Mod4L was a JISC-funded project in 2006. It aimed to develop models of teaching practice that would be easy for educators to understand and apply.
Practice models are generic approaches to the structuring and orchestration of learning activities. They express elements of pedagogic principle and allow practitioners to make informed choices. To be effective, practice models should be grounded in authentic practice and represented in ways that are meaningful to practitioners.
In this sense, practice models need to be both representations of effective practice (signify successful instances of good practice), and effective representations of practice (have high impact on practice).