Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Learning communities

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

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

University undergraduate academic skills acquisition prior to arriving at University

Building a collaborative community of learners in year 1 Physics

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

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

Student-Led Workshops for Innovative Learning Week

Self Assessment and feedback in complex clinical skills

Understanding the influence of gender on academic achievement in physics

New geographies of learning: distance education and being ‘at’ Edinburgh

Enhancing student critical reading of texts through the use of blogs

Developing an interdisciplinary collaboration model for biology undergraduate student-led projects

Materials education for engineers: a transformation

The disciplinary effect on early career teachers

Trading simulation platforms in finance education

What does good teaching look like to students?

Peer assessing laboratory skills

Understanding the learning experience from voluntary work

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

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

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

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

Critical skills in politics and international relations

Introducing psychology via public engagement

German in the workplace: boosting employability and language skills

Engineering education for a sustainable society

Physics AiMS: an alumni mentoring scheme for Physics and Astronomy students

Extending an audio-feedback tool into new contexts: student and staff experiences

Websites and the creation of community: flexible learning for second year English Literature students

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

Exploring online distance learning: interdisciplinary collaboration and student experiences in international development studies

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

Humanising an asynchronous online course - could Jelly Babies be the answer?

Social Media: enhancing teaching & building community?

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

Growing and Sustaining an Online Community: Flexible learning, Experience and Teaching for English Literature Students and Beyond

From periphery to core: personal tutoring in transition

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

Managing your digital footprint (research strand)

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

An open-source early warning system and workshop for students at risk of failing

Third space: evaluating a pilot

Developing doctoral students as (collaborative) writers

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

The English Bonus? Assessing the impact of non-credit English and academic writing

Telling it like it is! Nursing students exchanging knowledge and experience through stories

"What are you going to do with that?"  The HCA Degree and Employability

Experiential learning in communities: developing and testing a framework for evaluation

'From the door of our tent' :  an online journal of creative and contemporary ethnographic work composed and curated by undergraduate students of the University of Edinburgh

Asking the right question

Playful Learning - evaluation and development of OER Board Game Jams

How do our teachers prepare their students to face wicked problems?

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

Broadening Physics Student Experience and Learning Through a High School Mentoring Programme

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

Supporting Transition to the Workplace through Entrustable Profession Activities: Student and Tutor Perspectives

Using Media Hopper to enhance peer-teaching and develop Professional Judgement and Decision Making Expertise in Student Physical Education Teachers

Are teaching resources and lecture recordings equally useful to domestic and international students?

LLC Knowledge exchange Wiki

Archaeology at the Centre for Open learning (COL): developing an accessible and inclusive pedagogical approach to fieldwork

"More engagement means more good memories": do international students participate less in class discussion in the first semester of their Masters programmes than during their pre-sessional English for Academic English course, and if so, why?

Becoming agents of change: an examination of teachers' perceptions of how the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PgCAP) develops their agency as teachers

Developing a pre-entry online Chemistry course for offer holders with widening participation backgrounds.

Evaluation of the innovative, interdisciplinary, experiential learning opportunities EPSRC Our Health offers for undergraduate, postgraduate and articulating students

Promoting support to succeed and progress, by evaluating student experiences that nurture an environment of inclusivity

Personal Values in Postgraduate University Student Engagement: a Creative Participatory Action Research Project