1. Approaches for flexible delivery
  2. Acquisition
  3. Enquiry
  4. Discussion
  5. Practice
  6. Collaboration
  7. Production
  8. Teaching Activity Considerations

Approaches for flexible delivery

Laurillard (2012) sets out six types of learning activity (Acquisition, Inquiry, Discussion, Practice, Collaboration, Production) and suggests that a balanced mix of several or all these different types is important for effective learning. This framework is highly appropriate for the current situation as activity types can be designed such that they can take place in either an online or face-to-face mode. We have created guidance on using blended learning approaches which fit with these different learning activity types, to help support the Teaching Delivery guidance website.


Students acquiring knowledge through listening, reading and thinking.


Students explore a question, problem, scenario or task.


Students exploring, challenging and evidencing understanding by talking to tutors and peers.


Students developing practical skills through experimentation and experience.


Students working together to explore or create something.


Students creating products which are assessed.

Teaching activity considerations

No matter which approach is used, there are some overall teaching activity considerations to keep in mind to ensure your activity is a success.

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