2018 Conference

Research-led teaching – in pursuit of excellence

Date: Friday 22nd June 2018
Time: 9.15am – 5.00pm
Location: Electronics/Physics Exhibition Centre, Campus West

Research-led teaching and learning are distinguishing features of Russell Group universities. They are also key factors that influence students’ choice of university and their satisfaction with their course. Translating research excellence into learning opportunities to expose students to current research, including our own contributions to the discipline, are priorities from the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy and form core elements of the York Pedagogy. York has an outstanding reputation for research in many fields and is well-placed to inspire and engage students. The University ensures that students benefit from the very latest knowledge and thinking, enabling them to develop analytical skills vital to their future careers.

However, despite clear and numerous benefits of bridging the traditional divide between research and teaching, achieving these objectives presents several challenges. This conference will explore how these challenges can be overcome by showcasing examples of best practice in research-led teaching. This will be achieved through keynote presentations, lightning talks, discussion workshops and poster sessions. Join us to contribute to the debate.

The Keynote lecture and discussion will be held by Angela Brew an Emeritus Professor, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, who will be discussing Integrating research and teaching: Education for an unknown future.

2018 Conference Programme

The conference programme is included below. Click on the links for session abstracts, chair’s reports and links to Panopto video recordings of sessions (University of York login required to view).

8.30am Conference organisers available / poster set up in P/T005 and P/T005a
Exhibition Centre Foyer
Registration opens with tea and coffee
P/X001 Lecture Theatre
Panopto video recording (University of York login required)

Dr Phil Lightfoot, Chair of Learning and Teaching Forum

Lecture Theatre
Welcome to the Conference – A strategic view of research-led teaching at the University of York:

Professor Koen Lamberts, Vice-Chancellor & President of the University of York

P/X001 Lecture Theatre
Inspiring the next generation – why research-led teaching matters
Panopto video recording (University of York login required)

Professor Deborah Smith, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, University of York

11.00am – 12.00pm Workskop A (five concurrent sessions):
Session A1:
Turn to the self: How autoethnography could help
Caitlin Kitchener (YLTA), Department of Archaeology, University of York
Session A2:
Embedding research in problem-based learning: opportunities and challenges
Martin Veysey, Hull York Medical School, University of York
Session A3:
Enabling Equal Access to Opportunity
Matthew Ingram, Office of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni, University of York
Session A4:
Learning Through Crying: Overcoming the Reality Gap in Management
Jonathan Fanning, York Management School, University of York
Session A5:
Workshop A5

Part 1: Intensive enquiry based learning in the Social Sciences: What works? What’s next?
Ellis Saxey, Teaching and Learning Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of York

Part 2: Collaborative engagement for MSc research projects
Fiona Sweeney, Jane Clarbour, Department of Psychology, University of York

P/T005 and PT/005A
Poster Presentations and lunch
1.00pm – 2.10pm
P/X001 Lecture Theatre
Keynote lecture and discussion:
Integrating Research and Teaching: Education for an unknown future
Angela Brew, Emeritus Professor, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
P/X001 Lecture Theatre
Lightning talks
Effective Rediscovery – A Challenge for Module Tutors
Mark Roodhouse, Department of History, University of York

Research-led production of a new green chemistry children’s book resource with students as partners
Glenn Hurst, Jake Walpole, Louise Summerton, Department of Chemistry; Clementine Beauvais, Department of Education, University of York

Multimodal Learning for Digital Literacy
Fiona Keenan (YLTA), Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York

Improving Engagement and Learning in Practical Classes – Transforming Demonstrators to Enable Students to be Active Participants
Jonathan Rainer (YLTA), Department of Computer Science, University of York

When there are no answers at the back of the book — Incorporating research in the Year-3 laboratory and easing the transition to Year-4 research projects
Yvette Hancock, Department of Physics, University of York

Skills Guides: supplementary digital literacy materials
Susan Halfpenny and Stephanie Jesper, Information Services, University of York

P/T005 and P/T005a
Afternoon tea and Poster Presentations
3.20pm – 4.20pm Workskop B (five concurrent sessions):
Session B1:
Led-research: using PBL+ and enquiry-based learning to develop student analysis, research, and application skills
Scott Slorach, The York Law School, University of York
Session B2:
Integrating Successful Student Owned Learning
Samantha Pugh, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds
Session B3:
Student Research Internships as a Mechanism
Jonathan Hook, Department of Theatre, Film and Television; Glenn Hurst, Department of Chemistry; Andrew Ferguson, Careers and Placements (Student and Academic Services), University of York
Session B4:
How can we use games and play to encourage students to become active participants in creative learning?
Pen Holland, Katie Smith, Department of Biology, University of York
Session B5:
Workshop B5

Part 1: Using a research technique of participant-produced drawing for engaging students in teaching and learning
Sudthasiri Siriviriyakul (YLTA), The York Management School, University of York

Part 2: Playful Interactions: Reflections on research-led teaching in emerging design fields
Debbie Maxwell, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York

4.30pm – 5.00pm
P/X001 Lecture Theatre
Plenary and closing discussion