Activity Types and Definitions

The list below shows the activities for timetabling along with definitions. These definitions have been agreed with the School Support Service and the Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement.

  • Lecture: a whole class activity involving all students enrolled on the module occurrence.
  • Tutorial: a tutor-led small group activity (scheduled multiple times to enable whole class participation).
  • Demonstration: an expert-led activity to demonstrate a specific task or skill. It may be a whole class activity or scheduled over multiple times to enable whole class participation.
  • Practical: an activity that enables students to apply theory in practice. It may be a whole class activity or scheduled over multiple times to enable whole class participation.
  • Seminar: a student-led small group activity (scheduled multiple times to enable whole class participation).
  • Laboratory: an activity requiring specialist equipment and facilities. It may be a whole class activity or require small groups depending on capacity.
  • Reflection: an individual or small group activity to consider practice and its application to theory.
  • Workshop: a small group activity focused on particular practical or problem-solving tasks.
  • Recital: an individual activity that enables students to display mastery of an instrument or voice type within the context of live performance.
  • Site Visit: an activity hosted outside of Edinburgh Napier accommodation but requires an allocated slot on the timetable.
  • Simulation and Clinical Skills (SHSC only): an activity requiring the use of specialist simulation equipment in the Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre.
  • Prep for Practice (SHSC only): an activity that enables students preparing to undertake their practice placement.  It may be a whole class activity or scheduled over multiple times to enable whole class participation.