Education for Life: celebrating partnership, encouraging innovation
This year’s Learning and Teaching Conference took place on the 21 March 2018. Staff from across the University came together to explore the following questions:
How do we provide education for life, across all of our campuses?
How can we engage, challenge and support our students to discover and fulfill their potential in Newcastle, London, Singapore and Malaysia?
This conference highlighted partnerships, encouraged innovation, and celebrated effective teaching. Full legacy resources are available below:
Programme and abstract booklet available
The full programme from the day is available.
Delegates attended a range of sessions including:
- Professor Suzanne Cholerton, PVC Learning and Teaching, who introduced the new education strategy for Newcastle University.
- Keynote presentation on Learning Gain from Dr Camille Kandiko Howson, Academic Head of Student Engagement, King’s College London.
- A range of fascinating guest speakers invited from partner higher education providers.
- A lively mix of hands on workshops, presentations, lightning talks and posters provided an opportunity to showcase your own excellent and effective teaching.
- Opportunities to network with colleagues involved in Learning and Teaching from across the institution.
You can read abstracts from all of the presenters in this abstract booklet.
We have included a number of resources from the conference below including ReCap recordings and presentation slides.
This year 3 Newcastle University students produced some excellent videos to showcase the event. You can take a look at these on LTDS website
Welcome: Professor Chris Day, Vice-Chancellor and President, Newcastle University
Keynote: Newcastle University Education Strategy: Professor Suzanne Cholerton, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching, Newcastle University
Strand B. Presentations: How might we develop students as whole people, preparing them to flourish for futures we can’t predict
Delivering Newcastle degrees in partnership: The challenges and opportunities of delivering joint programmes in Singapore for a sustainable future in SE Asia PowerPoint slides
Prof Matt Bentley, Head of Academic Operations in Singapore, Newcastle University in Singapore
The skills of employability- How teamwork and collaboration between students, professional services, professionals and academics has transformed the School of Modern Language’s Employability Agenda PowerPoint slides
Dr JC Penet, Lecturer, School of Modern Languages and Jos Harrison, Careers Adviser, Careers Service
The role of character-led education for the 4th industrial revolution PowerPoint slides
Prof Amanda Broderick, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Newcastle University London
Strand C. Presentations: How might a research intensive environment add value to the education of all students at all stages
Recommendations for integrating innovative and creative learning approaches within higher education?PowerPoint slides
Dr Iain Keenan, Lecturer, School of Medical Education
Using neuroscience research to influence teaching: Could ‘spaced learning’ working in higher education? PowerPoint slides
Dr Paul Hubbard, Teaching Fellow, School of Medical Education
Challenges and opportunities from research-informed teaching PowerPoint slides
Dr Cindy Lee, Assistant Professor and Director of Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Newcastle University in Singapore
Strand B. Lightning Talks
How can we encourage an educational experience supported and enhanced by technology?
Using ePortfolio to record the development of professional behavioural attributes and facilitate reflective practice in Pharmacy PowerPoint slides
Dr Hamde Nazar, Senior Lecturer, School of Pharmacy and Simon Cotterill, L & T Projects and Innovation Manager, Learning Technologies Support Unit, Faculty of Medical Sciences
Supporting the student voice through the MBBS Medical Learning Environment
Dr David Kennedy Deputy Head of School, School of Medical Education and John Moss Learning Technology Systems Manager, Learning Technology Support Unit, Faculty of Medical Sciences
Successful use of multiple technologies to reinforce anatomy and physiology theory for first year sport and exercise science undergraduates PowerPoint slides
Dr Chris Eggett, Senior Lecturer, School of Biomedical Sciences
How might we develop students as whole people, preparing them to flourish for futures we can’t predict?
Cultivating resilience through mindfulness PowerPoint slides
Michael Atkinson, Teaching Fellow, School of Medical Education and Dr Richy Hetherington, Postgraduate Skills Development Co-ordinator, Faculty of Medical Sciences Graduate School
Joey Jenkins, Postgraduate Research Student, Dr Heike Pichler, Senior Lecturer, Jasmine Warburton, Postgraduate Research Student, Kaleigh Woolford, Postgraduate Research Student, School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics.
