Durham University’s Education Lab is based in our award winning Teaching and Learning Centre. The lab provides a physical space and a community of digitally empowered educators who work at the cutting edge of pedagogic innovation. The space encompasses the Digital Playground, where the latest learning technologies can be trialled and a Media Room with recording facilities to support teaching learning.
The Education Lab provides the kick start to realising a translational approach to education, where new ideas form and the latest thinking can be evaluated and improved so these approaches can be quickly translated from the lab and embedded into the Durham University classroom. It offers:
The Lab allows staff to develop prototype approaches and evaluate these innovative research-informed solutions to enhance teaching and learning across the University. Staff can then disseminate their results broadly within Durham and across the sector, creating collaborative networks and developing a hub of best practice in innovative teaching and learning.
This work is focussed within our four key areas that encompass broadly critical elements of teaching and learning in higher education, namely: Active Pedagogies, Authentic Assessment, Inclusive Curriculum and Digital Learning.
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