In 2017 the Newcastle University annual Learning and Teaching Conference took place on 27 March 2017.
Conference theme: Reimagining Teaching Excellence
Newcastle’s commitment to excellent teaching is at the heart of our University mission, and is crucial to our aim of providing an educational experience that challenges and supports our students to fulfil their potential. At a time when external agencies are seeking to define this for us, it is more important than ever that we have a clear understanding of what we as an academic community understand by learninhe phrase ‘teaching excellence’.
Teaching excellence was therefore the focus of the 2017 Conference and the programme for the day provided an opportunity to:
- hear an external view point on teaching excellence from keynote speaker Paul Blackmore – Professor of Higher Education at The Policy Institute, King’s College London
- hear about what our staff and students view as teaching excellence
- see examples of teaching practice and innovation from across the institution
- contribute to how the University will pursue excellence in learning and teaching in the future through a session on the development of our new University Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Strategy.
Resources From The Day
Introduction Presentation from Professor Suzanne Cholerton
Keynote – Professor Paul Blackmore – Professor of Higher Education at The Policy Institute at King’s College London
Teaching Excellence at Newcastle
Newcastle Educators Group – Dr Vanessa Armstrong (Biomedical Sciences), Dr Sara Marsham (Marine Science & Technology) and Dr JC Penet (Modern Languages)
Teaching Excellence Awards (TEAs)
Chris Duddy (Education Officer, NUSU), David Jones (Assistant Development Officer, HaSS Faculty) and Joe Barton (Representation Support Worker, NUSU)
Development of Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Strategy
Facilitated by Craig Smith from Flint Spark Consulting.
Herschel Learning Lab – experiences of use
Mrs Ulrike Thomas – Research Associate, Education Communication and Language Sciences) PowerPoint slides
Dr Ellen Tullo – Lecturer, Biomedical Sciences PowerPoint slides
Professor TT Arvind – Professor of Law, Newcastle Law School PowerPoint slides
Dr James Stanfield – Lecturer, Education Communication and Language Sciences Website
Miss Katie Wray – Lecturer, SAgE Faculty Office PowerPoint slides