Frequently Asked Questions
- How can you establish and reclaim control in class?
- How do you design your teaching with engagement in mind?
- How do you welcome students onto your course and modules?
- How do you develop student expectations for learning at university-level?
- How do you make connections between modules in your course?
- How do you support course transition in support of student retention, progression and success?
- Keep learning outcomes in mind – understand how learning, teaching and assessment work together to develop engagement through learning design rather than being assessment-driven.
- Adopt the 7 Principles of Undergraduate Teaching.
- Make learning meaningful – seek to form connections between theoretical knowledge and how it is applied at every opportunity.
- Be inspirational – the inspirational teacher understands how learning is experienced personally and socially.
- Stretch your students – create educational experiences for students that are challenging, enriching and extend
their academic abilities Students engage when they are set high expectations and are faced with meaningful and realistic challenges.
- Enhance students’ self-belief and motivation.
- Develop student expectations to work independently and by co-operating with their peers.
- Create learning that is active, collaborative and fosters learning relationships – icebreakers signal how you mean to go on.
- Enable students to develop their social and cultural capital.
What teachers at Sheffield Hallam University recommend
Academics shared their thoughts on how to engage learners in a series of workshops. This record is full of useful suggestions based on what they do. They are structured according to the principles used in this site.