Inspiring Teaching

The LTA offers a suite of resources to support the development of practice and promote engagement with inspiring teaching and learning.

These resources include our Watt Works Quick Guides and Activity Sheets and our resource designed for those new to teaching, In At The Deep End.

In At The Deep End

This resource aims to help you cope well with those first critical elements of your work in teaching in higher education. It also provides tips and tactics that may be useful to those of you more experienced in university teaching, adding further insight and approaches to your repertoire.
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the WATT WORKS quick guides

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 1

Commenting constructively on assessed work

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 2

Getting students to engage with feedback

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 3

Giving formative feedback prior to submitting summative tasks

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 4

Streamlining feedback on summative tasks

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 5

Alternatives to traditional exams

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 6

Alternatives to essays

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 7

Getting students to self-assess to deepen their learning and develop feedback dialogues

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 8

Helping students appreciate what’s expected of them in assessment

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 9

Using exemplars to enhance learning and support achievement

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 10

Supporting international students in assessment

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 11

Using a simple feedback stamp

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 12

Helping students to benefit from feedback on exams

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 13

Meeting the challenges of programme focused assessment

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the WATT WORKS activity sheets

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WATT WORKS Activity sheet | 1

The Biscuit Game: Exploring criteria for assesssment

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WATT WORKS Activity sheet | 2

Providing formative feedback effectively and efficiently

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WATT WORKS Activity sheet | 3

How can we give students better quality feedback?

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WATT WORKS Activity sheet | 4

Benchmark your feedback quality (course or programme level)

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Additional Heriot-Watt
Learning and Teaching Resources

The Learning and Teaching Policy Bank

The policy bank provides an alphabetical list of all policy, procedure
and guideline documents related to the University’s decisions on
academic matters, particularly learning, teaching and assessment.

Learning Technology

The learning technology team offer a suite of training and support benefit both face-to-face and online learning and teaching, especially in connection with the virtual learning environment. You can find out more about the training available here

Library resources

The Information Services team provide an Academic Leadership and Development LibGuide. It can be accessed here.