Teaching Matters

Teaching Matters blog

The Teaching Matters blog provides academic staff and students with a place to comment on and share content.

Teaching Matters provides an engaging space for debate about learning and teaching; for sharing ideas and approaches to teaching; and for showcasing our successes, including academic colleagues who are leading the way in delivering brilliant teaching. Established in January 2016, the blog has built up a community of interest, support and practice around teaching and learning at the University. Our readership is increasingly vibrant and international, inspiring innovative practice not only within the University, but also at a global level.

About the blog

By their very nature, the blog posts are short (500-850 words) and informal in tone, with the aim of being accessible to a large audience.

Teaching Matters’ core blog posts are published every Tuesday and Thursday. These posts are part of two parallel 2-month themes we run concurrently: a ‘Hot Topic’ theme and a ‘Teaching and Learning Enhancement’ theme.

There are also: Spotlight On... series features; a student illustrator project; and regular podcasts.

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If you are interested in contributing, or have suggestions for possible hot topic series or future learning and teaching themed topics, please do get in touch at teachingmatters@ed.ac.uk

The team are keen to feature posts co/authored by students. There is blog writing and video support/training available for students interested in blogging for Teaching Matters.