The active collaborative learning for student success project ran from March 2017 – February 2019 and has now concluded. This website serves as a historic legacy and is no longer regularly updated.
Here we have uploaded the final report for our project. This is free to download.
The report is a culmination of 2-years work by the partner institutions to scale up active, collaborative learning across each of the institutions in an effort to improve student success.
The summary of findings on impact are:
1. The use of active collaborative approaches to learning provides benefits for all students (NTU, ARU, UoB).
2. Active collaborative learning reduces and, in some cases, removes gaps in student engagement and attendance, attainment and progression (NTU, ARU, UoB).
3. These benefits are magnified in contexts in which:
a. there is a greater extent of use within a module (ARU);
b. there is greater engagement with the pedagogic model and with the educational developer (UoB);
c. where students study 3 or more SCALE-UP modules in an academic year (NTU).
4. Adoption of active collaborative learning in an institution takes time to mature but benefits can be seen during the first year of adoption.
5. There were some common themes across the partner institutions:
a. students and staff recognised that active collaborative learning is a more inclusive form of learning when compared with other pedagogies (NTU, ARU, UoB);
b. staff expressed high levels of satisfaction using the pedagogies; and intention to continue (NTU, ARU, UoB);
c. students and staff recognised that active collaborative learning enhances employability (ARU, UoB).
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