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THE UNIVERSITY of Leeds has recently unveiled three redesigned tiered traditional lecture theatres making them into collaborative learning spaces. LITE Teaching Enhancement Project leader, Alice Shepherd, feeds back here on what it’s like to teach in them. My colleagues call me ‘the tech geek’.  I can understand why. I have...

DOES CHILDHOOD learning hold the key to helping students grasp difficult concepts? LITE Teaching Enhancement Project leader, Nimesh Mistry, investigates here. From the day we are born we learn about the world around us by interacting with our environment, trying to make sense of it all so that we can...

WATCH HERE the videos of five University of Leeds TEDx speakers as they explore how technological advancements, widening participation and creative enrichment are transforming education as we know it. The Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence sponsored event, ‘The Edge of Tomorrow’, was showcased in the Riley Smith Hall at the...

THE IMPACT of Brexit and the dawn of the Trump administration is already having an effect across higher education. How will this changing tide impact on the universities ability to develop globally flexible and emotionally resilient students? LITE Teaching Enhancement Project leaders, Clair Souter, and, Melissa Schuessler, explore this question here. There...

A STAGGERING total of 90 per cent of the world’s data has been generated in just the past two years. But what does this ‘data revolution’ mean for higher education, students and the way they are taught? LITE Teaching Project Enhancement Leader, Dr Luke Burns, explores here this changing world....

AS A Historian, there’s often nothing better than having physical access to precious sources. In the Special Collections rooms here at Leeds, archivists allow me the privilege to access, hold and read extraordinary texts. These include a whole range of fascinating items from household inventories of the 17th century detailing...

DIGITAL AND distance–learning courses are on the rise in higher education but are our students ready for the challenges that lie ahead? LITE Teaching Enhancement Project Leader, Helen Durham, explores here the changing landscape and some of the future issues and opportunities. What was once viewed as an unconventional route...

  EXPLORING AND questioning the knowledge base required to work within the discipline of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) was the theme of a recent symposium. LITE fellow, Bee Bond, reflects here on the emerging themes from the day, how they connect to her current LITE project, and to the...

DESPITE MORE women entering higher education across the world they are less likely than men to choose an entrepreneurship course. Award-winning enterprise lecturer, Dr Sally Jones, explores what role gender-specific language plays in this. Research increasingly argues that entrepreneurship is seen as masculine: reflecting high-profile entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, Richard...

WHAT DO we as teachers need to know about the language of our discipline in order to communicate its knowledge and expectations? LITE fellow Bee Bond writes here about her project and its focus on making knowledge and language clearer to students. As Internationalization moves further up the strategic agenda,...