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

Alex makes the news

BBC One Breakfast News (And 6pm news) Dr Alex Forsythe interviewed about her research that shows it may be possible to detect neurodegenerative disorders in artists before they are diagnosed: http://bbc.in/2hwech9  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-38414104 BBC News online: Art may reveal early signs of dementia http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-38414104 Guardian: Paintings reveal early signs of cognitive decline, claims study https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/dec/29/paintings-reveal-early-signs-of-cognitive-decline-claims-stud  Telegraph: Paintings… Read More