Students as Partners: A Social Justice Approach to Co-Creating Inclusive Assessment for Transformative Growth While Addressing Grand Challenges

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Project Details


1. SaPIA+ is a pedagogical initiative that engages students as partners by co-creating impactful, research-led and inclusive modular assessments in collaboration with industry partners to enhance student success.

2. SaPIA+ builds on the recent Advance HE review and redesigned Student Success Framework Series, which provide effective, evidence-based shared practices and consistent methodologies for leading change, curriculum design, student support, learning, and teaching.

3. SaPIA+ leverages insights from the combined evidence-informed Advance HE frameworks of a) Embedding Employability, b) Enhancing Assessment and c) Student Engagement through Partnership to identify institutional, course and module-level practices for transforming pedagogy in a post-pandemic world. The initiative also builds on the PI’s Advance HE aligned series on Transformative Inclusive Pedagogy: Towards Purposeful Symbiotic Research-led Teaching Practices.

Layman's description

SaPIA+ is a pedagogical initiative that integrates a social justice approach to co-creating inclusive assessments with students, enhancing their learning experience and addressing grand challenges.

Key findings

SaPIA+ has significantly impacted student learning, with students reporting increased confidence, satisfaction, and employability outcomes, evidenced by student feedback, external evaluations, and successful industry collaborations, such as with BMT Sparo and CISCO.

Short title Students as Partners: A Social Justice Approach to Co-Creating Inclusive Assessment
Effective start/end date22/11/211/01/25

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education