Welcome to the Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement
Valuing teaching; cherishing learning; discerningly digital
The Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement (DLTE) aims to inspire and support the development of learning and teaching practices across Edinburgh Napier with the intention of enhancing the student learning experience.
Details of our current events can be found on LibCal.
We are a diverse team with expertise in teaching, scholarship, quality assurance, and enhancement and pedagogic research.
We work in the University in collaboration with academic colleagues, programme teams, students and professional services.
[School Heads of Learning and Teaching (HoLTs), School Academic Leads (SALs) for Quality & Curriculum Development, Programme Leadership, Peer Review and Suppport for Teaching (under review), Personal Development Tutors Toolkit, "Far From Home: an Empathy Expedition" boardgame around international student experience.]
We are networked with colleagues in Scotland, the UK and internationally.
[QAA Scotland, SCQF, SHED, SEDA, Advance HE]
We seek to model good practice, supportively creating space for staff to reflect on and develop their pedagogic knowledge and skill base to create curricula which maximise student engagement and learning.
[Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Supporting Learning in Higher Education, MSc in Blended and Online Education, ENroute, Students as Colleagues, Learning & Teaching ENssentials Quick Guides]
We encourage critical thinking, exploratory practices and creative approaches to learning and teaching, thoughtful uses of technology, providing options to academic colleagues and students in learning, teaching and assessment.
[DLTE Events, Learning and Teaching Staff Conference, Quality Framework, Assessment Handbook, Programme Design Guidelines]
We support the creation of cross-University networks focused on collaborative projects and joint publications and the sharing of practice, playful and experimental approaches to learning and teaching.
[Teaching Fellows Grant Scheme]
We are scholarly in our mission, with particular interest in:
- the application of scholarship in the support of high-quality learning and teaching
- the study, support and promotion of partnerships with students in learning
- the appropriate use of technology to complement and deepen learning.
We are committed to enabling staff and students to thrive and succeed in our University and in the future.
[National Teaching Fellowship Scheme, Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence]
Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement