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Sharing Practice

Welcome to the Sharing Practice website. This space houses case studies from across the university, in addition to resources and links to support your teaching and student learning.

We welcome colleagues from across the university to programmes and events. Please read our information on accessibility and cancellation charges for our events.

Continuing Professional Development & Sharing Academic Practice Events

Throughout the academic year Educational Development hosts, facilitates and supports a range of CPD and sharing events. Our next event is listed below. For registration please follow the link, this will take you through to LibCal, please complete the requested information. If you have any questions or problems registering, please contact k.a.james@lancaster.ac.uk, I will be happy to help.

Sustainability Education

Join us for the Winter Facing out, Facing in: Lecture and discussion, hosted by ICE

Wednesday 27th November @ 9.30, refreshements from 9.10 in the HR Building

For this event, we will welcome Stephen Sterling, Emeritus Professor of Sustainability Education in the Centre for Sustainable Futures at Plymouth University, and Dr Nigel Watson, Senior Lecture in Environmental Governance, Lancaster University.

During the morning, Stephen’s keynote will argue that we live in ‘watershed times’ - of threat, urgency and opportunity that define our age. This has deep implications for re-thinking the purpose and role of education and learning - and for re-thinking our being in the world. In his response, Nigel will take a Lancaster University perspective and argue that while the challenges can appear overwhelming, there are also enormous opportunities. For universities in particular, there are opportunities for critical thinking regarding meanings of sustainable development and generating fresh ideas and proposals regarding pathways towards more sustainable futures. Using the concept of a ‘sustainability col-laboratory’, the presentation will outline proposals regarding how we might rise to the challenges and help to establish Lancaster as a leading community for sustainable development thinking, innovation and practice.

Full abstracts, details and registration available from: https://lancaster-uk.libcal.com/event/3400153

Assessment & Feedback

"Nothing we do to, or for our students is more important than our assessment of their work and the feedback we give them on it. The results of our assessment influence students for the rest of their lives.” (Race, Brown, & Smith, 2005)

This section holds information and resources aimed at supporting assessment and feedback practice development.

Curriculum Development

"One of the most intriguing aspects of higher education is that extent to which higher education curricula are a fundamental aspect of our academic practices but remain so poorly defined and understood." (Ashwin et al 2015)

This section holds information and resources aimed at supporting assessment and feedback practice development.

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Archive of Events & Resources

Sharing practice in learning and teaching events have been supported by Educational Development for many years. Many of these event recordings and resources have been archived on Moodle.

This archive photo is the building the campus underpass in the 1960s. You can find more on Twitter.