Learning and Teaching
Our expanding student group offers a vibrant peer group with whom to work. Our teaching and career long professional learning (CLPL) courses can also serve as ‘evidence’ to inform our research, and your learning.
We like to walk the walk here at ILETS.
Our academic staff, associate members and graduate teaching assistants teach across a variety of courses and degree programmes, both within The University of Glasgow and within our partner institutions.
We adopt an evidenced based approach to teaching and we promote student-centred approaches to learning. Interaction between peers and between students and staff is a core component in our work, where we motivate our students to realise their full potential and encourage an ethos of debate and communication.
We offer advice and guidance to help you continue to enhance your students’ learning experience from pre-school through to higher education. We do this within the context of delivery of the University’s Learning & Teaching Strategy, which is underpinned by our innovative teaching pedagogy.
We can help you through:
- one-to-one support
- workshops, courses and CLPL opportunities
- sharing good practice through events, networking, forums and good practice discussions
- development projects, at institutional and Government levels
- collating and sharing resources such as open educational resources and learning technologies
Initial Teacher Education
ILETS is part of The School of Education, which is ranked 2nd in Scotland and in the top 15 in the UK for the volume of world-leading and internationally excellent research in education. These roots include the heritage of Scottish teacher education, of adult and lifelong learning and of renowned centres for research into educational policy and practice such as the Scottish Centre for Research in Education (SCRE).
In keeping with the identity and ambition of a major international and research-led University, the School of Education has maintained and renewed these indigenous traditions by developing a wealth of fresh opportunities for those who wish to study with scholars of international reputation across a diverse spectrum of educational thought and practice.
Sharing Innovative Practice
We are always seeking examples of innovative practice. Some of our activities include:
- running events, seminars and conferences
- holding webinars and participation in international online forums
- creating networking opportunities and developing partnerships
You are welcome to participate in these activities. If you are keen to work with us to share your practice, we would like to hear from you.
Interdisciplinary Learning, Technologies and Society
Interdisciplinary learning with technologies is a central interest of ILETS and provides a strong dimension to the scholarship opportunities available to members. The scope of the Group includes higher education and schools; our vision is international and inclusive. There are opportunities to link curriculum, research, and CPD expertise, and participate in new open access e-Journal work focused on the intellectual and practitioner interests of group members as these evolve.
If you’d like to join us or engage in our exciting work, please do get in touch.