The Learning Development Team: Three developers, one pedagogy

  • Pamela Ann McKinney University of Sheffield
  • Jamie Wood University of Sheffield
  • Sabine Little University of Sheffield
Keywords: Learning Development, Inquiry-based Learning, team


With the inception of Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETLs), the demand for learning developers has increased in many institutions across the UK. Operating largely in small teams, yet within the remit of facilitating large-scale institutional change, CETLs often find themselves outside established institutional structures, with developers fulfilling newly defined roles and responsibilities. This short paper focuses on the way learning development support has been integrated in one particular CETL, in order to explore issues, challenges and experiences that are part of the role.

Author Biography

Pamela Ann McKinney, University of Sheffield
Learning Development and Research Associate (Information Literacy) at CILASS: Centre for Inquiry-based learning in the Arts and Social Sciences
How to Cite
McKinney, P. A., Wood, J. and Little, S. (2009) “The Learning Development Team: Three developers, one pedagogy”, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. Plymouth, UK, 0(1). Available at: (Accessed: 19October2020).