Mark Schofield

Name: Professor Mark Schofield
Department: Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT)
Current position: Dean of Teaching and Learning Development
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, The Lodge


Mark Schofield is Professor of Learning and Teaching at Edge Hill University where he is the pan-University Dean of Teaching and Learning Development, Director of the Centre for Learning and Teaching and Academic Director of the SOLSTICE Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. He is U.K Director of the University’s Confucius Institute. He leads on strategy and policy development at Edge Hill University in teaching, learning, assessment and associated research and the professional development and qualification of university teachers. His interests include constructivism, complex problem-solving, curriculum design and active learning in terrestrial and cyberspace environments. He was recently selected as a U.K Government Teaching Excellence Framework Assessor and subsequently supported Edge Hill University to achieving the highest Gold award status.


BSc Hons University of Leeds

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Distinction) Chester College, University of Liverpool

RSA Certificate, Counselling for the Development of Learning

Postgraduate Certificate in Mentoring, Lancaster University

MA Education Studies, University of Lancaster

Readership in Educational Development

Registered Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education) Team Inspector status

Endorsed BY Ofsted for the Inspection of Post-16 Education, Science, Biology

Listed Inspector, Government Office for Standards in Education, OfSTED

Personal Chair in Learning and Teaching (Edge Hill University)


Visiting Professorships at: the University of Northampton, Leeds Beckett University, Hunan First Normal University, Chongqing Normal University, Hunan Economics and Finance University (China)


Senior Fellow in Educational Development at the University of Windsor, Canada


Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


He was awarded the U.K. Higher Education Academy’s National Teaching Fellowship in 2011 which included recognition of his national and international work on teaching, learning and assessment and Technology Enhanced Learning and SoTL (the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning).


Research Interests:

Assessment Literacy and A4L.


Complex problem-solving.

Curriculum design.

Active learning in terrestrial and cyberspace environments. Community-facing curriculum models.

To view Mark’s publications and other outputs please click here to visit the University’s research archive.