Experiences of Learning and Teaching in breakout rooms

This session took place as part of the Learning and teaching @York in the Coronavirus Pandemic: Continuing the conversation (Spring term 2021). The presenters were Taryn Bell and Caitlin Kitchener. Abstract: Taryn and Caitlin provides some reflection on the use of breakout rooms with first and second year students in discussion-based online seminars within the … Continue reading Experiences of Learning and Teaching in breakout rooms

Teaching and Collaborating in WebBased Virtual Reality

This session took place as part of the Learning and teaching @York in the Coronavirus Pandemic: Continuing the conversation (Spring term 2021). The presenters were Mary Stewart-David. Abstract: Mary provided a summary of her experiences with WebVR and pointed to some of the advantages over web conferencing for synchronous learning and teaching activities. She noted … Continue reading Teaching and Collaborating in WebBased Virtual Reality

Experiences and reflections on the impact of Covid on in-person teaching

This session took place as part of the Learning and teaching @York in the Coronavirus Pandemic: Continuing the conversation (Spring term 2021). The presenters were Stephanie Luke. Abstract: Stephanie provided an insight into her experiences of teaching under socially-distancing restrictions, supported by research into the experiences and preferences of her students. You can access the … Continue reading Experiences and reflections on the impact of Covid on in-person teaching

‘Fireside chats’: Weekly podcasts in an autumn 2020 module

This session took place as part of the Learning and teaching @York in the Coronavirus Pandemic: Continuing the conversation (Spring term 2021). The presenters were Mark Egan. Abstract: Mark provided a summary of his experiences of informal podcast-inspired sessions for students involving relaxed academic discussion of topics related to the module. The module leaders and … Continue reading ‘Fireside chats’: Weekly podcasts in an autumn 2020 module

Monitoring engagement in and responding to questions from a large (n=188) student cohort module and keeping sane

This session took place as part of the Learning and teaching @York in the Coronavirus Pandemic: Continuing the conversation (Spring term 2021). The presenters were Tony Ward. Abstract: Tony provided an overview of his approach to monitoring attendance and engagement, and keeping in contact with his students on a large module (n=188) in Electronic Engineering. … Continue reading Monitoring engagement in and responding to questions from a large (n=188) student cohort module and keeping sane

Teaching Methods to Undergraduates in COVID: The Good, the Bad and the Take-away

This session took place as part of the Learning and teaching @York in the Coronavirus Pandemic: Continuing the conversation (Spring term 2021). The presenters were Lisa O'Malley and Dan Horsfall. Abstract: Lisa and Dan focused on a second year core undergraduate module and highlighted how it exemplified some of the wider challenges the Department faced … Continue reading Teaching Methods to Undergraduates in COVID: The Good, the Bad and the Take-away

Reflections on Learning and Assessment in Economics

This session took place as part of the Learning and teaching @York in the Coronavirus Pandemic: Continuing the conversation (Spring term 2021). The presenters were Michael Thornton and Mathilde Peron. Abstract: Michael provided an overview of the approaches taken in the Department of Economics from the initial replacement of first year summative assessment with a … Continue reading Reflections on Learning and Assessment in Economics

Understanding and improving practice learning experiences and outcomes for BAME social work students

This session took place as part of the 2020 Conference. The presenters were Hannah Jobling, Kelly Devenney, Jenny Threlfall, Polly Sykes. Abstract: Social work students from black and ethnic minority backgrounds have poorer continuation rates and attainment outcomes compared to their white peers (Fairtlough et al, 2013). Placements appear to be a particular site of … Continue reading Understanding and improving practice learning experiences and outcomes for BAME social work students