Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Curriculum development

Links to Principal's Teaching Award Scheme project abstracts and reports on the theme of curriculum development.

Preparing Medical Students for Self-Directed Learning in Statistics

Monitoring, reflecting on and disseminating teacher & student experiences with e-learning in biology

Teaching ethnographies: qualitative method training and the reflexive ethnography of teaching and learning

Getting away from the recipe: Problem-based learning in the chemistry laboratory

University undergraduate academic skills acquisition prior to arriving at University

Building a collaborative community of learners in year 1 Physics

Conversations and disclosure analysis online

Content analysis of online discussion contributions on the eLLM

Working together - a multi-method study into students’ experience of group-based learning in the Business School

Development of an interactive case study tool integrated into WebCT

Developing and evaluating the use of a ‘virtual family’ in the training of health professionals

Self Assessment and feedback in complex clinical skills

Enhancing student critical reading of texts through the use of blogs

Materials education for engineers: a transformation

Work skills development in the Innovative Learning Week: The HPC cluster competition

Embedding autonomous learning in the LLB curriculum

Film studies and film in the public space "Thinking Cinema"

Learning through experimenting: introducing problem-solving into the chemistry laboratory

Validation and evaluation of a virtual slaughterhouse simulator for training and educating veterinary students

People are experts: co-production of teaching and learning with marginalised people

Defining the non-technical skills required by newly qualified doctors in managing acutely unwell patients

Orchestrating the student experience with social media tools

Introducing psychology via public engagement

German in the workplace: boosting employability and language skills

Ways of thinking and practising in Chinese and Japanese studies

Engineering education for a sustainable society

A longitudinal study investigating student perspectives on generic research methods courses

Development and evaluation of Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) in the veterinary curriculum: platform for a new undergraduate Certificate in Veterinary Medical Education

Guiding, monitoring and enhancing autonomous postgraduate learning abroad with virtual learning environments

Digital detectives

Where art meets science: development and evaluation of innovative 3-D models for undergraduate education

Investigating innovative environmental analysis teaching methods for undergraduates

Transitions between academic cultures: developing culture specific understandings of critical reading among higher degree students

Evaluating the long-lasting benefits of integrated assessment and feedback practices on academic skills and performance of undergraduate SBMS students

Innovations in (online) reflexive practice: linking theory with technique within the virtual learning environment

Musical improvisation in Higher Education: Values, methods and assessment

From periphery to core: personal tutoring in transition

Students as partners: Co-development of a flipped classroom strategy for the BVM&S curriculum

The role of tactical decision games (TDGs) as a novel method of teaching non-technical skills (NTS) to final year medical students

A curly arrows app for Chemistry?

Third space: evaluating a pilot

On-line training of Clinical Psychology post-graduates in good clinical practice research principles

A qualitative exploration of the effectiveness of interdisciplinary simulated learning in the acquisition of clinical skills and students decision making

Diversity Reading List

Approaches to teaching human empathy

Trading simulation platforms in finance education

Using gesture recognition system for hand hygiene training

Evaluating professional internships for PhD Students

Ways of thinking and practising in IMES

Understanding the learning experience from voluntary work

Physical activity in medical education: a flipped classroom approach

The Law School history wall project

Learning about the limitations of medicine - exploring barriers to effective learning

Development and evaluation of a contextualised intervention to embed resilience training into the core veterinary curriculum   

Theory on stage

Implementing lessons learned on embedded study skills provision for first year undergraduate students of Politics & International Relations   

Creating opportunities for students through the development of an anatomy bodypainting workbook   

Pre-laboratory peer assessed skills in inorganic chemistry and PRELAB-e (Pre-laboratory e-resources to enable student preparation of practical work)   

Developing Context-Based Physical Chemistry Laboratory Investigations

Helping students to write readable code - a peer approach using ACJ

Exploring the attitudes and learning needs of student nurses in relation to care home nursing

Teaching for critical thinking in business: developing the active teacher to support student critical thinking

A curriculum for climate justice: a collaborative investigation of the challenges and opportunities for climate change education through a social justice lens

Coding club - a peer-to-peer learning environment to surmount statistics anxiety and code fear 

Developing research methods, data analysis and statistics course (RMDAS): engaging students in curriculum development

Edinburgh Arabic Learning Evaluation Project (EALEP)

R.L. Stevenson's 'The Bottle Imp': a graphic adaption

Developing a framework for research-led virtual field trips: Physical and social issues of the natural hazards of Ecuador

Vets at "Play"

Developing business together: student perspectives on a key employability mismatch in veterinary education

Embedding a culture of career learning in the GeoSciences

Students - staff partnership in Biomedical Sciences 2: Development of digital educational resources for year 2 undergraduate students

Embedding employability in the course approval process

Design-thinking frameworks for future-directing bio-innovation

Developing a disability studies module in the School of Health in Social Science.

Mentoring for success: Co-producing a meaningful workplace mentoring scheme with students and employers

Assessment Literacy for Graduate Attribute Enhancement (ALGAE) in Biomedical Sciences