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SCALE-UP Team wins award for Change and Innovation

CADQ's SCALE-UP Team wins Change and Innovation award at the NTU Team awards 2019.

The Centre for Academic Development and Quality’s (CADQ) SCALE-UP Team were one of the lucky winners at the second-annual NTU Team Awards, hosted on 7th November 2019. The award was in the Change and Innovation category, recognising a team that has led or significantly contributed to a change initiative, which has had a positive impact on the way the University operates.

The stage at the NTU Team Awards
The NTU Team Awards stage

The SCALE-UP (Student-Centred Active Learning Environments with Upside-down Pedagogies) initiative focuses on active, collaborative learning as a teaching approach which offers ‘flipped classroom’ elements.

Over the last three years, SCALE-UP has seen a significant rise in its application across NTU and has been involved with the Office for Students' ‘Addressing Barriers to Student Success programme’. Today, SCALE-UP is used by some 200 academic colleagues, in 249 modules, across 62% of NTU’s undergraduate courses. Almost 50% of NTU’s undergraduate population experience at least one SCALE-UP module.

This pedagogical innovation has had positive impacts on several areas of student success. Particularly for under-represented groups in areas of attendance, engagement, continuation and attainment.

As a priority area for the Office for Students, SCALE-UP demonstrates NTU as sector leaders in designing and facilitating teaching sessions that make a profound difference to outcomes for students from every background.

“By engaging and supporting colleagues to integrate SCALE-UP teaching in their modules, the team have helped NTU to deliver equal access to opportunities across all student groups by significantly addressing the gaps in student success.” Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor

CADQ was also involved in two further award-winning categories these were ‘The Free University Nottingham’ which is a free course that focuses on issues such as identity, migration, transition and belonging. The second was ‘The A-Team’ which is the creation of an eLearning tool to improve assessment and feedback practice in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment.

In the coming months, the SCALE-UP Team will be creating even more support and resources to be made available for staff across NTU who are interested in, or are already implementing, SCALE-UP.

Published on 8 November 2019
  • Category: ADQ