Glossary

Assessment – for a more comprehensive list of the different types of assessment that can be utilised in different situations, please see the Assessing Student Learning page

Formative Assessments – Formative assessments usually count for no marks towards a student's final grade, though it is valuable as it can provide students with feedback which can affect what the student's next steps are (e.g. interim drafts of reports).

Summative Assessments – Summative assessments count towards the final mark given for the module. These are usually used to determine how much the student has been able to meet the intended aims, and as such commonly take place at the end of a teaching unit.

Co-curriculum – activities which are not part of the main academic programme the student is studying, though they complement these by providing more opportunities to develop skills used in the wider world (e.g. Languages at Leicester and Sustainable Futures Online)

Course – Usually synonymous with module, and often used to mean programme, but actually a self-contained component of a module

Flipped Classroom – where students are assigned work (this can be through allocated reading, or videos to watch) before the taught session, and then can use this background work in the sessions to further their understanding and ask questions about the pre-classroom activities if they struggled with any content.

Module – self contained units in a programme

PedD – short for pedagogic development

PedR – short for pedagogic research

Problem-based learning (PBL) - a method of teaching in which students are given an open-ended problem and can (usually) work in groups to come up with a solution to the problem. The idea comes from the suggestion that the students are learning while trying to discover how to approach and answer the problem (both inside and outside of timetabled sessions).

Programme – The sum total of modules as seen by a student over their degree

TEPF – The UoL teaching enhancement project fund (previously the Teaching Enhancement Fund before the Teaching Excellence Framework existed). Please see the TEPF pages for more information about the funding available through the TEPF.

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