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.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
We are inviting colleagues to contribute workshops and poster presentations. Deadline for workshop submissions is Wednesday 15 February 2017 and for poster submissions, Thursday 6 April 2017.
Suggested workshop themes:
- Securing staff buy-in to a programme level approach to teaching;
- Best strategies/pathways to propel learning towards programme learning outcomes;
- Communicating strategies for learning to current students;
- How to translate the pedagogy into a marketing tool for prospective students;
- Using technology to propel learning outside of contact hours;
- Applying the principles of the pedagogy in future years;
- Perceived benefits of the pedagogy;
- Students as partners in curriculum design;
- Learning activities which promote active student engagement both within and outside contact hours;
- Optimising staff-student contact time;
- Diversification of assessment and synoptic testing to better align with programme learning outcomes;
- Engaging students with feedback;
- Embedding and capturing digital literacy skills;
- Ways in which combined programmes can better draw on the benefits of interdisciplinary study;
- Developing and assessing group work throughout a programme;
- Peer assisted learning.