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Staff from the Carnegie Faculty’s Centre for Social and Educational Research across the Life-course (SERL) have completed a project for the Higher Education Academy subject group for education, ESCalate, into ‘Creating Graduates with Impact in Education’. Jacqueline Stevenson, Professor Sue Clegg and Paula Sealey undertook research with students and staff across a range of education-related courses as well as with employers from schools, local authorities and other education settings.
Oral assessment includes any assessment conducted by word of mouth, such as in-class student presentations, vivas, and assessment in applied practice settings such as Objective Structured Clinical Examinations. This new guide describes how oral assessment can be used and gives practical guidance on its implementation.
A short guide to developing and using Open Educational Resources (OER). This booklet is an output from Leeds Metropolitan University's 'Unicycle' pilot study into the development of an institutional OER repository, funded by JISC and the Higher Education Academy. It is released under a Creative Commons licence.
Produced by a team of students working collaboratively with academic staff, this guide demystifies university-level assessment for new students.
Good course design is fundamental to successful teaching and the maintenance of standards. This guide is designed to help you in assuring and enhancing the quality of courses with principled, practical advice.
A guide to good practice in cultural inclusivity in curriculum design, teaching and assessment.
One of two guides to assessment from the First Level Assessment and Feedback Project, funded by the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme. The staff guide provides assistance with developing assessment practices and helps staff reduce their workload.
A collection of poems and reflections on the theme of diversity by young people aged 11 - 17, submitted as entries for a writing competition involving Leeds Metropolitan University's partner schools. The writers reflect on their views of themselves and others in a multicultural society. The book was launched on the European Day of Languages 2010.
An overview of internationalisation as it affects staff, students, the curriculum and international partnerships, illustrated through examples from Leeds Met.
A new edition of the popular guide for staff beginning their teaching careers in HE.
An edited collection of chapters and case studies from the Institute for Enterprise Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, showcasing teaching and learning activities that have inspired enterprise education. The book illustrates ways in which enterprise in the curriculum can catalyse a relationship between research and practice, leading to intelligent, challenging projects and development opportunities for students, academic staff and external partners. The case studies present examples of enterprise education theory in practice. They demonstrate ways in which entrepreneurial skills and attitudes can be developed within the curriculum.
Designed to help learners on short courses who have not studied since leaving school, this booklet presents a range of tips on making the most of learning.
Based on the experience of tutors across Leeds Metropolitan University and beyond, this practical new guide enables you to draw on a wide range of ideas and models about personal tutoring to make it work well for your students.
A short guide for staff interested in using technology to enhance employability and employee learning, produced by the Higher Education Academy-funded STEEL project: Sharing Technology Enhanced Employability Learning.
This booklet aims to help students from diverse backgrounds to increase their resilience. Produced by a research project team funded by Aimhigher West Yorkshire, it can also be used by staff as a prompt when discussing problems with students.
Derived from a research project funded by the Higher Education Academy Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics (C-SAP), this booklet explores further and higher education students' future 'possible selves' through a series of vignettes as students reflect on what their futures and careers might look like. It also includes suggestions for how staff can help students plan for an often uncertain future.
This 48-page manual, illustrated with case studies from Leeds Metropolitan University, provides a way of thinking about how assessment works and how students respond to it. It reviews the available evidence in detail, so that you can make decisions about your course with confidence that they will produce improvements in student performance. It also provides three evaluation tools to help you diagnose potential.
Enriched with many examples from Leeds Met staff who have experienced the process, both as observers and observed, this guide helps you make the most of peer review of teaching.
Good learning outcomes aren't just administrative devices: they support good learning and teaching. This guide shows how they can be used to plan programmes and modules, improve feedback to students, assess students validly and review teaching.
Leeds Metropolitan's Assessment, Learning & Teaching Journal ceased publication in 2011. However, back issues can be accessed below.