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Learning Gain - What is it?

The LEGACY projects' principle aim is to investigate the methodological approach determining what learning gain is. To this end the project seeks to engage with all individuals that have a vested interested in the future of Higher Education, whether an academic, policymaker(s) and those that benefit from education - students themselves. A larger copy of the image can be found here

An interactive workshop took place on the 1st February at the University of Warwick where students were asked to share their views of what learning gain might mean to them as well as sharing their experiences with higher education. The students represented a wide mix of backgrounds, a relatively equal split of males and females representing engineering, law, medicine, language, communications, economics and the arts disciplines, with individuals originating from within the UK, Europe and beyond also. The workshop captured their journey of transitioning into HE, sharing experience of different teaching styles, and experience of different levels of learning between different academic years. The participants also shared what they feel are outcomes of university, ideas for measuring learning gain and identified how and what they are learning and when that learning occurs. This excellent graphic captures the journey of participants.

More information regarding the workshop and future events can be found by contacting Sunil Maher, LEGACY Project Manager at s.maher.1@warwick.ac.uk