A workshop to inspire change
The ChangeBusters workshop aims to support those tasked with building evaluation literacy in HE organisations. It provides an overview of how Theory of Change might be used in access, success and progression spaces of the student lifecycle.
In this workshop delivered to a selected group within your institution, Advance HE facilitate playing the ChangeBusters game to model how it could be used. The ChangeBusters game supports users to construct a ‘Theory of Change’ based on evidence from a recent Advance HE literature review on student outcomes. This resource uses game-based learning to develop evaluation literacy. By playing the game, users will understand the stages of a Theory of Change, build confidence, explore evaluative questions, and extend learning through application to their own contexts. The goal is better intervention design and evaluation which in turn should lead to better student outcomes.
If you are interested in attending this workshop as an individual, the next date is 27 September 2023, find out more here.
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Dr Liz Austen, in collaboration with Nathaniel Pickering, and colleagues from Sheffield Hallam University, designed and developed ChangeBusters; an interactive game that applies the Theory of Change with regards to interventions and evidence impact in higher education. The game aims to support users to understand the stages of a Theory of Change, build confidence, explore evaluative questions, and extend learning through application to their own context. The goal is better intervention design and evaluation which in turn should lead to better student outcomes.
At the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
- understand evidence-informed intervention design
- understand the stages of a Theory of Change
- confidently theorise how change happens in pre-determined scenarios
- confidently facilitate ChangeBusters sessions in their own organisations.
Who should attend
This workshop is aimed at those leading the design and implementation of HE interventions in all areas of the student lifecycle (access, success, progress) and would like to build evaluation literacy across a delivery team or teams. This includes a wide range of academic and professional service staff and those in Student Unions/Associations, evaluators/evaluation managers, and those tasked with leading access and participation/ widening participation teams in HE institutions.