Our Learning and Teaching strategy sets out our commitment to:
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Our Block and Blend design puts our students at the heart of a compassionate and empowering academic experience. Many of our courses use a model of 4 plus 1 where the module content is learned through four weeks of teaching, while a fifth week is used for any final assessment, and preparation for the next block.
Where courses include theory and practice, a double block model may be used where module content is learned over 8 weeks, with final weeks used for assessment and preparation for the next block
Myth busting and principles
When designing or redesigning courses for block and blend, it is helpful to keep these principles in mind:
Our section Design Process provides more information on designing for block and the structuring of activities.
Our principles for delivery make clear the ways in which learning and teaching will be delivered for our students.
Our approach to learning and teaching is progressive, through which we support our students to develop confidence and ability in relation to a range of skills, behaviours and knowledge as appropriate for their course. This also relates to the Graduate Attributes and underpinning skills we support all of our students to achieve.
Understanding how confident a student is feeling, and what might help them to develop further will often take place during Personal Academic Coaching.