Such an amazing night picking up my NTF award in Edinburgh

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education.  So proud to be collecting my award with my amazing husband Craig and Institute Lead, Charles.   It would have been impossible without all the love and support of my… Read More

Learning gain: political expedient or meaningful measurement? The political craving for simple measures of learning gain is neither pedagogically informed nor sufficiently nuanced.

Alex Forsythe, Carol Evans, Camille Kandiko Howson and Corony Edwards argue that only by changing focus will the concept become useful https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/learning-gain-political-expedient-or-meaningful-measurement A few years ago, a major UK airport determined to speed up passenger movement by incentivising baggage handlers to move luggage from planes faster. Since it was deemed unfair to compare the overall… Read More

Alex talks about how she used her experiences of the University of Liverpool Teaching Recognition process to impact on the career development of over 1000 members of the Association for Business Psychology.

  The purpose of the Association for Business Psychology is to support the education and development of its members through collective and individual learning.  They are also the accrediting body for Business Psychology programmes nationally.  Business Psychology requires expertise in business acumen and, as such, practitioners are often not aligned to the British Psychological Society. Historically,… Read More