This post by Dr Alastair Robertson, Professor Liz Cleaver and Dr Fiona Smart on the Invisible Grail site helps to explain what most people who care about teaching and learning know through their own experience and as evident in the personal and professional philosophies that continue to commit them to delivering a higher education.
Certainly, the top five findings in an analysis of data derived from a sector-wide learning gains project echo everything I blog about here. Good learning is immeasurable. The following hard-to-measure factors are what matters when delivering a high quality university learning experience:
- Sense of belonging to a (learning) community.
- Building effective relationships (between students and staff and between staff).
- The transformational impact of (a university) education.
- Student engagement in their own learning and the wider student learning experience.
Further information and a link to a fuller report is available from the Invisible Grail site.