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Teaching and learning

Teaching and learning at LJMU

Enhancing the student learning experience and developing opportunities for staff

Formally established in 2015, our Teaching and Learning Academy leads the development of teaching practice and enhances the learning experience of our students.

Every member of staff, whether they are lecturers, researchers or members of our professional services, belongs to our Academy. The services our Academy offer and the way we work with staff varies. However, in general our Academy focuses on the following areas:

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

Evidence of our Academy’s impact is highly visible. In 2015, for example, over 450 delegates attended LJMU’s Teaching and Learning Conference. Between 2014 and 2015, staff and students worked in partnership to improve the curriculum across 39 unique projects.  Similarly, a comprehensive teaching and learning handbook has been developed to support all LJMU staff.

Our Teaching and Learning Academy is developing a varied portfolio of accredited Academic Practice programmes.  In support of LJMU’s ambitious Digital University aspirations, the team is also refining and strengthening its technology-enhanced learning support. 

Teaching and Learning Conference 2018

Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 June 2018

Now in its seventeenth year, LJMU’s annual Teaching and Learning Conference is a forum to share and discuss innovative and effective teaching, learning and assessment practices, as well as explore findings from teaching-related research and evaluation. On the theme of ‘The Changing Landscape of Higher Education’, this year’s two-day event will showcase the work of academic and professional service staff across a range of higher education teaching and learning topics. These include the use of interactive teaching methods, learning technologies and creative approaches to curriculum, teaching and assessment design. Supporting LJMU’s new strategic plan, this year’s conference will also include an international forum with the Wednesday afternoon sessions dedicated to exploring perspectives on student and staff exchange, internationalising the curriculum and trans-national education.

Find out more about the Teaching and Learning Conference 2018

Peter Byers

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