Learning Gain

A collaborative project, funded by HEFCE and led by the University of Portsmouth, to better understand student experience and how to enhance learning

As part of a £4 million national initiative exploring learning gain (the skills, knowledge or personal development that undergraduates gain through their degree) the University of Portsmouth has been funded by HEFCE to lead one of 13 pilot projects.

Working in collaboration with the University of Southampton, Royal Holloway, and the University of the Arts, London, this project aims to develop and trial psychometric questionnaires of learning gain that will be reliable and valid, and free for use by other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The self-report measures to be developed will focus on personal development and employability identity.

Students studying

This approach will enable us to explore how undergraduates develop over the course of their degree. Many claims are made about the benefits of going to University, but few measures have been developed to assess whether these benefits are achieved.

In this study we will be developing some of these measures. The results will be used to inform policy makers and HEIs on how to improve their degree programmes.

Higher Education Funding Council For England

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