Your Evaluative Mindset: Evaluation and the Student Voice

Evaluation and the ‘feedback loop’ In the fourth blog post of this series, the focus was on ideas for evaluating specific teaching and learning activities with students.  In this fifth post of the series, the attention moves to what happens with those evaluative comments and the feedback that we frequently request from students. Resources for…

Evaluation for Enhancement

It’s the four week of the launch of our new collection of resources and virtual Evaluation Exchanges.  The current theme of ‘Evaluation for Enhancement’ explores how the student experience, teaching and learning can be evaluated. Evaluation for teaching and learning is an emerging field of study and resources this week explore how evaluation tools such…

Your Evaluative Mindset: Evaluation Methods

It’s the third week of the launch of our new collection of resources and virtual Evaluation Exchanges.  The current theme of ‘Evaluation Methods’ explores evaluation and research methodologies that could be used in your own practice, with a consideration of examples from quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods approaches. What resources are available for this theme? In…

Evaluative Mindset: Evaluation Approaches

It’s the second week of the launch of our new collection of resources and virtual Evaluation Exchanges focusing on the theme ‘Evaluation Approaches’.  This theme looks at how to approach, design and execute your evaluation. These resources consider types of evaluations, theory of change, logic models and ethics. What resources are available for this theme?…

Your Evaluative Mindset: Evidence for Impact

STEER is excited to launch our brand new collection of resources and its virtual Evaluation Exchanges that will help people design and deliver effective evaluation across all areas of the University.  The content of this week’s theme is Evidence for Impact, which looks at how evidence can be used to inform evaluation designs and show impact.  It will also…

Changing Spaces: Exploring staff and students’ experiences of the new blended teaching and learning environment

A new research project, conducted by staff at Sheffield Hallam, is looking to recruit student participants:  What are the opportunities presented by blended learning? What are the barriers to successful implementation? How have your learning spaces changed? Dear Student, I would like to invite you to take part in a research project which aims to…

Triangulating Evaluative Data Sources: What’s the point?

There is always a need to evaluate the impact of change. Since the first Covid19 lockdown in March 2020 evidence gathering has focused on the impact of institutional decision making and understanding the experiences of staff and students.  Unfortunately, there has been little time to construct a participatory approach to evaluation and competing priorities have…

All About Me: Introducing Our Graduate Interns

We have three new Graduate Interns working closely with staff and students in STEER.  They have all written short blogs to introduce themselves.  Blog #3 introduces Rebecca Parker, a Graduate Intern working within STEER.    My name is Rebecca Parker and I’ve just begun working within the Directorate of Student Experience, Teaching and Learning as…

All About Me: Introducing Our New Graduate Interns

We have three new Graduate Interns working closely with staff and students in STEER.  They have all written short blogs to introduce themselves.  Blog #2 introduces Amy Ramdehal, a Graduate Intern working within STEER.    I am new to the team, and currently working at home due to the challenge of COVID-19. I’m really excited…