The breadth of assessment

 Following the recent publication of the Teaching and Learning Centre’s Assessment Toolkit, Dr Erik Blair considers the ongoing nature of learning and assessment.

There are three parts to gaining a UK motorcycle licence. In the first stage you must get a provisional licence and complete a compulsory basic training (CBT) certificate to ride on public roads. After this you can ride, […]


Feedback and the art of conversation

In this final post in our mini-series inspired by the Assessment and Feedback Statements produced by LSE departments last year, Dr Colleen McKenna focuses on feedback practices across the School and considers ways in which students are taking part in the feedback process – either through conversation with academics or as providers of feedback for peers or themselves

Increasingly, the literature […]


Resource of the week: feedback, feed in, feed forward

To open the ‘feedback practices’ theme of this final week in our mini-series on assessment and feedback, today’s resources both address approaches to giving feedback. The HEA Feedback Toolkit considers feedback from different disciplines, genres and perspectives – including those of students – as well as activities, illustrations and case studies on practice from across the sector. Topics addressed include feedback on written work, presentations, posters, […]


How popular culture and self-reflection can rekindle disciplinary passion

Claudine Provencher, Senior Academic Developer in LSE’s Teaching and Learning Centre, reports on how one academic encourages film viewing, and another self-assessment, to keep students engaged with their learning during term breaks

As mentioned in Monday’s Resource of the week post, the end of term is a good time to incorporate teaching activities that encourage students to reflect on their […]


Developing the case for ‘educational contribution’ at LSE

Dr Neil McLean, Director of LSE’s Teaching and Learning Centre, shares advice on how best to develop and write the teaching commentary that supports the case for educational contribution at the School.

The promotions process within LSE’s New Academic Career structure involves the Promotions Committee evaluating three aspects of candidates’ work: research records, educational contribution and institutional citizenship. In June 2015, a […]


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