[Past Event] EPS Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference

The EPS Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference took place on 20th March 2013.  The intention was to promote an ongoing discussion of the importance of teaching and learning (and research/development into this) and ways in which we can improve our teaching, networking and collaboration. The conference showcased examples of good practice across the Faculty (including internal and nationally funded projects).The Higher Education Advisors for Engineering & Materials and Physical Sciences also spoke about current priorities for HE and networking and funding possibilities and teaching & learning specialists will be discussing the Manchester agenda concerning these areas.

The conference was especially relevant to anyone wishing to seek accreditation for their teaching through the Higher Education Academy. We are now required to evidence awareness and participation in the scholarship of teaching and learning, so this event was intended to provide food for thought. For more information around this, please see the UK Professional Standards Framework  at http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ukpsf

As a result we hope to encourage the development of special interest groups where new ideas can flourish and be supported.

The agenda for the conference was as follows:

Timings:

12.30-1.15: Registration, lunch and networking

1.15-1.45: Introduction and comments from HEA Advisors: Gill Cooke (Engineering and Materials) and Paul Yates (Physical Sciences)

1.45-2.00: Introduction from the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning

2.00-2.45: Parallel sessions A

2.45-3.15: Refreshments and networking

3.15-4.00: Parallel sessions B

4.00-4.30: Plenary discussions and action plans (led by Danielle George (AD Teaching and Learning EPS) with additional comments from Mantz Yorke and HEA Advisors

Introduction and comments from HEA Advisors: Gill Cooke (Engineering and Materials) and Paul Yates (Physical Sciences)

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Parallel Sessions A:

‘What’s the best way to pass on information and good advice to our students? Two projects will be explored: one to support international students and the other to support students with Asperger’s Syndrome’ – Mark Hughes (Physics and Astronomy)

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‘Support to first year UG students in Mathematics in EEE’ – Fumie Costen (EEE)

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‘Richness, responsiveness and relationship: using rich media materials to enhance teaching of core concepts – Fiona Saunders (MACE)

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‘Aspects of the flipped lecture’ – Paul Yates (HEA Advisor, Physical Sciences)

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‘Textiles has talent’: enhancing delivery, content and assessment of professional and employability skills – Liz Barnes (Materials)

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‘Embedding employability enhancement: the use of surveys to establish efficacy’ – Frances Hill (MACE)

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Parallel Sessions B:

‘A blended approach to embedding employability skills and global societal responsibility: an NTFS study through a Masters unit in managing humanitarian aid projects’ –  Bland Tomkinson (MACE)

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‘Distance learning, challenges and opportunities’… Andy Gale (MACE)

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‘Reducing plagiarism through better training’ – David Schultz (EAES)

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‘Gender difference in the conceptual understanding of Newtonian mechanics: a UK cross-institution comparison’ – Marion Birch & Niels Walet (Physics)

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‘Student views on aspects of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning’ – (Students from Physics and Astronomy)

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‘Learning styles: variations amongst students; differences between cultures and disciplines’ – Frances Hill (MACE)

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[Past Event] EPS Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference
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