Learning gain - annotated bibliography

JONES, Megan and PICKERING, Nathaniel (2018). Learning gain - annotated bibliography. Discussion Paper. Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The purpose of this literature search was to produce an annotated bibliography outlining the new literature and research that has emerged on learning gain within higher education since the RAND report was published in 2015. Using some of the key themes from the RAND report, this bibliography organises the literature into: (1) ways of measuring learning gain, (2) limitations to measuring learning gain, (3) benefits to student learning gain and (4) the purpose of measuring learning gain. This research found that four main areas emerge from the current literature. These are: (1) the use of current data sources to measure learning gain, (2) the limitations of using assessment grades to measure learning gain, (3) the development of current teaching practice to impact student learning and (4) the inclusion of learning gain within the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). From this research it is clear that recent discussion of learning gain focuses on many of the key areas of the RAND report. In addition, the search further highlights the significant variations of measuring learning gain and the implications and issues around it.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning gain; higher education
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Student Engagement, Evaluation and Research
Depositing User: Liz Austen
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2018 09:12
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2019 14:47
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/21729

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