Metrification of learning as a risk factor to innovative practice

Rochon, Rebecca and Knight, John (2019) Metrification of learning as a risk factor to innovative practice. In: AdvanceHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2019, 2-4 July 2019, Northumbria University.

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Students welcome the multidimensional learning afforded by innovative teaching and assessment. However, the increasing reliance on metrics to evidence teaching excellence may present a risk to innovation in learning and teaching (Gordon and McKenna, 2018). Research examining the benefits of multi-disciplinary live brief assessment at L5/6 suggests that the development of soft skills, for example, is largely unrecognised by formal institutional metrics. At a time when there is increasing pressure on teaching academics to produce measurable results, resource-heavy innovative practice may be side-lined in favour of less resource-intensive approaches that provide similar metric-friendly outcomes.

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