Inclusive learning and teaching environments

Thursday 15 February 2018, 12.30pm to 2.00pm Speaker: Claire Shanks, Disability Services Location: Room P/T/007, Heslington west campus Inclusive Teaching or Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a relatively new concept in higher education that means we have to change how we think about educational practice so that a greater diversity of students is included … Continue reading Inclusive learning and teaching environments

An introduction to digital literacy: what does a digitally literate student look like?

Tuesday 30 January 2018, 12.30pm to 2.00pm Speakers: Susan Halfpenny and Michelle Blake, Library and Archives Location: Room HG21, Heslington Hall As technology becomes an ever more ubiquitous facet of modern work, education and entertainment, the ability to effectively use, manipulate and develop digital technologies is fast becoming a requirement for operating successfully in society. … Continue reading An introduction to digital literacy: what does a digitally literate student look like?

Integrating problem-based learning into programmes: practicalities, ideas and potential benefits

Friday 17 November 2017, 12.30pm to 2.00pm Speaker: Scott Slorach, Director of Learning and Teaching in the York Law School Location: Room RCH/103, Ron Cooke Hub, Heslington east campus This workshop will offer participants a range of practical perspectives and ideas on the design and integration of problem-based learning (PBL) into curricula at both UG … Continue reading Integrating problem-based learning into programmes: practicalities, ideas and potential benefits

Embedding employability into teaching: The Sociology experience

Thursday 2 November 2017, 12.30pm to 2.00pm Speakers: Ruth Penfold Mounce, Daryl Martin, Rosie Smith, Clare Jackson, Vicky Barton and Katy Mann Benn Location: Room W/N/307 One of the first questions that parents and prospective students raise on Open Days to the Sociology Department is ‘so what jobs can you do with a BA Sociology’? … Continue reading Embedding employability into teaching: The Sociology experience

Enabling active learning through technology: Using cases, instructional design and delivery responsibilities

Richard Walker and Wayne Britcliffe, E-Learning Development Team, Academic Support Office Abstract User-led design reflects a paradigm shift in pedagogic practice, re-envisioning the role of students as producers rather than consumers of learning (Bruns, 2006). Implicit in this design approach is an acknowledgement that students have the skills and capability to engage in collaborative knowledge … Continue reading Enabling active learning through technology: Using cases, instructional design and delivery responsibilities

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 Abstract This workshop is delivered in two parts: Part A: TESTA and the York Pedagogy TESTA (Transforming the Experience of Students through Assessment) has become an increasingly popular tool for departments wishing to investigate the nature of assessment … Continue reading Freedom to learn – Assessment and the student experience

Students as Partners in Curriculum Design

 Jill Webb and Caroline Chaffer, The York Management School Abstract The workshop provides an opportunity for participants to consider the ways in which they might work with students as partners in curriculum design and to share experiences of working collaboratively with students in this way. A case study from the Management School will be used … Continue reading Students as Partners in Curriculum Design

The pros and cons of option modules

Victor Chechik, Chemistry Abstract This workshop will focus on the role of option modules in the University teaching. Options look attractive to UCAS applicants and allow students to study the topics they are most interested in. However, there are also many disadvantages associated with offering a large number of option modules. These include excessive staff … Continue reading The pros and cons of option modules

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 Abstract In this paper we discuss student engagement in the Sociology department with Employability initiatives and projects. The paper draws on data gathered from focus groups with Year 1 and 2 students … Continue reading Digital portraits and future prospects – understanding employability at York

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 Abstract As part of its Learning Enhancement strategy for the York Pedagogy, the School of SPS identified a need to support students in navigating the differences between individual academic departments and cultures and to develop greater confidence … Continue reading Reflections on the Social and Political Sciences peer assisted learning pilot