This page contains guidance to support the development of the course and module delivery plans during the 2020/21 academic year.

Implementing contextual plans

Departments have been creating contextual plans for teaching and learning for the rest of academic year 2020/21. Read our guidance around using contextual plans.

Example delivery structures

These indicative delivery structures show how different module teaching patterns might work.

Key module considerations

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Adapting teaching activities for flexible delivery

Use the table below to identify teaching approaches you have used and find suggested blended learning approaches you can use instead, with the links for each approach providing further guidance.

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. We indicate the type of learning activity that might be taking place below in our table.

Diagram showing the type of learning activity and mix of synchronous and asynchronous
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Teaching Activity Student Activity Learning Activity Types Blended Learning Approaches
Lecture Listening, reading, thinking, responding Acquisition Flipped learning
Online lectures
Seminar/ Workshop/ Tutorial Active development of knowledge through discussion, exploration, and collaboration Inquiry
Blended seminar model
Online seminar
Studio/ Lab/ Practical Development of practical skills Practice
Live practical
Remote lab
Simulated practice
Group Work Working in groups to explore or create Collaboration
Group project
Group presentation

These models can be applied to a variety of teaching contexts, and further adapted such as for blended delivery of Apprenticeships and Work-based Learning.

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Teaching activity considerations

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

Recording of Taught Sessions

A Code of Practice for recording taught sessions has been approved and provides information on the rights and responsibilities of the university, its staff and its students related to recording teaching. The Code of Practice has been developed with staff from across the university and the Students’ Union and applies whenever teaching is being recorded, not just when Panopto is being used.

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Teaching Space Guidance

Guidance on teaching spaces has been developed to support you returning to teach on campus and sets out what the University is doing to make teaching spaces safe.

Keeping our Community COVID Safe campaign – PowerPoint slides aimed at students

We have created a PowerPoint slide presentation for you to use at the start of your teaching sessions. This is to help you to embed our safety measures, protocols and messaging around Covid with your students. There are short url links on some of the slides, which is where students can find further information.

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Short placements, work experience and sandwich placements

The Placement Action Team continues to liaise with colleagues across Hallam to ensure flexible safe and meaningful placements.

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

The Laurillard Learning activities provide an adaptable framework for SHU’s diverse portfolio of subjects and courses. Use the framework as a planning and design tool, and be creative. See how the approach can be adapted for the Blended Delivery of Apprenticeships and Work-Based Learning.
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Introducing your module

Read guidance on introducing your module in the new flexible teaching model, as the delivery will be different to what students have previously experienced.

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