In the busy world of Higher Education where the academic is constantly juggling teaching, administrative and research requirements, it is all too easy to allow the development of good teaching practice to take a lower position on the list of pressing priorities. Through what would at first seem to be two unrelated initiatives, we will discuss a practical approach to the development of good teaching practice in an engineering school. One of the key features of the two initiatives is that they were self-organising - a programme review and the setting up of a teaching and learning support group. Neither is weighed down by university process, and the enthusiasm of those involved is helping to drive the initiatives forward. Although it is early days, the issues being discussed are proving both topical and essential. By reviewing the pedagogical foundation and looking for opportunities to build on it, the aim is that the continuous improvement of teaching practice will become part of the school culture.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education 2006, EE 2006|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2006|
|Event||International Conference on Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education 2006, EE 2006 - Liverpool, United Kingdom|
Duration: 24 Jul 2006 → 26 Jul 2006
|Conference||International Conference on Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education 2006, EE 2006|
|Period||24/07/06 → 26/07/06|