Views on how material is most effectively learned may vary between (and within) disciplines and may also be dependent upon the nature of the learning that is intended; however, staff should be aware of credible theories of learning and should develop their own understanding based upon these theories, their own experience and that of their colleagues.
Staff should also understand the level at which to pitch their teaching and assessment and the level of typical student learning that can be expected.
Further, they should have an understanding of the structure and purpose of the curriculum as a whole so that they are clear on what it is safe to assume a student will know based on previous learning in other modules and from earlier in the programme, and what students will need to know to engage with future learning.
From 2015/16, programmes at York will be aligned to the The York Pedagogy, and it is expected that staff will be alert to its underlying principles of student work and learning.
Related policy and guidance
- Academic Support Office