Science of Learning Research Centre

Higher Education Learning Framework

The Higher Education Learning Framework (HELF) is an evidence-informed model for university learning.

The HELF is based on the seven main themes emerging from a rigorous study into higher education learning undertaken by researchers in the Science of Learning Research Centre.

An overview of the HELF is provided in the HELF matrix. Each of the 7 principles is further described in the HELF handbook which provides (i) an explanation (ii) implications for teachers, students and assessment and (iii) a discussion of current literature relating to the principles.

HELF matrix

HELF handbook