DAVIES, C., 2008. Learning and teaching in laboratories. Loughborough: Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre, Loughborough University.
This resource considers the practical challenges of designing laboratory learning within a modern engineering curriculum. It provides ideas and practical guidance for both staff new to teaching and for experienced staff who wish to rethink or reinvigorate their approach. The resource is structured around a model of course design: •Aims and learning outcomes •Design for learning •Delivery •Assessment •Evaluation Learning goals and models of pedagogy are looked at in terms of underpinning the design of practical work (at both programme and module levels) that is effective in promoting student learning. Good practice in laboratory teaching, assessment, alternative approaches and ways of ensuring that delivery is accessible to disabled students are considered. The use of learning technologies to support delivery and assessment is also explored.
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