Resource materials

LSE Assessment Toolkit

Image B - Assessment Toolkit banner - new 20 Sept a - for homepage (7) - TLC newsletter #6Published in September 2017, we expect that the LSE Assessment Toolkit will prove an invaluable resource to academic colleagues across the School as they embark on processes of programme review with a view to assessment diversification.

Click here to explore the Assessment Toolkit!


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

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Handbook for Graduate Teaching Assistants 2017/18

Handbook for Academic Advisers 2017/18

Handbook for PhD Supervisors 2017/18 (produced in collaboration with with the LSE PhD Academy)

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


Guidance resources

Our 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.

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

For more information about our studies of innovative teaching practice at the School, visit our Case Studies gallery page.


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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