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What does good teaching look like?

Analysis of Teaching Awards nomination data reveals what good teaching looks like to our students.

Teaching Awards report

Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) has undertaken extensive research analysing nearly 3,000 Teaching Awards nomination comments received from students.

They analysed qualitative data from the 2014-15 Teaching Awards, which provided EUSA with a wealth of information about student perceptions of teaching excellence throughout their educational experience.

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The report was launched on 1 Dec to staff and students. You can view the report online, or download a PDF version, here

It covers four key themes of student perceptions of teaching excellence:

1) Concerted, visible effort

2) Charisma, personality and engaging teaching

3) Breaking down student-teacher barriers and fostering student engagement

4) Consistency, predictability and stability of support.

The report also provides practical examples of best practices in teaching and offers recommendations to improve teaching quality.

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Teaching Awards data report