23 Mar 2022

Call for case studies... Equity of the Student Learning Experience - DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 27TH APRIL!!

As part of the current Enhancement Theme – ‘Resilient Learning Communities’ - sparqs and QAA Scotland are working collaboratively to facilitate the delivery of the Student Led Project (SLP). The SLP engages student officers from across the sector to input and shape a piece of work related to the current Theme.

This year's project will focus on the theme of ‘promoting the equity of the student learning experience’, exploring how students and staff can support equity for diverse student communities to allow students to get maximum benefit from their learning opportunities.

As part of this project, the SLP Steering Group is curating a set of case studies covering three sub-themes:

  • Pedagogy (e.g. course design, assessment design, teaching delivery). Here we consider how learning and teaching design can be adapted to include equitable practices. We are seeking examples that investigate how education is delivered to students and how they were taught about equity in both online and face to face provision.
  • Accessibility (e.g. facilities, learning resources, learner and staff studying environments). We are looking for examples on how to infuse flexibility and responsiveness into learning spaces so that a student's experience is not negatively impacted, regardless of the delivery mode.
  • Digital technologies (e.g. use of innovative technologies, teaching and learning across different devices, digital literacy). We are looking for examples which consider how digital technologies can contain inherent biases. The case studies should provide descriptions of implemented alternatives counteracting the biases, and the influence of digital technologies in education equity.

They are looking for submissions of case studies of between 200 and 500 words, under any of the above sub-themes.  Contributors are encouraged to answer the following questions in their case study:

  • What was the issue?
  • How was it solved?
  • What comes next?

The deadline for case study submissions has been extended until Wednesday 27th April at 5pm.

Please send your case studies to Damilola Adesanya at d.adesanya2@rgu.ac.uk.  While it may not be possible to feature all the case studies received, all those who make submissions will be notified by the end of April as to whether their case study has been selected for inclusion in the resource.

Please highlight this information to colleagues who may be interested in contributing a case study. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Patrycja Mitrut, sparqs Development Consultant, at patrycja.mitrut@sparqs.ac.uk.

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