Comparative Judgement

Wednesday 26th June 2019, 12.30pm to 2.00pm Speakers: Scott Slorach Location: Room H/G/21, Heslington Hall, Campus West Workshop Summary “My friend did the same and got a better mark.” Can Adaptive Comparative Judgment achieve more consistency in assessment than traditional academic judgment? Consistency and equity are two of the University’s core principles on which assessment … Continue reading Comparative Judgement

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

Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL): the first year and the future

Tuesday 19th March 2019, 12.30pm to 2.00pm Speakers: Tamlyn Ryan and Katy Mann BennLocation: Room H/G/21, Heslington Hall, Campus West Workshop Summary Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) is an excellent opportunity to nurture a closer departmental learning community whereby trained higher-year student volunteers lead small, collaborative study groups with lower-year peers. To encourage the development of focused … Continue reading Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL): the first year and the future

Group-led student research projects: Promoting motivation for research methods and self-efficacy for the empirical dissertation

Monday 11th February 2019, 12.30pm to 2.00pm Speakers: Zoe Handley, Lynda Dunlop & Khaled El Ebyary, Department of Education Location: Room H/G/21, Heslington Hall, Campus West Workshop Summary In this interactive session, we will begin by providing an overview of our approach to teaching research methods on our undergraduate programmes in Education and English in … Continue reading Group-led student research projects: Promoting motivation for research methods and self-efficacy for the empirical dissertation

Development of peer assisted and online learning tools for Life Sciences students

Monday 25th February 2019, 12.30pm to 2.00pm Speakers: Satareh Chong, Biochemistry Programme Leader Location: Room H/G/21, Heslington Hall, Campus West Workshop Summary Development of peer assisted and online learning tools for Life Sciences students Student preparedness and confidence are important in student engagement and retention in HE and academic success. Academic background is one factor … Continue reading Development of peer assisted and online learning tools for Life Sciences students

Teaching-led research, using teaching activities to drive forward research

Wednesday 30th January 2018, 1.00pm to 2.30pm Speakers: Anna Bramwell-Dicks, Theatre, Film and Television Location: Room LMB/025, Law and Management, Campus East Workshop Summary Teaching and research are, fairly obviously, both important activities for most academic. These activities are often considered as separate entities, in that academics are either doing research or they are doing … Continue reading Teaching-led research, using teaching activities to drive forward research

Padlet Workshop

Wednesday 5th December 2018, 15.00 Speakers: Lilian Soon, Educational Adviser, Programme Design and Learning Team and Carmen Álvarez-Mayo, Department of Language and Linguistic Science Location: Room D/N/056, Derwent College, Campus West Workshop Summary An institution-wide license for Padlet was acquired by the University a few months ago, and members of staff can now create unlimited … Continue reading Padlet Workshop

The Crime Walk Project

Monday 5th November 2018, 12.30pm to 2.00pm Speakers: Maggie O’Neill and Ruth Penfold Mounce, Department of Sociology (Criminology) Location: Room H/G/09, Heslington Hall, Campus West Workshop Summary The York Crime Walk was developed as a pedagogical tool to introduce BA Criminology and BA Sociology/Criminology students (and also at Open Days and Visit Days) to the … Continue reading The Crime Walk Project

How can we use games and play to encourage students to become active participants in creative learning?

Thursday 25th October 2018, 12.30pm to 2.00pm Speakers: Pen Holland and Katie Smith, Department of Biology, University of York Location: Room P/T/111, Physics library reading room, Campus West Workshop Summary While the great debate about learning styles rumbles on, the most important thing in developing life-long learners is not how they learn, but that they … Continue reading How can we use games and play to encourage students to become active participants in creative learning?

Enabling Equal Access to Opportunity in a Research-led Teaching and Learning Environment

Wednesday 3 October 2018, 12.30pm to 2.00pm Speaker: Matthew Ingram, Office of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni, University of York Location: Room HG/21, Heslington Hall, Campus West Workshop Summary Research-led teaching and learning clearly has the potential to offer students the chance to achieve incredible things as part of their studies – it might enable students … Continue reading Enabling Equal Access to Opportunity in a Research-led Teaching and Learning Environment