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Teaching and Learning Academy

Teaching and learning at LJMU

Enhancing the student learning experience and developing opportunities for staff

They say that no one ever forgets a good teacher, those individuals who can hold an audience and capture the imagination of their students.

At LJMU we ensure that every member of staff can aspire to be this unforgettable figure by constantly evolving our academic practices, learning from our own community and by creating platforms to promote and celebrate a sense of excellence in teaching and learning.

The Teaching and Learning Academy (TLA) extends across the University and underpins all aspects of academic life. We believe that our students should learn from engaged teaching staff who are immersed in their own subject and passionate about conveying their knowledge. We encourage staff to use all of their skills and the latest in technology to create a truly inspirational student experience.

The services we offer and the way we work with staff varies. However, in general our work focuses on the following areas:

  • Education enhancement
  • Curriculum innovation
  • Promotion of pedagogic research and scholarship
  • Adoption and embedding of effective practices

Evidence of TLA impact is highly visible. We host an annual Teaching and Learning Conference now in its eighteenth year. A total of 491 staff and students registered for the 2019 conference. We hold regular Research and Practice in HE seminars aimed at encouraging institutional discussion and debate around teaching and learning. The TLA has a varied portfolio of accredited Academic Practice programmes which are suitable for the emergent to experienced practitioner.

"The LJMU Teaching and Learning Academy represents, and is relevant to, everyone within the institution; academics, professional services and students, working together as a community to achieve common student-centred objectives within a clear strategy of educational enhancement. It demonstrates our position as a forward-thinking institution that believes in the concept of 'One University'."

Peter Byers -
Pro-Vice-Chancellor