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Educational Development enhances pedagogic practice across the University.
We provide this through:
  • Accredited teaching development opportunities for new and established teaching staff 
  • Teaching development activities for PhD students and associate lecturers. 
  • Support, advice and guidance to encourage best practice in teaching, learning and assessment

Teaching and Learning Showcase 2023

This years Teaching and Learning Showcase shone a light on innovative teaching and learning across the University through interactive parallel workshops, demonstration stands, networking opportunities and a chance to tour some of our imaginative and unique teaching spaces. 
Watch the welcome talk from Professor John Curnow, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education and Student Experience.
You can also find out more about the demonstrations and tours provided, or view and download the workshop presentations below. 

Stands and demonstrations

At the teaching and learning showcase we had multiple stands and demonstrations showcasing areas including virtual reality, educational technology, faculty initiatives and professional service support. Alongside internally run stands, there were representatives from external organisations, such as PebblePad and LinkedIn Learning.
Stands and demonstrations that were available on the day: 
  • Lenovo (VR and Lego)
  • ‘Whack a molar’
  • Dental immersive reality for healthcare teams
  • Simulated patient assessment via VR technology
  • Simulated practice placements in undergraduate nurse education
  • PebblePad
  • Digital Education (Moodle 4 + Mentimeter + Digital skills)
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Student Voice: Module and Programme Evaluation
  • Unitu – the student voice platform
  • ESE Strategy
  • LearnSci – simulation software
  • Information literacy at the University of Plymouth: And action...
  • Careers and Employability/Student Services
  • Changing the culture of student nurses and midwives learning experiences
  • Digital design studio
  • Coxside marine station
  • School of Biological and Marine Sciences expeditions
  • Challenges of teaching programming languages to large numbers of international students
  • Developing student projects in mathematical sciences with employers
  • Fresh Air World
  • The Arts Institute: showcasing initiatives in collaboration with colleagues in FoAHB
  • Making a place with children

Tours of innovative spaces

On the day we also hosted guided tours of some of our innovative teaching and learning spaces including:
There was also the option to attend a virtual tour of some of the offsite/newly built spaces: