Moving from learning developers to learning development practitioners
AuthorsBriggs, Steven G.
AffiliationUniversity of Bedfordshire
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AbstractFifteen years ago the term ‘learning development’ was not well known within the UK higher education sector (Hilsdon, 2018). Although there remains no universal learning development definition, the term has grown in popularity and become synonymous with “look[ing] at the whole higher education learning experience from students' perspectives” (Hilsdon, 2009). Typically, such work focuses on the development of academic literacies / skills (such as writing, maths, study skills, information literacy, good academic practice and ICT) and/or transitions through university. Through adopting a learning development lens, a teacher will endeavour to provide blended, developmental and student‐centred learning opportunities (either through the curriculum, co‐curriculum or extra‐curriculum) that are contextually relevant and timely (as opposed to remedial and bolted‐on). As such, learning development relates to teaching practices per se which means that many teaching and learning professionals (such as Academic Skills Tutors, Subject Lecturers, Librarians, Learning Technologists Educational Developers and EAL/ESoL teachers) will share some affinity with learning development.
CitationBriggs, S. (2018) 'Moving from learning developers to learning development practitioners', Journal of pedagogic development 8 (3)
PublisherUniversity of Bedfordshire
JournalJournal of pedagogic development
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