Our latest monthly post from the Forum committee, Dr Glenn Hurst from the Department of Chemistry reflects on working collaboratively to facilitate active learning. Following their FORUM workshop on active learning, Glenn Hurst and Jill Webb, from the York Management School worked together once again to facilitate a component of the new summer activity for students studying … Continue reading An Interdisciplinary Summer for Interdisciplinary Students
The 2015 Learning and Teaching conference was held on 10 June 2015, with almost 150 delegates, from across the university and externally present. This is the University’s annual event to celebrate, showcase and disseminate the wealth of good practice in learning and teaching across the University. This year, the main conference theme was based around addressing inclusivity, … Continue reading Annual Learning and Teaching Conference: One size does not fit all: ensuring all students reach their potential
i) Effective group work in the multi-cultural classroom: a video presentation Chris Copland - Education Abstract | Handout: Session F | Forum magazine article | Recording (University of York login required) This session was run as a groupwork session (appropriately enough) framed around a sequence of three video clips*, with specific topics to focus on before watching each video: … Continue reading L&T Session F – The Multi-cultural classroom
Victoria Jack - CELT Education Abstract | Presentation: Session A | Session A: Group work, background text | Forum magazine article | Recording (University of York login required) Report Victoria Jack from the Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) at the University of York led Session A at the 11th University of York Learning and Teaching Conference which took place on 10th … Continue reading L&T Session A – Giving everyone a voice All students in small groups want to say something
Chris Copland explores group dynamics and how the international classroom can be advantageous THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN FORUM 38: 18-19 Working in groups is one of the most productive forms of active learning. It maximises opportunities for each class member to play a part. Skills can be shared and concepts examined from a … Continue reading Effective group work in the multi-cultural classroom
Victoria Jack, explores why students might be reluctant to contribute to groups and how we might address this AN EDITED VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN FORUM 38: 16-17 Introduction Teaching staff often report frustration at student reticence to participate in seminars/group work or that these interactions are frequently dominated by a small … Continue reading Hearing Silent Voices: Diversity in Seminars and Group Work
The Forum workshop earlier this week explored Problem Based Learning (PBL) and provided a fascinating and inspiring insight from the York Law School (YLS) into the realities of designing and delivering an entire curriculum with PBL at its heart. From the outset though the presenters were at pains to point out that this was not a … Continue reading Workshop follow-up: PBL a fairy tale
The most recent version of the magazine, edited by Paola Zerilli, focusses on Supervising Independent Work. The articles include subjects such as final year projects, Law School Clinics, Group research projects, Becoming a researcher, Supervising international students and Masters students' views on independent work and supervision.