2018 Conference Lightning Talks

The 2018 Conference will include a series of lightning talks, as follows (links to abstract): Effective Rediscovery - A Challenge for Module Tutors Research-led production of a new green chemistry children’s book resource with students as partners Multimodal Learning for Digital Literacy Improving Engagement and Learning in Practical Classes – Transforming Demonstrators to Enable Students … Continue reading 2018 Conference Lightning Talks

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 Abstract The great debate about learning styles rumbles on, but the most important thing in developing life-long learners is not how they learn, but that they learn because they want to. From early babyhood to adulthood, people engage in learning through games and play. Small … Continue reading How can we use games and play to encourage students to become active participants in creative learning?

Student Research Internships as a Mechanism for Research-led Teaching

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 Abstract Each summer many students complete a research internship at the University. These typically involve working with staff to complete short, focused projects in their research areas. With the introduction … Continue reading Student Research Internships as a Mechanism for Research-led Teaching

Integrating Successful Student Owned Learning with a Research Intensive University

Samantha Pugh, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds Abstract There is currently much dialogue within higher education regarding the role that learners can have in enhancing their own learning experience and the opportunities that universities should provide to enable them to do so. There is increasing recognition of the importance of the ‘student … Continue reading Integrating Successful Student Owned Learning with a Research Intensive University

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 Abstract The workshop will share design ideas, subsequent experiences and feedback from a new module focused on developing student analysis, research and application skills, fundamental to success in future careers. The module design combines contextual advanced problem-based learning ("PBL+") and enquiry-based learning skills. Students apply PBL+ … Continue reading Led-research: using PBL+ and enquiry-based learning to develop student analysis, research, and application skills

Learning Through Crying: Overcoming the Reality Gap in Management Strategy Education through Active Learning via a Complex Geo-Political Simulation

Jonathan Fanning, York Management School, University of York Abstract The public image of a no-nothing consultant who enters companies and offers very little useful help has a basis in reality. Many consultants and strategy educators do not have a firm grasp of the realities of “doing strategy” nor an understanding that the problems with strategy … Continue reading Learning Through Crying: Overcoming the Reality Gap in Management Strategy Education through Active Learning via a Complex Geo-Political Simulation

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

Matthew Ingram, Office of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni, University of York Abstract 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 to place themselves at the forefront of research discourses, to develop as independent and entrepreneurial thinkers, … Continue reading Enabling Equal Access to Opportunity in a Research-led Teaching and Learning Environment

Embedding research in problem-based learning: opportunities and challenges

Martin Veysey, Hull York Medical School, University of York Abstract Background Since inception, Hull York Medical School has used problem-based learning as the key modality for teaching first and second year undergraduate medical students. This analytical approach lends itself to enquiry and research, but the opportunity to embed research-led teaching within PBL has been variably … Continue reading Embedding research in problem-based learning: opportunities and challenges

Turn to the self: How autoethnography could help teaching practice and student participation

Caitlin Kitchener, Department of Archaeology, University of York Abstract Autoethnography is an exciting methodology that seeks to reconcile the tension between the researcher and researched by recognising how the self can be an important and valid site of study. Through being a highly reflexive and personal method, it can translate to the self analysis of … Continue reading Turn to the self: How autoethnography could help teaching practice and student participation

YLTA presentations – Supporting student learning in a diverse classroom

Thursday 31 May 2018, 12.30pm to 14.00 Speakers: Marina Cantarutti - Department of Language and Linguistic Science; Agata Lambrechts - Department of Education; Daniel South - Department of English and Related Literature; Kirstie Wailes-Newson - Department of Psychology Location: Room HG/21, Heslington Hall, Campus West Workshop Summary Our student population is more diverse than ever. … Continue reading YLTA presentations – Supporting student learning in a diverse classroom