Learning and teaching@York in the Coronavirus Pandemic: Continuing the conversation – March 17th recording and resources now available

What have we learned from our experiences of teaching and learning during the Coronavirus Pandemic online and on-campus?What positives can we take forward and share from these experiences in the immediate future and in the post-COVID University? These questions formed the basis of a second Forum/PDLT event held on 17th March 2021 aiming to bring … Continue reading Learning and teaching@York in the Coronavirus Pandemic: Continuing the conversation – March 17th recording and resources now available

Active online learning: What have we learned from the Coronavirus Pandemic so far?

This is the final post in a series aiming to explore themes from the Learning and teaching @York in the Coronavirus Pandemic: A conversation event, following on from the recent postings that explored the themes of academic community building and inclusive learning. It focuses on the theme of active learning and experiences of synchronous and asynchronous online learning.

Peer Assisted Learning

Michael Thornton, Department of Economics and Related Studies This workshop explored the development and early stages of the Peer Assisted Learning Scheme in the Department of Economics and Related Studies, which was designed specifically to support two modules in Probability and Statistics. Link to Session Recording (UoY log-in required)

Revisiting learner-centredness with online provision: A personal view from Simon Sweeney

These are difficult times for learners and challenging for educators too. The coronavirus epidemic has driven us into the technological maelstrom of online provision and for many it will have been a steep learning curve and a disorienting experience. For others, already used to extensive e-technology or online learning platforms, perhaps the transition has been … Continue reading Revisiting learner-centredness with online provision: A personal view from Simon Sweeney

Diversifying and Decolonising the Curriculum

Jan Ball-Smith, Jess Penn, Simisola Odukoya, Paula Mountford, Lynda Dunlop, Tamlyn Ryan, Katherine Macy, and Julia Sarju (workshop chair) This workshop explored what it means to decolonise and diversify the curriculum, looking at significant debates and developments in this area and discussing how we are working to diversify and decolonise the curriculum at the University … Continue reading Diversifying and Decolonising the Curriculum

Academic community building: What have we learned from the Coronavirus Pandemic and what next?

The event Learning and teaching @York in the Coronavirus Pandemic: A conversation which took place in December 2020 brought together a group of around 80 staff and students to share experiences of teaching and learning under COVID in Autumn term 2020. This is the first of a planned series of blog postings aiming to explore some of the themes from the event, beginning with academic community building and attention to social/affective aspects of learning.

Year in Industry peer support project

Dr Tamysn Kiss and Jenny Pollard, Department of Environment & Geography Dr Tamysn Kiss and Jenny Pollard from the Department of Environment & Geography outlined their highly successful industrial placement peer support scheme PYMs (Placement Year Mentors), which was implemented in response to a huge increase in the number of students taking part in the … Continue reading Year in Industry peer support project

Learning and teaching @York in the Coronavirus Pandemic: A conversation – Recordings and resources now available

What have we learned from our experiences of teaching and learning in the Autumn term 2020 online and on-campus?What positives can we take forward and share from these experiences in the immediate future and in the post-COVID University? These were the questions that brought together a group of around 80 staff and students from across … Continue reading Learning and teaching @York in the Coronavirus Pandemic: A conversation – Recordings and resources now available

Inclusive practice for learning and teaching in the Department of Chemistry

Report from Alex Reid – Department of Psychology, University of York Link to session recording (UoY log-in required) On November the 27th 2020 Dr Julia Sarju and Dr Leonie Jones from the Department of Chemistry ran a workshop for the Learning and Teaching forum which focussed on sharing a number of successful inclusive practices adopted by … Continue reading Inclusive practice for learning and teaching in the Department of Chemistry