Responding to Student Needs
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“Over the last twenty years institutions have faced an increasing challenge to develop and adapt their provision to support mass higher education into the 21st century. Student numbers have increased dramatically and there is a much greater diversity of learners. In response to the changing environment, the HE sector is increasingly aware of the need for a change of approach, not only in terms of teaching itself, but in terms of the variety of support and administrative systems which underpin delivery”. - Enhancement Themes site
The Theme's work was completed at the end of 2004 and revisited in 2010. It focussed on two main areas:
- Students needs in the first year of study (including induction, personal tutor systems, approaches to integrating student support and the first year learning experience)
- Student evaluation of and feedback on their learning experience
Enhancement Theme outcomes include:
- Graduates for the 21st century responding to student needs: the first year and beyond
- Little things that make the difference report
More information on the Theme and details of the activities and outcomes can be found at the Enhancement Themes site.
A website dedicated to economics undergraduates offering support on everything from module choices and career options to writing skills and maths help.
Publisher: Economics Network
This collaborative project (led by Edinburgh Napier University with partners at the University of Central England, Leeds Metropolitan University and the University of Westminster, and funded by a Higher Education Academy ESCalate development grant in 2006), aims to raise the profile of this professional development strategy and to equip educational and staff developers with the skills and confidence necessary to employ it effectively in academic professional development within higher education.
Publisher: Edinburgh Napier
sparqs is a free service which is funded by the Scottish Funding Council to assist and support students, students' associations and institutions to improve the effectiveness and engagement in quality assurance and enhancement in institutions across Scotland.
This page provided by the Higher Education Academy pulls together different examples of effective practice in student engagement. Student engagement is defined as students being active partners in shaping their learning experience.
Publisher: Higher Education Academy
Classroom assessment techniques: a handbook for college teachers