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    STEP - Evidencing the Impact of Teaching on Learning
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    One Day Event; Evaluating teaching development in higher education; towards impact assessment

Duration 1 full day

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Teaching Staff/ Programme Leaders across University

Evidencing the impact of teaching on learning 

(Tricky questions and slippery answers)

Evaluating the impact of teaching on learning is a tricky and contested area; it is difficult to directly evidence that one impacts on the other.  However, converging processes across the higher education sector including the proliferation of managerialism, increasing quality agendas and changes to student fee structures have resulted in renewed interest in the methods by which we can better articulate the impact of teaching on learning.

This workshop introduces different theoretical perspectives on impact and value in teaching and learning.  It provides examples of tools that can assist academics to document their teaching practice and develop understanding of proxies for learning. Participants will be asked to work actively to critique current evaluation processes and to consider the extent to which the literature and tools could have value for their academic practice.

Participants should bring a lap top to the session.


Dr Jennie Winter is Head of Educational Development at the University of Plymouth. She is a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of Advance HE. Jennie is interested in a range of academic development themes and her research has been utilised by the European Commission, presented at international conferences and by invite to selected institutions.

If there are particular questions about evaluating teaching and learning you would like to put forward, please email Jennie beforehand at;



Delivered By: Dr Jennie Winter, University of Plymouth


Participants should bring a laptop to the session.

Cancellation Policy

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk

A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.

**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.