The York Learning and Teaching Forum organises the University’s Learning and Teaching Conference to provide an opportunity to exchange ideas, and to celebrate and disseminate good practice in learning and teaching. Typically, this annual conference is hosted during week 9 or 10 of the summer term.
2018 Conference: Research-led teaching – in pursuit of excellence
Research-led teaching and learning are distinguishing features of Russell Group universities. They are also key factors that influence students’ choice of university and their satisfaction with their course. Translating research excellence into learning opportunities to expose students to current research, including our own contributions to the discipline, are priorities from the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy and form core elements of the York Pedagogy. York has an outstanding reputation for research in many fields and is well-placed to inspire and engage students. The University ensures that students benefit from the very latest knowledge and thinking, enabling them to develop analytical skills vital to their future careers.
However, despite clear and numerous benefits of bridging the traditional divide between research and teaching, achieving these objectives presents several challenges. This conference will explore how these challenges can be overcome by showcasing examples of best practice in research-led teaching. This will be achieved through keynote presentations, lightning talks, discussion workshops and poster sessions. Join us to contribute to the debate.
Conferences Archive (2008 – 2017)
Check out our conference archive pages for access to the 2017 conference including the keynote and workshop abstracts, slides, chair’s summaries and links to Panopto video recordings of the sessions. These archive pages will shortly be updated with information regarding our previous conferences.