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The Educational Development team helps translate university educational strategy into excellent teaching practice and student learning experience at Lancaster and its strategic partners. Find out about teaching development programmes and qualifications, curriculum design advice, sharing practice events and teaching development masterclasses.
We possess a range of expertise in curriculum, learning, teaching, assessment, transnational education and inclusive teaching practice. We are committed to the continuous improvement of the culture and practice of teaching at Lancaster and its strategic partners.
There are a range of teaching development programmes available suiting a range of staff who teach and/or support learning depending on their prior experience and current role. These programmes are designed to sit alongside your teaching practice. They encourage you to draw on insights and understanding from your colleagues, your students and research into teaching and learning in order for you to critically reflect on and improve your teaching.
Programmes are also accredited against the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (UKPSF), meaning they lead to formal professional recognition for teaching.
Are you interested to learn about what really works in practice? We coordinate a portfolio of events and masterclasses tailored to support colleagues to share and learn from one another. Events explore a variety of topics throughout the academic year.
These include lectures by leading educators and researchers, thematic sector insight seminars, and conference-style events that provide a platform for sharing and hearing about effective teaching, learning, assessment and curriculum practices at Lancaster and its strategic teaching partners.
Effective curriculum design and development lies at the heart of a positive experience for our students. In your role you may be required to develop modules and programmes of study, or redevelop those that you have inherited. The Educational Development team offers advisory support in relation to pedagogic considerations for curriculum design.
This service is focused on supporting programme teams in devising pedagogically sound course design proposals for formal approval and re-approvals. Educational Developers are also available to offer input into periodic departmental Strategic Teaching and Learning Review processes.
Educational development provide support to staff who teaching Lancaster awards at our strategic teaching partnerships. This includes provision of the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice programme for academic staff, wider teaching development activities and workshops, and opportunities to share experiences and examples of effective teaching with colleagues working at Lancaster and in other partnerships settings.
We currently support our colleagues at Sunway University in Malaysia, Lancaster University Ghana and Lancaster University College at Beijing Jiaotong University in China.