What the project is?
The ‘Learning Gain in Active Citizenship’ project investigates the meaning of active citizenship as an employability attribute. It draws on the literature of learning gain to explore ways of measuring this attribute.
This project is currently based at Oxford Brookes University, where the investigators hope to enhance undergraduates’ engagement with the attribute active citizenship, which promotes social, sustainable, and ethical leadership in local and global communities.
What the project hopes to achieve?
The ‘Learning Gain in Active Citizenship’ has two main aims:
- To embed active citizenship across the piloting Institution
- To improve measures for monitoring student engagement with this employability attribute
This work will assess how learning gain theorizing can inform the measurement of students’ engagement with graduate attributes. It will offer a tool to the sector as a whole for assessing and monitoring students’ extra-academic skills and capabilities, which are increasingly important aspects of graduates’ career prospects.
For more details, contact:
Principal Investigator, Dr. Mary Deane firstname.lastname@example.org
Researcher, Dr. Maria Cerrato Lara email@example.com