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

YALTA talks – an opportunity to hear four outstanding presentations from the recent York Learning and Teaching Award cohort

Monday 15 May 2017, 12.30pm to 2.00pm Lecture room D/L/036, Derwent College We will be hearing from the recent York Learning and Teaching Award cohort on the following: Jet Sanders, Psychology Applying behavioural insights to feedback engagement and other areas of education How do individuals decide whether to drop out of their course? Or what their … Continue reading YALTA talks – an opportunity to hear four outstanding presentations from the recent York Learning and Teaching Award cohort

Team-based learning in Chemistry

Wednesday 28 June 2017, 12.30 pm to 2.00pm Speaker: Glenn Hurst, Associate Lecturer, Department of Chemistry Location: Room HG21, Heslington Hall According to a recent survey, 95% of employers wanted teamwork formally taught and assessed during an undergraduate chemistry degree; and 99% said that these generic skills were at least as important as a candidate’s … Continue reading Team-based learning in Chemistry

Exploring 360° feedback to develop undergraduates’ communication skills

Tuesday 21 March 2017, 12.30pm to 2.00pm Speakers: Rachel Lavelle and Helen Bedford, midwifery lecturers in the Department of Health Sciences Location: Room LMB/036X lecture room, Law Management Building, Heslington east campus Workshop Summary This workshop will explore the value and challenges of facilitating feedback on communication skills performance from a range of sources (e.g. … Continue reading Exploring 360° feedback to develop undergraduates’ communication skills

Making learning authentic: ‘real-world’ assessments for Masters level study

Monday 30 January 2017, 12.30 - 2.00pm Speaker: Dr Jude Brereton, Department of Electronics Workshop Summary Dr Jude Brereton will report on recent 'real-world' assessment tasks incorporated into a new masters level programme in Audio and Music Technology. Four different types of 'real-world' tasks will be presented: a research blog a data-gathering exercise made available … Continue reading Making learning authentic: ‘real-world’ assessments for Masters level study

360° Employability Skills: Understanding, Cultivating and Applying Professional and Continual Development Skills

Workshop presented by Carmen Álvarez-Mayo, Associate Lecturer and Spanish & Portuguese Coordinator, Languages for All, Department of Language and Linguistic Science. 31 October 2016. Slides from the 360° employability skills workshop [PDF] Supporting resources [Padlet] The term employability as we know it has been around since the 1980s, when international corporations, global competition/trade and technology cemented the … Continue reading 360° Employability Skills: Understanding, Cultivating and Applying Professional and Continual Development Skills

How do you solve a problem like literature searching?

How do you solve a problem like literature searching? Adding professional value to academic skills development David Brown, Acting Academic Liaison Team Manager at Information Services, delivered on 14 November the third 2016/17 Forum workshop. Slides: How do you solve a problem like literature searching? As the title suggests, there is a link between ‘literature searching’ … Continue reading How do you solve a problem like literature searching?