Annual Conference

University of York Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2017

The York Pedagogy – making it work
Tuesday 20 June, 9.00am – 5.00pm, Heslington West campus
The York Pedagogy will shape the ways in which we consider our programmes, our teaching and assessment for years to come, defining our institution’s learning culture and setting performance expectations. All programmes will have distinctive and clear objectives, and modules will be designed to offer progress towards them.  Student work will also support progress towards these objectives and assessments, though largely delivered at module level, will ultimately demonstrate attainment of overarching objectives. Interactions between students and staff will propel students’ work and programmes will define what students can expect from their department and university. The 2017 conference will provide an excellent opportunity for discussion of how departments are managing these changes to their programmes, exploring challenges, opportunities and benefits as a result of implementation.

Conference Programme

Check back here after the conference for links to videos of the sessions (York uni access only). Please tweet us during the conference: @UOYForum using #YorkLT17

08.30 Conference organisers available / poster set up in the Atrium, Spring Lane Building (SLB)
09.15 Poster session and registration opens with tea and coffee in the Atrium,
10.10 Welcome in SLB/118: Phil Lightfoot, Chair of Learning and Teaching Forum (Physics)
Workshop A

10.30 – 11.30
Exhibition Centre Teaching Rooms

(A1) To boldly go: Creating inclusive learning and teaching environments
Claire Shanks, Open Door and Disability Services; Liz Waller, Information Services; and Maria Ayaz, Equality and Diversity Office
(A2) Designing authentic assessment tools for experiential learning
Andrew Kerrigan, Centre for Global Programmes
(A3) Reflections on the Social and Political Sciences peer assisted learning pilot
Simon Parker and Luke Carroll, Politics; and Tamlyn Ryan and Lucy Hodgetts, Learning Enhancement Team, Academic Support Office
(A4) Digital portraits and future prospects – understanding employability at York
Clare Jackson, Daryl Martin and Rosie Smith, Sociology; Vicky Barton, Careers and Placements; and Katy Mann Benn, Learning Enhancement Team, Academic Support Office
(A5) The pros and cons of option modules
Victor Chechik, Chemistry
Workshop B

11.40 – 12.30
Exhibition Centre Teaching Rooms

(B1) Students as partners in curriculum design
Jill Webb and Caroline Chaffer, The York Management School
(B2) Freedom to learn – Assessment and the student experience
Rosie Smith, Clare Jackson and Daryl Martin, Sociology; and Lucy Hodgetts, Learning Enhancement Team, Academic Support Office
(B3) Group student-led research projects- Promoting motivation for research methods and self-efficacy for the empirical dissertation
Zoe Handley,Lynda Dunlop and Khaled El Ebyary, Education
(B4) Programme-level approaches to skills development in modular degrees
Claire Hughes and Abigail Parrish, Environment
(B5) Enabling active learning through technology: Using cases, instructional design and delivery responsibilities
Richard Walker and Wayne Britcliffe, E-Learning Development Team, Academic Support Office
12.45 – 13.30 Poster session and lunch in the Atrium, SLB
13.40 – 14.55 Keynote lecture in SLB/118

John Robinson, PVC for Teaching, Learning and Students
Pedagogy and Curiosity: How we can offer a distinctive research-intensive learning experience through the Pedagogy

15.00 – 15.35 Poster session and afternoon tea in the Atrium, SLB
15.40 – 16.40 Plenary (three concurrent sessions): split by Faculty, discussing common challenges/opportunities chaired by Faculty co-ordinators in Exhibition Centre teaching rooms

C1 Arts and Humanities PL005
C2 Social Sciences PT005
C3 Sciences PT006

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