Higher Education curricula typically focus upon disciplinary knowledge (content) and practice (disciplinary skills). Though these are important, so too are the pan-disciplinary competencies and personal attributes of graduates.
The challenge we face as programme designers however is how to incorporate pedagogical practices that enable students to develop competence as disciplinary scholars, skilled graduates and reflective life-long learners.
Through our research, the Biology Education Research Group at the University of Hull aims to identify core practices that enrich our curricula and enhance student success. We do this in the context of our discipline but reach beyond it in terms of the development of our outcomes and impact.