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Overview of eBook:

Teaching and Learning Excellence: The Coventry Way

The ISBN for this publication is 978-1-84600-092-8.

 What is this eBook about and who is it for?

It will be a collation of teaching case studies already tried and tested by CUG staff across our multi-disciplinary landscape and will be presented in an eBook edited by the Academic Development Unit (part of CU Group Organisational Development).

This eBook will showcase T&L excellence of our staff in a peer-reviewed publication which will be officially launched at the Coventry University Group Teaching and Learning Conference in June 2019. We often talk about ‘the Coventry Way’ and this publication aims to highlight how we are constantly striving to enhance our students’ experiences. Our DVC for Student Experience, Ian Dunn, is providing the Foreword and our Associate PVC for Teaching and Learning, Dr Andrew Turner, will be introducing this collated edition. Professor Christine Broughan will be providing the conclusion.

The contents will comprise six concise case studies across each of the six pillars of the CUG Education Strategy and will represent campuses across the group.  

The purpose of this edition is to focus on good teaching practice, providing a platform for ideas and innovation across disciplines. Some case studies will easily translate across courses, whereas others will require adaptation to specific fields. The over-arching premise is that staff can use these case studies as a springboard to reflect upon their own practice and consider how to enhance teaching ideas.

Reasons to submit:

All case studies will be peer-reviewed by an internal panel of senior academics across CUG. Your case study can be understood as an ‘applied research’ publication within the subject discipline of pedagogy (though it will not count for the REF – Research Excellence Framework).

The eBook will be widely available as an open access resource for the HE sector globally and may attract citations by those engaging in pedagogical research.

Therefore, your case study will have worth both within our organisation and in the wider HE landscape. It will also mean that you will have a publication which you can reference as part of your research and scholarly activity.

The Academic Development eBook team are here to guide you through this process and will advise on what you need to do to submit your case study to the internal review panel. The deadline for drafts is 29th April, 2019. If you're not sure and want to chat about your proposal idea, talk to Claire Simmons (, from the Academic Development unit and she’ll discuss how we can support you throughout the process.

For this eBook each case study will incorporate the following template order:

 Case Study format: Arial, 12 point, word count: 1,250 - 2,000

Title: (name of your case study)

Author(s): (who taught on this? Who is credited for this case study?)

Course: (name of your course, school and faculty/Dept; UG or PG?)

Introduction: (paragraph outlining what this case study is about and the education pillar it is mostly aimed to serve)

Aims & rationale: (why and what did you hope to achieve?)

Implementation: (How did you do it? What materials did you use? What amount of time did it take? What were the logistics requirements?)

Feedback: (include anonymous student and staff quotes where possible to illustrate their viewpoint)

Strengths and weaknesses: (what worked well? What unintended consequences emerged? What could be done differently next time? What limitations were there?)

Positive outcomes: (Who benefitted from doing this case study? Staff and student perspective)

References: (perhaps pedagogy references from books and journals if you drew upon these. You can also include URLs of useful online resources/information to help others find appropriate information)

About the authors: (what’s your title and which school/department are you in?)

Key words/Meta-tags: (what are the main words which will help people search online and find this case study?)


Case study citation example:

Other, A.N. (2019) Using robots to enhance teaching. In Teaching and Learning Excellence: The Coventry Way. Coventry: Coventry University