Future Facing Learning Spaces Seminar

Future Facing Learning Spaces Seminar

A significant amount of estates development is currently underway in UK colleges and universities at a time of major change for educational technology and modes of learning and teaching. This is evidenced by Teesside University’s own commitment to an extended programme of estates, infrastructure and pedagogic innovation. Changing educational requirements of increasingly diverse student populations have prompted…

Getting the most out of assessment and feedback – staff and student perspectives

Getting the most out of assessment and feedback – staff and student perspectives

There is no doubt that many students and staff would prefer university assessment to be different to what they currently experience. Our collective attention when it comes to teaching and assessment tends to be on educational effectiveness and efficiency, rather than on the extent to which our approaches and strategies of choice support diverse and sustainable ways of knowing that honour and empower learner experience and development…

Future Learning Spaces in Higher Education: Space, technology and pedagogy

Future Learning Spaces in Higher Education: Space, technology and pedagogy

To mark the publication of Advance HE’s Future Learning Spaces in Higher Education: Space, technology and pedagogy case study series, Dr. Sam Elkington (Teesside University, formerly of Advance HE), outlines in his latest blog post for Advance HE, the significance of working to better understand the interplay between space, technology and learning as an important, but overlooked dimension of teaching…

Future Facing Assessment and Feedback Labs

Future Facing Assessment and Feedback Labs

Assessment of student learning is a fundamental function of higher education. It is the means by which we assure and express academic standards and has a vital impact on student behaviour, staff time, university reputations, league tables and, most of all, students’ future success. Aligned to the University’s Future Facing Learning Strategy, the Future Facing Assessment and Feedback Learning Lab is designed to support course leaders and teams to develop sustainable, manageable and effective assessment and feedback for their course…