Teaching and learning is under the spotlight like never before with subject level TEF, debate over value for money and the impact of AI on learning. Innovative and impactful leadership in this space is critical and is exactly what LTLT delivers.
Leading transformation and innovation
Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching (LTLT) enables participants to enhance the skills, approaches and insights needed to lead course and programme teams through processes of transformation and innovation.
During the programme participants can:
- share experiences of academic leadership in the specific context of learning and teaching;
- consider the nature and forms of pedagogical transformation and innovation, and what makes it work;
- understand what makes for success in collaborative change processes;
- explore ways of motivating and inspiring academic colleagues;
- learn from current good practice in engaging students in curriculum development;
- carry out a 'transformation pilot initiative' in their own institutional setting, with support from other participants on the programme.
I learned a very great deal about investment by stakeholders, partnership with students, and the crucial importance of negotiation in relation to the curriculum, besides much else. This is the most exciting, and exacting, leadership course I have ever undertaken."
LTLT programme participant James Kelly, Senior Tutor at Queen’s College, Cambridge.
Who is Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching for?
The programme is aimed at those with an interest in innovative curriculum design and the transformation of teaching and learning within their institutions, faculties and departments.
This programme has been developed for Course Directors, Programme Leaders, Assistant Heads of Department, Taught Course Directors, Departmental Directors of Teaching, and Associate Deans Learning and Teaching.
The programme will be of interest to leaders of large teaching modules going through significant transformation and those responsible for leading teaching and learning development at the level of academic departments, schools or faculties.
How is the programme delivered
LTLT is an open programme delivered in a cohort structure. The programme is split over one two-day residential module, two one-day modules and an action learning set, over four months.
Module 1: Getting started
Module One begins with an exploration of academic leadership and the skills needed to lead learning and teaching.
Module 2: Getting going
Picking up the discussions, methods and techniques from the first module the group will develop the theme of ‘full-engagement. For those undertaking the full programme (all three modules plus action-learning), participants will be given the opportunity to start considering a work-based transformational initiative of their own to be carried out over subsequent months.
Module 3: Going forward
This module focuses primarily on supporting the progress and impact of the Transformation Pilots.
Action Learning Set
“Action Learning is a continuous process of learning and reflection that happens with the support of a group or ‘set’ of colleagues working with real problems with the aim of getting things done.”
Ian McGill and Liz Beaty, Action Learning: a guide, 2001
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What are the programme outcomes
Participants will increase their practical and critical understanding of academic leadership and collaborative change in the context of teaching and learning. They will gain the confidence to engage with, influence and motivate colleagues with the intention of contributing towards new course development and delivery.
The programme offers institutions an opportunity to prepare and equip staff at times of radical transformation and change, support staff recently promoted to course director posts, and help them develop enhancement plans for teaching excellence. Plus, the action learning set will be an opportunity to start considering a work-based transformation pilot in the institution with support from other participants on the programme.