programme design

Game-based teaching and learning

Following on from his earlier post on gamification and student engagement, the Teaching and Learning Centre’s Mark Baltovic talks briefly about some of the interesting results emerging about video games and student development.

In my Summer Term blog post, I discussed the potential for education from gamification – the application of elements of game design and mechanics to non-game contexts. The […]

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    Diversifying the Curriculum – recent developments and current projects at LSE

Diversifying the Curriculum – recent developments and current projects at LSE

In this post, Dr Colleen McKenna from the Teaching and Learning Centre reflects on recent conversations about diversifying aspects of the curriculum across the School.
These are outsiders, always. These stars—
these iron inklings of an Irish January,
whose light happened
thousands of years before
our pain did; they are, they have always been
outside history… (Eavan Boland ‘Outside History’ ll. 1-6)
A recurring motif in […]


Course design and the LSE Teaching and Learning Centre

In today’s post Dr Claire Gordon, Head of the Teaching and Learning Centre, discusses how course design can impact student learning.

Working with academic colleagues across the School on the design of new courses and programmes or the revision of existing courses and programmes is one of the main areas of our work in the LSE Teaching and Learning Centre. […]


Embedding skills development in departments

LSE academic developer Dr Ellis Saxey reports on the ways in which LSE departments are encouraging the development of students’ academic skills, with a particular focus on International History’s new Thinking Like a Historian course

Several LSE departments have created specific projects to develop first year students’ academic skills. During this vital transitional year, academic skills are key to students’ […]


Resource of the week: TLC assessment toolkit

This week’s resource opens the theme of week 2 in our mini-series inspired by LSE departments’ Assessment and Feedback Statements – assessment diversity. The new Assessment Toolkit, prepared by Claire Gordon and Colleen McKenna of LSE’s Teaching and Learning Centre and long-time collaborator Jane Hughes for the University of London International Programmes, is designed as a guide to course and programme designers engaged […]


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