer-instruction and team-based-learning to enhance teaching and learning quality.  For each of these, we will consider basic elements of pedagogical design and a simple methodology to evaluate the effectiveness of our teaching methods. The evidence-base emerging from our approach allows us to quantify a measure of learning gain and confidence gain.

Dr Fabio Aricò (School of Economics) and Dr Paul McDermott (School of Pharmacy), University of East Anglia [HEFCE Learning Gain grant recipients]  


1300                 Working lunch following up on the previous session

                        A sandwich lunch will be provided


1330                 Measuring Learning Gain – continued

Dr Fabio Aricò (School of Economics) and Dr Paul McDermott (School of Pharmacy), University of East Anglia


1400                 QAA update - Quality Code

                        An update from QAA on the Quality Code, following on from the recent workshops on developing advice and guidance

Ruth Burchell and Dr Andrew Smith, QAA


1500                 Final comments


The meeting will aim to close by 1515h


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