The Promise and Perils of Learning on the Move: Walking as a Teaching Tool

This session took place as part of the 2020 Conference. The presenters were Ruth Penfold-Mounce. Abstract: Walking is an experiential and a well-established method for conducting ethnographic research and as a route to understanding and perceiving an environment. However there is limited use of walking as a research led pedagogic tool. This workshop proposes walking … Continue reading The Promise and Perils of Learning on the Move: Walking as a Teaching Tool

Introducing students to effective learning strategies on a university-wide scale

This session took place as part of the 2020 Conference. The presenters were Walter Jansen. Abstract: Did you know that 75% of the students use ineffective learning strategies when preparing for their exams and tutorials? When entering university, it is difficult to find a good study strategy. Based on decades of cognitive psychological research on … Continue reading Introducing students to effective learning strategies on a university-wide scale

Our own Special Ks: Kamishibai and its “kyoiku” (educational) power

This session took place as part of the 2020 Conference. The presenters were Géraldine Enjelvin, Megumi Bailey, Holly Williams. Abstract: Since November 2017, we (from the Language & Linguistic Science department) have guest-taught a 1h30 session on Kamishibai in the Perspectives on Literacy module (Education Department). Kamishibai, an ancient Japanese picture-storytelling tradition, has been revived … Continue reading Our own Special Ks: Kamishibai and its “kyoiku” (educational) power

The Graphic Novel Collection – Learning with Pictures

This session took place as part of the 2020 Conference. The presenters were Lucy Atkinson and Martin Philip. Abstract: This lightning talk aims to highlight the range of graphic novels in the University of York library. Over the past 18 months they have been broadening this collection to include newer titles, with a focus on … Continue reading The Graphic Novel Collection – Learning with Pictures

Reflections on disability, inclusion & accessibility in academia

This session took place as part of the 2020 Conference. The presenters were Yota Dimitriadi. Abstract: There is increased attention in supporting and embracing diversity and inclusion in Higher Education that may have shaped the ways that we work with a growing number of staff and students with disabilities. These approaches can be in the … Continue reading Reflections on disability, inclusion & accessibility in academia

Graduate Attributes Badges: Verifying the Delivery of Employability Skills

This session took place as part of the 2021 Conference. The presenters were A. Sotiriadou, Z. Tatsioka, N. Tsorakidis, S. Savvidou and P. Kefalas;. Abstract: Recommendations of our Industrial Advisory Boards and Professional Societies guided us in CITY College, University of York Europe on forming a belief that discipline specific skills and knowledge alone are … Continue reading Graduate Attributes Badges: Verifying the Delivery of Employability Skills

Undertaking a Placement Year in the Covid-19 pandemic

This session took place as part of the 2021 Conference. The presenters were Govind Panesar, Taylor Atkinson and Katy Elliot. Abstract: We are a group of placement year students working within Careers and Placements at the University of York. We are based within the Employer Engagement and Events Team, Student Development and Leadership Team and … Continue reading Undertaking a Placement Year in the Covid-19 pandemic

Employability Skills in Counselling Programmes: how they are developed and exercised in our Community Counselling Center

This session took place as part of the 2021 Conference. The presenters were Suzie Savvidou. Abstract: Good academic performance cannot guarantee effective practice. There are excellent graduates, who do not perform satisfactorily in real practice. In counselling this tendency becomes even more apparent. There have been developments in HE impacting on assessment strategies. Some of … Continue reading Employability Skills in Counselling Programmes: how they are developed and exercised in our Community Counselling Center

Developing research skills in medical students online using an active research study

This session took place as part of the 2021 Conference. The presenters were Heidi Baseler, Murat Aksoy, Alison Graham, Aziz Asghar. Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to online learning presented a challenge to deliver laboratory-based teaching for medical students. Capitalising on this opportunity, we designed an innovative online teaching unit in which students … Continue reading Developing research skills in medical students online using an active research study

Moocing an impact: What lessons can we learn from massive online courses?

This session took place as part of the 2021 Conference. The presenters were Andy Parsons and Iain Barr. Abstract: The ‘Exploring Everyday Chemistry’ (or eeDc) course is a pioneering University of York free online course, or Mooc, launched in 2017 in response to a national drop in undergraduate chemistry applications. Over five runs of the … Continue reading Moocing an impact: What lessons can we learn from massive online courses?