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WITH one in five pupils across primary schools in England having English as an additional language (EAL) and a similar ratio in secondary, language skills of teachers have never been more important. LITE Fellows Helen Sadig and Professor Cecile de Cat introduce their project here and explore how language pedagogy...

This issue’s focus on pedagogic research (PedR) takes a look at the recently published article by Anne Tierney exploring the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) within the research excellence framework (REF), within a disciplinary context. LITE Research Officer, Katie Livesey, examines the salient parts here for SEB. This study...

LITE’S new Research Officer Katie Livesey shines a light on her role for the Institute for SEB and talks about what she hopes to achieve. I am delighted to have joined the LITE team as the Research Officer. I have been in the post since early January with my first day...

For each edition of SEB we’ll focus on a different aspect of the Student Education community at the University of Leeds with a Q&A feature. This month we shine a light on Dan Trowsdale, a Fellow at the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE).   Tell us a bit about...

GRADUATES in the UK face a crowded job market with both employers and students recognising that a good degree alone may not be enough to stand out from the crowd.  So given the potential benefits of a Year in Industry, why don’t more students opt for placement modules? LITE Teaching Enhancement Project leaders,...

IT’s been two years since three new Collaborative lecture theatres were designed, built and launched at the University of Leeds. LITE Teaching Enhancement Project leader, Alice Shepherd, talks here about her experience following two sets of evaluation from both students and teaching and support staff in an eight minute video....

WITH most employers now recognising that many of the jobs on offer today will have vanished in the next 10 years, are our universities doing enough to meet the education challenges of the future? LITE Teaching Enhancement Project Co-Leader, Caroline Campbell, writes here about how her project shines a light...

AS universities across the world race to modernise their learning spaces to better meet the educational challenges of the 21st century, is the humble lecture theatre’s true value being overlooked? Professor Norma Martin Clement delves into the history books to shine a light on this evolving debate. There are regular opinion pieces...

THE effectiveness of assessment across higher education and the sector as a whole is at the centre of much debate. University of Leeds second year Chemistry undergraduate, Olivia Seago, was part of a student-led team who carried out a snapshot review of assessment across UK and international higher education. She...

MASSIVE open online courses or MOOCS are increasingly being used as a flexible alternative to face-to-face teaching. As part of her project LITE Teaching Enhancement Project Leader, Dr Natasha McKeever, has designed a MOOC to teach students the basic principles and ideas behind research ethics. Here Dr McKeever presents her top...