HEFi23 Conference - Educational Gain: Beyond the Metrics

Thu May 11 2023 at 09:00 am to 04:30 pm

University of Birmingham | Birmingham

Higher Education Futures institute (HEFi)
Publisher/HostHigher Education Futures institute (HEFi)
HEFi23 Conference - Educational Gain: Beyond the Metrics
Educational Gain: Beyond the metrics
About this Event

We are delighted for you to join us for the return of the HEFi conference. All the information you need for this conference (including the programme) can be found on our .

Please note the following registration arrangements;

• Conference registration will be on the Lower Ground Floor of the Alan Walters Building (R29 on the). More information on the Teaching and Learning Building, including facilities and detailed .

• Conference registration will be from 9 – 9:30am and refreshments will be available on the ground floor.

• Conference welcome session starts at 9:30am in lecture theatre 1.

If you have any questions please email [email protected] or speak to Louise, Sophia or Dawn at registration

Keynote Speaker: Dr Camille B. Kandiko Howson - Associate Professor of Education (Imperial College London)

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Education gain: within and beyond the metrics

Higher education is increasingly judged on outcomes. But in today’s digital world, waiting for students to finish their course to capture feedback is too late. How do we move beyond more (and more) surveys asking students what works and what can be improved? What data are we trying to capture, to what end? We know there is no single silver bullet metric to capture the outcomes of higher education and that learning goes beyond cognitive gain, also including behavioural and affective measures, and that robustly measuring learning gain requires multiple indicators. We also have confirmatory evidence that students learn different things in different subjects. This talk explores how we can make use of data we have on what students are gaining from their educational experience, and what this means for your students, your context, your career and the ability to influence others. We will conclude with a conversation on how measures of educational gain can challenge the status quo in higher education, including the relationship with assessment and feedback; quality assurance; and opportunities for personalised learning and engagement with graduate attributes.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom


GBP 0.00 to GBP 50.00

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