Director of Teaching
Phone: 01225 384489
Alan Hayes is the Director of Teaching in the
Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath.
In his relatively short time at Bath he has had a major impact on many aspects
of his discipline and Department, from instigating change through his work on
the Honours degree in Computer Science, to introducing new educational
technologies which have benefitted both staff and students.
Much of Alan’s work over the years
has concentrated on assessment. He is a strong advocate of utilising assessment
as a vehicle to support learning, feeling strongly that assessment should move
beyond a summative measure of students’ performance. It should be a
vehicle to facilitate, support and enhance the learning process; i.e.
assessment for learning rather than of learning.
Alan has extensive experience of working with international
students both in the context of overseas students studying in the UK and those
studying at collaborative overseas partner institutions. He has worked with institutions
in France, Germany, Greece,
Malaysia, Hong Kong and China. He has also been extensively involved in
facilitating the exchange of pedagogic practices with these international
Alan has recently been awarded a University of Bath Teaching
award and funding for a project that will develop a pedagogic model for
utilising technology to promote deep learning within final year undergraduate