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Enhancing Teaching-Learning Environments in Undergraduate Courses

Grant reference: L139251099

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TLRP: Enhancing Teaching-Learning Environments in Undergraduate Courses - poster
This poster considers the rationale and methodologies used in the project Enhancing Teaching-Learning Environments in Undergraduate Courses. This project has been designed to support 28 course teams in 15 departments involved in undergraduate teaching, in thinking about new ways of encouraging high quality learning. The collaborative research is being underpinned by research into the quality of student learning and how it is influenced, not just by teaching and assessment, but by the whole teaching-learning environment. The project is focusing on five contrasting subject areas: biological sciences, economics, electronic engineering, history, and media and communications. The project team come from the Universities of Edinburgh, Durham and Coventry, around which the collaborating institutions tend to be clustered. A range of courses or modules have been identified in each subject area and the researchers are working closely with each course team to analyse learning aims and outcomes in relation to their student intake. A focus of the study is on the constructive alignment between aims and the whole teaching-learning environment: in other words, on the match between the course teams' intentions and students' everyday learning experiences. Ways of improving provision are being explored with course teams, based on conceptual frameworks being developed through the research, and tailored to the specific subject areas. The effects of the changes introduced will be investigated and reviewed with the course-teams involved. Methods of managing change effectively will also be identified and discussed, prior to extensive dissemination through the Learning Teaching Support Network and its subject teaching centres.
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Author D Hounsell

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