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

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?

Disseminating the Developing Intercultural Engagement Project

Monday 25 June 2018, 12.30pm to 2.00pm Speakers: Thomas Jochum-Critchley and Nadine Saupe, Assoicate Lecturers in German, Department of Language and Linguistic Science Location: Room HG/17, Heslington Hall, Campus West Workshop Summary Placement learning is becoming prominent feature of undergraduate programmes at our university. The challenges for curriculum design, such as its alignment with programme … Continue reading Disseminating the Developing Intercultural Engagement Project

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

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 Workshop Summary 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 … Continue reading Inclusive learning and teaching environments