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Guidance resources

Our new range of guidance resources, drafted by our academic developers, are designed to provide you with quick, easy-to-reference advice across a range of topics.

Click on the strand titles below to read our initial publications on key aspects of these topics. We'll be adding to these resources throughout the year.

If you have any feedback, or any ideas for future resources, get in touch on

Course and Programme Development 



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Guidance on blogging

Blogging is a flexible tool and can support a wide range of educational outcomes.  If you would like to use blogging in your teaching – as a learning activity, and/or a formative or summative assessment – this resource can help you to explore the most effective approach and suitable platforms for your course. 


 PhD Supervision 



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PhD supervision - roles and responsibilities

This guidance is designed to support your developing practice in PhD supervision within the LSE context. An overview of the respective responsibilities of the key players in the PhD process at the LSE, with links to relevant online resources, a summary of some key issues explored in pedagogical research literature, and a series of resources that can help you think through, develop and improve supervisory relationships.


Small and Large Group Teaching 



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Active learning in quantitative disciplines

This document discusses approaches to classroom teaching in quantitative subjects that can increase the level of student engagement in your classroom. To help you develop this aspect of your teaching, it first identifies four areas, or dimensions, of good teaching practice, and then provides several prompt questions for each to help you review your current approach.



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Using class participation to develop student engagement

This guidance is designed to support your developing practice whether you are new to supporting students in class participation or you are hoping to integrate new approaches. It includes outlines of the different modes of class participation, strategies for assessment, and an overview of some of the issues that should consider when implementing class participation activities.



Case Studies

There are some fantastic teaching and learning enhancement measures taking place across the School (some as a result of guidance or funding provided by the Teaching and Learning Centre) so we've just launched our new range of Case Studies aimed at sharing this great practice!

You can read the initial Case Studies on our webpage below (pdf). We'll be publishing new ones regularly.

If you would like to contribute a Case Study based on your own LSE teaching experience, please contact us on

#1 - Government/Philosophy Graduate Teaching Assistant Away Day 


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In this case study Alex Marcoci and Diana Popescu discuss how they organised a shared Away Day for graduate teaching assistants (pdf) for the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and the Department of Government.

#2 - Accounting case-based groupwork


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Dr Tommaso Palermo in the Department of Accounting used a case-based approach to groupwork with his second year undergraduate class and found the experience to be a real eye-opener. You can read about it in his 'Accounting case-based groupwork' (pdf)  case study.

#3 - EU457 Designing and presenting posters - February 2016/February 2017


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Dr Jennifer Jackson-Preece talks through the use of student research and poster creation in her course on Ethnic Diversity and International Society (EU457) in her 'Designing and presenting posters' (pdf) case study.

#4 - In-house video production for En un lugar de Loñdres: Researching Spanish-speaking communities in London


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In this case study, 'En un lugar de Loñdres: Researching Spanish-speaking communities in London' (pdf), Lourdes Hernández-Martín, project designer and course coordinator for LN122, explains her students' project to map and research the lives and language of some of the 300,000+ members of London’s Spanish-speaking communities through the En un lugar de Loñdres (In a certain place in London) project.


#5 - Building a research community: involving academics, doctoral students and master's students in the Conflict Research Group seminars


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Dr Denisa Kostovicova details the Conflict Research Group (CRG) lunchtime research seminars, organised during term times since 2011, in her 'Building a research community: involving academics, doctoral students and master's students in the Conflict Research Group seminars' (pdf).



These publications are revised every year with input from staff around the School, and are full of useful information, guidance and contacts.

If you wish to obtain hard copies of these publications at any stage of the year, please contact the Teaching and Learning Centre at


Older resources

Here you can find some of our older Notes of Guidance resources produced by the Teaching and Learning Centre over the last few years.

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