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Education strategy

The Department has an Education Strategy. The introduction to the Education Strategy is available online. We also provide an version of the Education Strategy for Students outlining what the strategy means for you as a student member of the Department.

The Department’s strategy in relation to learning and teaching is to improve students’ learning and personal and professional development by:

Developing and innovating in assessment, feedback and the curriculum

We recognise, while staying true to understood and
respected disciplinary norms, that there are many aspects of student ability that should be assessed. We are working to:

  • Enhance formative feedback to students
  • Enhance programming training for students
  • Diversify methods of summative assessment
  • Extend the use of e-assessment
  • Better align University of London International Programmes provision with LSE provision

Making effective and appropriate changes to the management and organisation of teaching

We want to make best use of our abilities and facilities to help students learn. We are working to:

  • Make classes more interactive and pedagogically effective
  • Increase consistency in class teaching within courses
  • Extend the provision of the Maths Support Centre
  • Solicit more extensive student feedback and explain consequent actions
  • Provide enhanced information on courses for students
  • Establish a Director of Studies for First-Year Students
  • Extend the scope of Departmental course and programme reviews

Building a supportive learning community

We want to engender a sense of cohesion, belonging and cohort identity in students on our degree programmes and have a supportive learning environment for all students we teach. We are working to:

  • Provide study/social space for undergraduates
  • Run disciplinary learning and teaching workshops to support quantitative teaching at LSE
  • Establish an LSE Women in Mathematics Network and Workshop Series aimed at students at all levels and staff
  • Establish professional and personal development seminar series for first and second year undergraduates
  • Provide tailored support and a personal development seminar for PhD students
  • Establish an Outreach, Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator
  • Expand activities involving alumni and external speaker

These pages also provide information on how we monitor our progress against these actions and how we respond to feedback from student members of the Department.