Collaborative learning: intercultural virtual student peer-assisted learning. An international collaboration.

Authors: Carmen Álvarez-Mayo, Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York; Antonio José Jiménez Muñoz, Irene Pérez Fernández and Mar González Chacón, Departamento de Filología Inglesa, Francesa y Alemana, Universidad de Oviedo; Andrea Llano Busta and Laura Montes Menéndez (former Universidad de Oviedo students) and Trevor Brown (former University of York student) Abstract During … Continue reading Collaborative learning: intercultural virtual student peer-assisted learning. An international collaboration.

Learning Together: building a community of learners within and beyond prison bars

Author: Rachel Vipond, Departments of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York Abstract Social Policy, Crime and Criminal Justice is a module which brings together students from the University of York and HMP Buckley Hall to engage in a shared learning experience which takes place on the prison site. The module provides students who … Continue reading Learning Together: building a community of learners within and beyond prison bars

Creating partnerships for interprofessional education (IPE): lecturer and student perspectives on an innovative learning event

Authors: Helen Bedford, Alison Smalley, Katie Graham and Carole Lindsey,Departments of Health Sciences; Social Policy and Social Work, University of York Abstract This workshop showcases the design, delivery and evaluation of an innovative and successful interprofessional education (IPE) event for second year midwifery and social work undergraduates at the University of York. IPE is recognised … Continue reading Creating partnerships for interprofessional education (IPE): lecturer and student perspectives on an innovative learning event

Let’s engineer a musical instrument together: Creating effective staff-student partnerships for problem-based learning in engineering

Authors: Jude Brereton, Frank Stevens and Andy HuntDepartment of Electronic Engineering, University of York Abstract This workshop describes the authors’ experience of designing, developing and teaching a new masters-level module which incorporates problem-based learning in an audio engineering context. Students work with staff to design, build and test an interactive audio engineering product, such as … Continue reading Let’s engineer a musical instrument together: Creating effective staff-student partnerships for problem-based learning in engineering

Using Belbin and Tuckman to inform student understanding of learning dynamics in workshop groups

Authors: Scott Slorach and Patrick GallimoreThe York Law School, University of York Abstract Workshops offer an ideal forum to develop valuable student learning partnerships, built around well-designed activities and student interaction. In addition to subject-specific outcomes, these partnerships also offer the opportunity to develop transferable interpersonal and team-working skills and attitudes. To help promote these … Continue reading Using Belbin and Tuckman to inform student understanding of learning dynamics in workshop groups

Building the “University of the Future” in partnership with our students

Author: Sam BayleyDepartment of Sociology, University of York Abstract For the first time this year, the Department of Sociology ran a four-day-long, extra-curricular event for all of our undergraduates. This took place in the first week of the Spring Term (making use of time in which our students do not have other assessments). The objectives … Continue reading Building the “University of the Future” in partnership with our students

Death and Disaster: Using Lego to explore complex real-world problems

Authors: Jo Rose and Beth HardyDepartment of Health Sciences, University of York Abstract Humans have played games for centuries and many games have been developed for learning. Only recently, however, has the theory of gamification emerged. Gamification is the use of game mechanics to non-game activities in order to influence people’s behaviour (Beza, 2011). The … Continue reading Death and Disaster: Using Lego to explore complex real-world problems

Peer Assisted Learning for Life Sciences

Authors: Sarah Tindall, Sarah Crellin, Tamlyn Ryan and Setareh S. ChongDepartment of Biology and Academic Support Office, University of York Abstract Peer learning is a learner-centred approach to learning and teaching which can encourage independent learning. Students learn by explaining their ideas to others and involvement in discussions. Here we discuss Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) … Continue reading Peer Assisted Learning for Life Sciences

2019 Oral Presentations

The 2019 Conference will include 3 parallel sessions of oral presentations, as follows (links to abstract): Session 1Counting all backgrounds: how do accounting students navigate an interdisciplinary module?Building effective learning communities for IPC Foundation students at the University of YorkTreading in the footsteps of giants: Creating communities of practice for teaching & scholarship academicsSession 2A … Continue reading 2019 Oral Presentations

2019 Poster Presentations

The 2019 Conference will include a number of posters to view, as follows (links to abstract): Re-loading the Archaeological CanonDeveloping a bespoke employability hub for the Department of Environment and GeographyEvolution of supplementary skills: academic to creativeInspiring Young Minds: The role of experimental archaeology in delivering the Key Stage 2 Stone Age curriculum and reaching … Continue reading 2019 Poster Presentations