The Centre for Learning and Teaching works with colleagues across the university and its partner colleges to improve the student learning experience.  We offer informal consultancy to individuals and course teams, professional development through courses, seminars and online resources, and run a variety of events and conferences such as the annual  Learning & Teaching Conference.  We also undertake educational research projects, some externally funded, others internally commissioned by the University, and contribute to the development of institutional and national policy.

In collaboration with Information Services the Centre for Learning and Teaching has developed the Digital Literacies Framework which will support the university's digital transformation.

You can find more information about each of these areas of activity through the links or by using the search box. Please contact the CLT office (details at bottom of each page) if you would like to discuss any aspect of your teaching.


What's on


Developing your academic writing and publishing career – Gina Wisker

Wednesday 27 January 2016

2.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Room 114, Mayfield House, Falmer

This workshop aims to support you in starting, developing, maintaining and enhancing your academic writing and publishing career. We will be looking at ways to write and publish from your Masters PhD and other research, your professional practice, teaching and your conference papers. Considering:

·         The politics and practices of writing for academic publication-what and where to publish

·         Managing your writing energies- your writing strengths, breaking blocks

·         Planning and taking control of your academic writing career in the longer term

Taking the first steps in publishing your work might seem like a bit of a mystery, understood by others, and continuing to write and publish successfully throughout your career after your first publishing success something difficult to plan and maintain alongside everything else you do.  We will share research evidence based findings and  our own and others’ experience in identifying what are good first steps and longer term management and planning  behaviours and actions to support and enable you in developing a sustained academic writing  and publishing career.

The workshop is informed by my research and practice, and  17 years as chief  editor of Innovations in Education and Teaching International, hundreds of articles and book chapters and  23 books including Getting Published (Palgrave Macmillan 20 15),The Good Supervisor (2012,2005) and The Postgraduate Research Handbook(2001,2008).

If you would like to register to attend one or more of the writing workshops please click here



Blended Learning: Curriculum Development - using mobile technologies in lectures

Wednesday 27 January 2016 (12.30 – 1.30 pm)

Room G2, Mithras House, Moulsecoomb

The session gives an overview of the effective use of mobile technologies for student learning in lectures. You will have the opportunity to discuss how you may use them in your teaching.

Blended Learning: Curriculum Development - using social media to encourage learning

Wednesday 3 February 2016 (12.30 – 1.30 pm)

Room G2, Mithras House, Moulsecoomb

This session looks at the pedagogy behind using social media in teaching, and we will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of various social media for engaging students in learning. During the session you will plan a learning activity using social media based on sound pedagogic principles. 

Blended Learning: Curriculum Development - integrating students as researchers into teaching

Tuesday 23  February 2016 (1.00 – 2.00 pm)

Room 311, Watts Building, Moulsecoomb

This session looks at developing students as researchers by considering how Healey’s ‘Student as Scholar’ model can be extended into the digital age. During the session you will explore issues such as digital identity and co-creation of content and consider how to apply them in your own teaching.

Please click here to register for one or more of the above sessions.


Link to Digital Literacy pages

Course Leaders’ Workshops 2015/16

The Course Leaders’ course is a programme of workshops designed to support you in your role as a Course Leader, focusing on the areas of: enrolment and induction; student engagement; curriculum design and development; assessment and feedback; procedures; evaluation and academic health.   The focus of the workshops will be on providing and sharing practical advice and information and developing a network of support. Online resources and a Course Leaders’ forum on studentfolio will be used to support the workshops.

The workshops run as a series, on the following dates:

Workshop 2:

Wednesday 17 February 2016

9.30 am - 4.00 pm

Room 115 Mayfield House, Falmer

Workshop 3:

Wednesday 27 April 2016

1.00 pm - 4.30pm

Room 115 Mayfield House, Falmer

Workshop 4:

Wednesday 25 May 2016

9.30 am - 4.00 pm

Room 115 Mayfield House, Falmer

The workshops can also be taken as a credit bearing module (assessment tasks will need to be completed to gain credits) as part of the MA Education (HE) programme. 

Please click here if you would like to register, spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Please use the link below to find out more about a recent project involving CLT staff:

Fanghanel,J; Pritchard,J, Potts, J ,Wisker, G (2015) Defining and supporting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): A sector wide study -


2015 Learning and Teaching Conference: Video links to our keynote speakers presentations are now available - please click on the image above to access the conference page for these.

Below: Delegates at the 2015 Conference - networking, posters and stands in the Checkland Foyer