This event will run from 10.30am to 3.30pm (registration from 10.00).
In line with OfS Guidance for Access & Participation Plans many HEIs are offering or developing interventions that set out to raise attainment. Running across the student lifecycle, from outreach to graduation, interventions reflect the importance of examination success for progression to higher education and graduate employment. While raising attainment is critical for widening participation, it is also one of the most challenging areas to address and evaluate.
This session provides opportunities to explore some of the key theoretical issues as well as considering how reflexive evaluation processes can support us in tackling inequalities in both access and student success. Professor Paul Ashwin, Lancaster University, will outline theories of knowledge and explain how ‘powerful knowledge’ can help us think about widening participation in higher education. Case studies on real raising attainment projects will follow combined with workshops activities focusing on reflexive evaluation.
Download the event programme here: Knowledge Learning Attainment Programme 14Nov2019