Don't reinvent the wheel: resources to support the teaching of academic skills across the curriculum

Helen Howard, Michelle Schneider


In 2010, the University of Leeds introduced an academic skills strategy with the ambition of embedding academic skills into the curriculum across all faculties for all students. This case study outlines one of the approaches taken by Leeds to support the implementation of the strategy. An online portfolio of teaching resources designed to encourage and support academic staff to embed skills teaching in the curriculum was developed. The case study describes the way in which the resource was designed and developed. Feedback received thus far and plans for the future are also discussed.


Learning Development, Curriculum-based Teaching; Academic Skills Teaching; Academic Staff; Online Resources

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ISSN: 1759-667X