Embedding in strategies

Embedding or aligning innovations  outlined some typical institutional needs and drivers and how learning teaching and asessment (LT&A) innovations can address them. Institutions will often develop specific strategies around such needs and drivers e.g. widening participation, e-learning, work-based learning. This is an opportunity for those developing innovations to “embed” them in these strategies. However, care must be taken not to be too prescriptive – the appropriateness of such innovations in different faculties/schools/contexts will be dependent upon many factors including the teaching/learning context, types of students “readiness” of staff and students etc.


Given below are some guidelines for incorporating innovations into specific strategies:



In some cases, it may be appropriate for your innovation purely to have a mention in a strategy as one possible tool; in other cases an innovation may be a key feature of a specific strategy.