During 2012-13 Learning and Teaching Committee undertook the development of a new Learning and Teaching Strategy for the institution. The development of the strategy was supported through the Changing the Learning Landscape programme run by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, the Higher Education Academy, the NUS and JISC.
The Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy was developed through a ‘whole University Conversation’ about Teaching and Learning, which took place in April 2013. The academic staff worked in small groups to record their thoughts on L&T at Liverpool Hope through the use of collaborative writing. The Senate Learning and Teaching Committee worked with the material generated by this process to develop this strategy. The final stage of development before the strategy progressed through the Committee system was a consultation with students.
The results of the University conversation was an agreement that Learning, Teaching and Assessment at Hope are underpinned by a set of ten principles, which define the overarching strategic direction of Learning and Teaching and the enhancement of student experience across the institution. Thus, the ten principles provide the ‘vision’ for Learning and Teaching at Hope. These principles are fundamental to the work of the University and their integration into, and the consequent enhancement of the student experience, are evidence through a range of local initiatives as well as the effective operation of a range of University level plans and policies.
Liverpool Hope is committed to enhancing the Learning & Teaching practice. We as a community are fully aware that in order to take full ownership of the learning process we must match our students’ drive to learn with a strong desire to provide world class teaching. The Communities of Practice (CoPs) were formed following a University wide conversation on how best to promote and develop the Learning and Teaching strategy, these Communities were formed to discuss the following areas: Assessment, Educational Technology, Student Experience, Classroom Practice, Learning Outside the Classroom, and Curriculum.
For more information, please read the Liverpool Hope Network of Communities of Practice overview document.