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Learning and teaching is a complex area of higher education, influenced by many factors. This Theme focuses on how providers support the provision of high-quality learning opportunities for all students, guiding them in developing effective learning and teaching activities and environments.

UK Quality Code, Advice and Guidance: Learning and Teaching

Publication date: 29 Nov 2018

Expectations and Practices for Learning and Teaching

Guiding Principles

  1. Effective learning and teaching is underpinned by a shared understanding of the provider’s learning and teaching strategy.
  2. Effective learning and teaching is underpinned by a focus on student achievement and outcomes.
  3. Effective learning and teaching provides students with an equivalent high-quality learning experience irrespective of where, how or by whom it is delivered.
  4. Effective learning and teaching is informed through reflective practice and providers enable staff to engage in relevant, timely and appropriate professional development that supports students’ learning and high-quality teaching.
  5. Effective learning and teaching is underpinned by routine evaluation of provision to manage and enhance their learning and teaching activities, including achievement of qualification and award outcomes.
  6. Effective learning and teaching activities, facilities and resources make the learning environment accessible, relevant and engaging to all students.
  7. Effective learning and teaching ensures that information about, and support for, learning and teaching is clear and accessible to all students and stakeholders.
  8. Effective learning and teaching encourages and enables students to take an active role in their studies.
  9. Providers encourage and enable students to evaluate and manage their own learning development, supported by opportunities for ongoing dialogue with staff.