Our Vision for Education
The Keele Fundamentals
Social Learning – is learning that fosters a sense of community, engagement and belonging for students. Social learning includes forms of learning that have been demonstrated to boost engagement and successful outcomes such as active learning, project-based learning, problem-based learning, collaborative and team based learning, students as partners and co-producers, civic and employer engagement.
Research-led Teaching – at Keele this means: the curriculum is delivered by research-active (or practitioner) staff and linked to their research (or professional practice); the curriculum includes developing students as researchers; students engaged in research; and curriculum design and teaching methods informed by pedagogic research.
Designed Programmes – programmes will be designed collaboratively (including students and external stakeholders), with learning activities and assessments structured in a way that is pedagogically informed and makes the best use of technology. The Programme Design process will require programme teams to develop programmatic-level assessment and to use assessment methods that measure outcomes that are valued by employers and other external stakeholders.
Digital – we will use digital technology to underpin all of our education activities to provide the best possible experience for our students and staff as well as ensuring that delivery is as efficient and effective as possible.
Innovation – experimentation and innovation are critical to ensuring our practice enables us to deliver our vision. This includes innovation in learning, teaching and assessment as well as innovation in the mode of delivery. Innovation and evaluation will inform education policy and practice.
Success for All – all of our students deserve to fulfil their potential and reach the best possible outcomes. Whilst degree outcome and employment aren’t the only measures that define a successful graduate, they are fundamentally important to our students and their families. We will use high-quality information to support individual success and to monitor the achievement of cohorts and particular groups, intervening with specific support if required.
Reward and Recognition – in order to achieve all of this, educators and education leaders must be properly recognised and rewarded for their contribution and supported in continuing to develop their educational practice.