Impact

How has your research impacted on learners?
An example from Business Impact UK:

“Overall this research project has been very successful. In terms of outcomes we can say that our initial aims of reducing learners leaving in the first 3 months of a programme, and ensuring they make progress towards their learning goals, have been met.  100% of the sample set are still on programme. 100% of the sample set have made progress that at least meets our expected levels, most have exceeded their expected progress.”

How has your research impacted on you and your work?
An example from Easton and Otley College:

“This action research has been a exciting learning process for me. I have learnt so much in such a short space of time. And as a result I have developed ( and still developing) new skills that I am embedding in my daily teaching practice and sharing with my colleagues.

Secondly, and the most insightful process is, that although the data I have collected was my main focus and I was purely interested in gaining opinions from the staff and students , I under appreciated the distance I needed to travel as well, and through my reflective blogs, I hope you can share that journey with me.

I would recommend anyone given the opportunity to take part in some action research to do so. Not only do you gain a whole new skills set; you share good practice, meet interesting people, attend some great training days, and finally open your eyes to a new approach of learning and reporting!”

How has your research impacted on your colleagues?
An example from CableCom Training Ltd:

“Trying out new ideas in the classroom has had a positive impact on tutors. This has led to extra confidence and self-esteem to create new resources for the vocational part of the course, which has led to more innovation in the classroom.

It has:

– Encouraged the use of different teaching strategies with-in sessions with something to appeal to everyone’s individual needs e.g. use of specially adapted ruler to teach the concept of high value numbers

– Encouraged differentiation to create different resources for learners at different levels.”

How has your research impacted on your organisation?
An example from The City Literary Institute:

“The results of this research has generated a potential for the training module developed and piloted during the project to become part of the induction and probation process of new, untrained teachers joining the academic staff at the City Lit.”

How has your research impacted on employers?
An example from Philips Hair Academy:

“Based on the launch of the new blended learning programme offering the salon a tailored programme approach for their apprentices, seven new salons are working with us rather than other training providers.”

How has your research impacted on society?
An example from Calderdale College:

“College community cohesion increased as staff and students from college were invited to a Festival of Cultures event alongside members of the local community.  Members of the community who attended have contacted the college about enrolling on courses and using college facilities.”

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