A toolkit for effective learner engagement - sparqs and Education Scotland


Developed in partnership by sparqs and Education Scotland,, the toolkit is desinged to support student engagement in Scotland’s colleges in the ‘recovery year’ of 2020-21. 

The resource is aligned to, and intended to be used alongside, the Education Scotland resources ‘Our Best Future’ and sparqs’ Student Learning Experience tool, to effectively support colleges and staff to engage their students to better understand the impact of the pandemic on the Student Learning Experience.

Each section explores the importance of learner engagement, as well as the expectations set out within the ‘Our Best Future’ resources. There is a list of questions for colleges to consider, which will assist them in focusing on engaging with their learners and consider the different ways to ensure students are engaged and able to shape and influence changes to the planning and delivery of services, including the vital role the students’ association and course reps play.

There is also a selection of key questions from the sparqs’ Student Learning Experience tool that colleges can utilise to ask learners how the pandemic has impacted on their learning experience.

The resource is intended to help colleges to not only think about short-term engagement from learners in responding to COVID-19, but also how learners can be engaged in longer-term evaluation and enhancement and planning for the future.

(November 2020)

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