SCALE-UP pedagogy and teaching rooms are designed to enhance teaching and student engagement. More than 200 NTU academics from a diverse range of subject areas are now involved in SCALE-UP teaching across NTU, with over half of undergraduate courses containing at least one SCALE-UP module. This teaching takes place across our 21 bespoke SCALE-UP rooms.
- Networking with other academic/professional networks.
Available evidence of impact:
- Academics were helped to embed the SCALE-UP approach in their course design and an extensive evaluation then took place, involving surveys, focus groups and interviews with staff and students as well as data on student engagement, satisfaction, failure rates and grades. These showed that for black and minority ethnic (BAME) students, the attainment gap was reduced by 4.2 percentage points and the non-continuation gap almost disappeared. Attendance also improved in this group of students by 13 percentage points compared to those who took no Scale-Up modules.
- The non-continuation gap was also eliminated for students from lower socio-economic groups, and attainment increased both among this group of students and among those with disabilities.
Links to available resources:
- SCALE-UP at NTU | Nottingham Trent University
- Active Collaborative Learning Project
- Guide-to-active-collaborative-learning.pdf (ntu.ac.uk)
Implementation and potential challenges:
- Universities can signpost and link to content.
- Consult the SCALE-UP adoption guide.
How to Use:
- Finalise objectives and target students for the scholarship.
- Use real case studies from similar universities to negotiate funding at a university level.
- Investigate relevant funding streams i.e. Access and Participation, Levelling up funding etc.
- Consider linking with partner or local institutions/organisations to deliver and co-fund.
- Framework for supporting scholars through the process and during the scholarship.