“That won’t work with my students” – the role of evidence in changing practice

Wednesday 20th March 2019, 1.00pm to 2.00pm

Speakers: Professor Tina Overton Director, Leeds Institute of Teaching Excellence
Location: Room C/B/101, Department of Chemistry, Campus West

Workshop Summary

The Department of Chemistry and the Learning and Teaching Forum are delighted to announce that Professor Tina Overton, Director, Leeds Institute of Teaching Excellence will deliver a seminar entitled:

“That won’t work with my students” – the role of evidence in changing practice
Research in primary and secondary education occurs mostly in universities, far removed physically and culturally from the regular classroom and practicing teachers. This is not the case in higher education where pedagogic research into undergraduate education is carried in the same institutions as the teaching occurs. Yet academics are often reluctant to accept research evidence related to their own teaching, preferring to rely on personal experience, opinion or prejudices. Some key findings from the literature will be reviewed and reasons for the relative lack of impact on teaching practices will be discussed.

Tina is a world-renowned leader in chemistry education and will give a talk that will be of interest to researchers and pedagogic researchers both inside and outside of chemistry.

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