Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Teaching roles & assessment

Information on: tutoring & demonstrating; assessment & feedback; digital education; Cohort Leads; course & programme design; mainstreaming learning adjustments; reviewing your teaching; and more.

Tutors & demonstrators

Workshops, resources and information for tutors and demonstrators, and staff who support them.

Student assessment & feedback

Information and guidance to help academics consider and develop their approaches to student assessment and feedback.

Student engagement

IAD are supporting a range of initiatives designed to support student engagement.

Supporting student group work

Advice and further resources for teaching staff, to help you plan effective student group work.

Digital education

Information for staff involved with digital education. Online learning community and events.

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)

Practical guidance and resources to support the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Course & programme design

Resources and advice on designing programmes, courses and curricula.

Cohort leads

Defining the Cohort Lead role at Edinburgh, plus advice and resources for Cohort Leads.

Accessible and Inclusive Learning

Guidance to support the University's Accessible and Inclusive Learning policy.

Mentoring & giving guidance

Giving study guidance to students.

Feedback on your teaching

Approaches to gathering feedback on your own teaching. Includes a Peer Observation of Teaching guide with forms.

The Experience of Learning

‘The Experience of Learning: Implications for teaching and studying in higher education’ presents results of research from studies into the way students learn in higher education. The Experience of Learning was first published in 1984 and interest in its content remains buoyant; it continues to be regularly cited by researchers, teachers and others concerned with the pedagogy of higher education.