Welcome to the Toolkit for Learning and Teaching.
This Toolkit is for academics who teach and professional services staff who support teaching. It offers support to you in your academic role and provides the information you need to give your students the best possible learning experience.
This resource gives hints, tips and practical examples for delivering teaching from across the University, combined with guidance on relevant University and national policies.
You can navigate your way to each page from the menu on the left side of the page, or by looking at the LeTs A-Z or site map.
Acknowledgement: Information in several sections of the Toolkit has been adapted with permission from the Certificate in Learning and Teaching (CiLT). For more information on CiLT and the Learning and Teaching Conference, see Professional Development.
The Toolkit includes the following sections:
- INTRODUCTION AND PATHWAYS for information on the Sheffield context of Learning and Teaching, and sources of support to help you and your students
- CURRICULUM DESIGN for information on module design and approval
- MODES OF TEACHING for information on approaches to teaching, including teaching small groups
- LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES for information on using technology in L&T, including new media
- MODES OF LEARNING for information on how different modes impact on learning, including the internationalisation of Learning and Teaching
- ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK for information on methods of assessment and feedback
- STUDENT SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT for information on the academic and personal role of academic staff, including sources of support
Academics with departmental responsibilities for Learning and Teaching (L&T) will find additional information in the Processes and Policies section of the LeTs web site.
The Toolkit will be updated on an ongoing basis. We welcome your feedback on these pages, and, if you have other good practice examples to share, please get in touch.
Comments or suggestions - contact: firstname.lastname@example.org