Dr Katherine Linehan, BSc (Hons), PhD, PGCE, MEd (Senior Fellow of HEA)
Senior University Teacher
Anatomy Tutor and Course Director MSc. Human Anatomy and Education
Department of Biomedical Science
The University of Sheffield
Sheffield S10 2TN
Room: C105 Addison building
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 2347
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Brief career history
Learning and teaching focus
National projects and institutional projects
Senate Award Winner 2003
Inclusion is key to the teaching and learning of my students. I have spent over 19 years in Higher Education designing classes that appeal to all learners. My aim is to tailor the learning resources and teaching sessions so that they are student-focused, engaging and accessible to all. This promotes a positive learning environment where the contribution of the individual is valued irrelevant of the size of the cohort.
Classes and resources are designed to appeal to all students whatever their preferred learning style, study strategy or academic strengths or weaknesses. Teaching sessions are always interactive and encourage students to reflect upon their current understanding. They also always incorporate feedback so students are able to determine and monitor their academic progress.
Evaluation of the success of a learning session or a whole module is always carried out collaboratively between lecturer and students. This approach allows improvements to be made to the course that are driven by the students who have participated in the module rather than solely by the desires of the teacher. All of these tailoring strategies empower the student and encourage them to take ownership of their learning. If the students’ achieve this, then both I and the student have been equally successful.
Undergraduate and postgraduate taught modules