|Launch of Learning and
In December the University launched Phase II (2002-2005) of its Learning and Teaching Strategy, having received further funding for this from HEFCE following the successful implementation of the Phase I (1999-2002) Strategy.
Looking back, Pro-Vice-Chancellor John Holloway said that the University of Leicester seems to be ahead of many other universities in the implementation of its strategy, and he paid tribute to the way University staff have responded. He said: “I have been struck by the enthusiasm and support the Learning and Teaching Strategy has received across the University, and in particular from the Faculty Learning and Teaching Committees, EDSC and the Learning and Teaching Unit. My thanks go to all of them and specially to Michael Corin, who has been instrumental in preparing both of the University’s bids to the HEFCE.”
The new Strategy, which builds on experience gained over the past three years, will continue to ensure that the educational experience Leicester offers its students is of the highest quality, helping them to develop both subject-specific and generic skills.
The new Learning and Teaching Strategy extends its scope to include postgraduate programmes and is designed to help students reflect on their learning and development and explicitly addresses distance learning issues such as managing a chosen field of study and developing students’ ability to direct their own learning.
It puts learning needs at the heart of study programmes and takes specific account of the diversity of students now attracted to the University as a result of successful campaigns to widen access to higher education. It ensures that courses provide a supportive environment for students and that staff development programmes encourage the high value the University places on teaching.
As a result, Leicester graduates will show a level of scholarship appropriate to their studies, demonstrate a range of abilities and transferable skills, sow the seeds for a lifetime of learning and develop personally in ways that will enrich their lives and that of society in future.
Full details of the Learning and Teaching Strategy 2002-2005 are on the University’s new web portal for teaching: www.le.ac.uk/teaching/. The portal has been launched to provide wide-ranging information on teaching in higher education. Suggestions and original material from staff would be welcomed, and should be sent to Christine Gratton in the Teaching and Learning Unit in College House (1311, email@example.com).
Last updated: 24 January 2003 10:55
Created by: Rachel Tunstall
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