This blog site is part of the activities run by the York Learning and Teaching Forum. Organised by colleagues drawn from across the university departments and support services, Forum aims to bring together and support colleagues involved in teaching and learning support, through regular workshops, an annual learning and teaching conference, and articles and discussions published in print through Forum magazine and on this site.
On this site you can find articles taken from and responding to the biannual Forum magazine, posts from the committee exploring and reflecting on their recent teaching encounters, reports from workshops and conferences, and more. We want this site to become a place for discussion and debate – so please do feel free to comment, or even contribute a post. In the meantime, we hope the pages here help spark some ideas and become a useful resource for your teaching and learning support practices.
– Ollie Jones, yorkforum.org Editor
- University of York Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2017 - The York Pedagogy – making it work Tuesday 20 June CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS We are inviting colleagues to contribute workshops and poster presentations. Deadline for workshop submissions is Wednesday 15 February 2017 and for poster submissions, Thursday 6 April 2017. Guidance document for contributors. Proposal form. The York Pedagogy will shape the ways in which … Continue reading University of York Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2017
- Making learning authentic: ‘real-world’ assessments for Masters level study - Dr Jude Brereton, Department of Electronics, will report on recent ‘real-world’ assessment tasks incorporated into a new masters level programme in Audio and Music Technology. Four different types of ‘real-world’ tasks will be presented: a research blog a data-gathering exercise made available to the wider research community a science communication event for school students a … Continue reading Making learning authentic: ‘real-world’ assessments for Masters level study
- Promoting student engagement in learning activities - Originally published in Forum Magazine, Issue 41, Autumn 2016. The design of student work, both within and outside of contact hours, is central to the York Pedagogy. This focus is inspired by research which has shown that educational gain is maximised when learning activities are carefully-designed to increase student engagement in their learning. Here Dr … Continue reading Promoting student engagement in learning activities