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Our approach to innovation in teaching and learning

These pages explain how we implement innovation in teaching and are intended as a professional resource. Students should follow the link below for information about studying at York.

Information for students

Our Studying at York pages provide information for all current students including student handbooks, information about timetables, assessment and progress, details of programme specifications and elective modules, and advice on managing your studies.

What innovation in teaching and learning means

Across the University, our teaching and learning inspires student engagement and progression, and our staff benefit from engaging and challenging professional development opportunities:

  • We draw on global evidence on pedagogic best practice
  • We share innovations across the university
  • We put students at the centre of our teaching and learning practice
  • We provide staff development pathways that enable colleagues to drive good practice in their own departments

Principles for innovation

How we embed innovation into our teaching and learning across all subject areas.

Case studies in innovation

Examples of innovation in teaching and learning, and the impact that they've had.

Supporting innovation

Professional development tailored for York academics.

York is Gold

In 2023, we achieved our second consecutive Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award. 

The award is decided by an independent panel of experts, focusing on areas that students care about the most: teaching, learning and achieving positive outcomes from their studies.

Find out why York is Gold

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