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Dr Sam Elkington

Dr Sam Elkington is a Principal Lecturer in Learning and Teaching Excellence at Teesside University where he is responsible for leading institution-wide strategic pedagogic change and innovation. Through an ethos of partnership Sam has pioneered innovative approaches and resources for realising transformational change in university assessment and flexible learning.
Teesside University
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Professor of Learning and Teaching at Teesside University

Sam is Professor of Learning and Teaching at Teesside University where he leads on the University’s learning and teaching enhancement portfolio. Sam is a PFHEA and National Teaching Fellow (NTF, 2021). He has worked in Higher Education for over 15 years and has extensive experience working across teaching, research and academic leadership and policy domains. Most recently Sam worked for Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy) where he was national lead for Assessment and Feedback and Flexible Learning in Higher Education.

Sam’s most recent book (with Professor Alastair Irons) explores contemporary themes in formative assessment and feedback in higher education: Irons and Elkington (2021). Enhancing learning through formative assessment and feedback. London: Routledge.