Embedding employability skills in an action learning module PowerPoint slides
Dr Sharron Kuznesof, Senior Lecturer, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and Dr Helen Mason, Teaching Fellow, School of Biomedical Sciences
How do we adopt and develop approaches to education which actively engage students in their learning?
Innovation through collaboration: using blended learning to enhance PGR learning experiences at NCL & NU London PowerPoint slides
Rosalind Beaumont, Lecturer in Postgraduate Skills and eLearning Development, Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Office, Adam Potts, Teaching Fellow, Philosophical Studies and Nuala Davis, Development Officer, Learning and Teaching Development Service
Learning and teaching sustainability through Marine Engineering design PowerPoint slides
Dr Ivan Tam, Director of Operations and Associate Professor in Marine Engineering Design & Technology, Newcastle University in Singapore
To flip, or not to flip: that is the question PowerPoint slides
Dr Javier Munguia, School of Engineering and Dr Joan Harvey, Senior Lecturer School of Psychology/School of Engineering
Strand C. Presentations: How can we encourage an educational experience supported and enhanced by technology?
VLE Strategic Review: Where are we now and what’s next PowerPoint slides
Professor T.T. Arvind, Professor, Newcastle Law School and Lisa Fishburn, Development Officer, Learning and Teaching Development Service
Working Together: The enhanced collaborative capabilities of Microsoft’s Office 365
Marc Bennett, Learning Technologist, NUIT and Graham Collins, Research Computing Analyst, NUIT
Developing collaborative critical thinking beyond the classroom PowerPoint slides
Reflecting on partnership: Articulating the purpose of academic representation at Newcastle University
Rowan South, Education Officer, Dr Joe Barton, Representation & Research Coordinator, George Watkins, Representation & Democracy Manager, Newcastle University Student Union, Sam Cooke, Student, School Rep for English Literature, Language and Linguistics.
Delegates worked together in this interactive session. You can download the worksheet used here.
Keynote: Learning gain: Dr Camille Kandiko Howson, Academic Head of Student Engagement, King’s College London
Full details of the presentations and lightning talks are available in the conference programme.
Thank you to staff for voting in the poster competition. Please see the winners below and you can still view the view the posters here.
Young Marketers 4 the North East
Dr Elena Chatzopoulou, Lecturer, Newcastle University Business School (NUBS)
Game-enhanced learning in natural sciences teaching
Dr Alison Graham, Lecturer
Dr Sara Marsham, Senior Lecturer
School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Expectations, inclusion and assessment: Extended induction workshops for MA (Education): International Perspectives students
Noelia Cacheiro Quintas, Teaching Fellow in Spanish, School of Modern Languages
Rene Koglbauer, Executive Director of North Leadership Centre, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
These awards were presented to the best Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) submissions voted for by members of Newcastle University Technology Enhanced Learning Advocates (NUTELA)
1st Place- Mathematical skills catch-up: Developing a University-wide solution through online formative tests, Chris Graham, SAGE, Mathematics and Statistics
2nd Place- Developing collaborative critical thinking beyond the classroom Boguslaw Ostrowski, English Teacher, INTO Newcastle University
3rd Place- Successful use of multiple technologies to reinforce anatomy and physiology theory for first year sport and exercise science undergraduates Dr Chris Eggett, Senior Lecturer, School of Biomedical Sciences
Further conference details
- How do we adopt and develop approaches to education which actively engage students in their learning?
- How might a research intensive environment add value to the education of all students at all stages?
- How can we encourage an educational experience supported and enhanced by technology?
- How might we develop students as whole people, preparing them to flourish for futures we can’t predict?
- For academics, students and Professional Services staff involved in learning and teaching at all Newcastle University campuses to solve problems, explore, reflect, network, influence and learn.
- Some travel bursaries were available for NU London, Newcastle University Singapore and NUMed Malaysia attendees.
- All sessions were, wherever possible were livestreamed and/or ReCapped.
If you are interested in attending the 2019 Learning and Teaching Conference you can sign up to the reminder service here and we will let you know once registrations are open.
Full details of the 2019 conference will be made available on the LTDS website.
If you have any questions please get in touch with LTDS@ncl.ac.uk