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Principles for Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Durham University is proud to introduce a transformative approach to higher education with the launch of its five pioneering principles for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment.

Our principles

These principles, developed through extensive consultation and review and approved by Senate in June 2023, are designed to place student success, engagement, and inclusive education at the forefront of the university’s academic mission across the period 2023-2027.

Durham recognizes the power of engagement and the role of students as active participants in their education. The university commits to diverse teaching strategies beyond traditional lectures, encompassing methods like problem-based learning, collaborative projects, and flipped classrooms. This dynamic approach ensures that every class is vibrant, engaging, and conducive to deeper understanding.

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Digital learning

The digital revolution has transformed the educational space, and Durham is at the forefront of this transition. The university encourages the integration of advanced technology and digital resources in its courses, promoting innovative pedagogy, broadening access, and preparing students for a digital world.

Digital learning resources

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These principles are not just guidelines but a commitment to every student’s future, ensuring that Durham University remains a world-class institution in teaching and learning excellence. Join us as we embark on this exciting educational journey, shaping the minds of tomorrow, today. On the main page you’ll find case studies and approaches in each of the areas of the principles.

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