2017 Conference

The York Pedagogy – making it work

 Tuesday 20 June, 9.00am – 5.00pm, Heslington West campus

The York Pedagogy will shape the ways in which we consider our programmes, our teaching and assessment for years to come, defining our institution’s learning culture and setting performance expectations. All programmes will have distinctive and clear objectives, and modules will be designed to offer progress towards them.  Student work will also support progress towards these objectives and assessments, though largely delivered at module level, will ultimately demonstrate attainment of overarching objectives. Interactions between students and staff will propel students’ work and programmes will define what students can expect from their department and university. The 2017 conference provided an excellent opportunity for discussion of how departments are managing these changes to their programmes, exploring challenges, opportunities and benefits as a result of implementation.

Conference Welcome

Phil Lightfoot, Chair of Learning and Teaching Forum (Physics)

Conference Keynote – Pedagogy and Curiosity: How we can offer a distinctive research-intensive learning experience through the Pedagogy

John Robinson, PVC for Teaching, Learning and Students

Conference Workshops

The conference also included 9 workshops. The links below contain the abstracts, chair’s summary and provide access to the slides and Panopto video recordings of the sessions, where available.

To boldly go: Creating inclusive learning and teaching environments
Claire Shanks, Open Door and Disability Services; Liz Waller, Information Services; and Maria Ayaz, Equality and Diversity Office

Designing authentic assessment tools for experiential learning
Andrew Kerrigan, Centre for Global Programmes

Reflections on the Social and Political Sciences peer assisted learning pilot
Simon Parker and Luke Carroll, Politics; and Tamlyn Ryan and Lucy Hodgetts, Learning Enhancement Team, Academic Support Office

Digital portraits and future prospects – understanding employability at York
Clare Jackson, Daryl Martin and Rosie Smith, Sociology; Vicky Barton, Careers and Placements; and Katy Mann Benn, Learning Enhancement Team, Academic Support Office

The pros and cons of option modules
Victor Chechik, Chemistry

Students as partners in curriculum design
Jill Webb and Caroline Chaffer, The York Management School

Freedom to learn – Assessment and the student experience
Rosie Smith, Clare Jackson and Daryl Martin, Sociology; and Lucy Hodgetts, Learning Enhancement Team, Academic Support Office

Programme-level approaches to skills development in modular degrees
Claire Hughes and Abigail Parrish, Environment

Enabling active learning through technology: Using cases, instructional design and delivery responsibilities
Richard Walker and Wayne Britcliffe, E-Learning Development Team, Academic Support Office