With over 280 delegates, 12 lightning talk videos, 9 live sessions and some creative entries to the poster competition, our first online learning and teaching conference had something for everyone. Thank you to all colleagues and students for getting involved and sharing some of their teaching and learning successes and challenges from the past year.
You can find a number of resources from the week below and we look forward to seeing you all at the next event.
Introduction from the Vice-Chancellor
Professor Chris Day introduces the conference celebrating the many collaborative, creative and impactful approaches to teaching across the University. He also highlights the achievements of Professor Suzanne Cholerton, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Education, who is retiring this year.
Opening Keynote Address: Education for All?
Professor Sue Rigby, Vice-Chancellor, Bath Spa University
Professor Sue Rigby opened the event with her address intended to provoke, asking colleagues and students to think about some key questions:
- Why doesn’t everyone thrive at University?
- Attainment gap or awarding gap?
- Thrive or strive: Is learning purposeful? Is it effective? Is it challenging? Is it engaging?
Watch Education for All? Keynote address
Lightning Talk videos
A diverse range of approaches to teaching and learning all covered in less then 7 minutes. With contributions from colleagues from Schools and Service across the University these are a great resource if you’re looking for some new ideas:
- Time to unlock your talent Tong Xin, School of Computing
- Supportive Practice Tool Kevin Johnson, Student Health and Wellbeing Service
- Student (mis) understanding of citation practice Sarah Carnegie, Newcastle University Business School
- Virtual Reality Game for chemical engineering education and training Ryo Toyoda, School of Engineering
- Differentiating Specialisms Karen Murad, School of History, Classics and Archaeology
- Recent Developments of MSP George Stagg, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics
- An exploration of individual student generated videos creation as an assessment method Nick Howey, Newcastle University Business School
- How representative is our student representation system Dr Luisa Wakeling, School of Dental Sciences
- Managing Diversity through Technology Dr Yen Nee Tan, Newcastle University in Singapore
- Learning Styles of stage one medical students Ratnapdeep Saha, NUMed Malaysia
- Lessons from a Continuing Professional Development Programme Dr Tejal Shah, Institute of Coding
- Newcastle Calls Project Barbara Guidarelli and Dr Cristina Peligra, School of Modern Languages
Congratulations to Rosalind Beaumont, HaSS Faculty Office and Nuala Davies, LTDS who won this year’s poster competition with their poster:
Winning the Blended Learning Game (step by step) Flipping the HaSS PG Cert Research Training over three years.
You can still view all of this year’s poster submissions
All live sessions were recorded so if you missed any or want to revisit some of the talks you can at the links below:
- Tackling the awarding gap for BAME students, Workshop Dr Ruth Graham – HaSS Faculty, Laura Johnstone and Daniel Homer – Learning & Teaching Development Service
- Enhancing the levels of student voice Dr Alessio Iannetti and Muaz Ibrahim, School of Pharmacy
- The student as lecturer Dr Hélène Tyrell, Newcastle Law School
- Sustainable futures: how can Higher Education Institutions integrate social responsibility and sustainable development issues into the curriculum? Tracy Scurry, Associate Dean, HaSS Faculty and Naomi Oosman-Watts, Assistant Director, Careers Service
- Learner – centred education: Empowering individual learners through student-centred experiential learning Dr Orla Collins, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Microsoft Sway – An accessible and inclusive online learning tool Linda Jose, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
- It’s not just about the science-attribute development and recognition via final year dissertations Dr Vanessa Armstrong, School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Sciences
Closing Keynote address: Keynote Address: Powerful Learning for a Challenging World
Professor Dilly Fung, Pro-Director for Education, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Professor Dilly Fung closed the conference with an inspiring talk which looked at the relationship between education, research and public engagement through the lens of the Connected Curriculum framework.
Meet the researcher schemes, an interdisciplinary course for all first-year students and a degree showcase portfolio are all practical examples of ways that the Connected Curriculum can be achieved.
The talk ended with some questions and examples of work already happening in these areas as well as lots of new ideas to explore.
Professor Suzanne Cholerton, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Education
Professor Cholerton thanked all speakers, delegates and organisers for making this year’s conference happen in spite of the current circumstances.
This was Professor Cholerton’s last learning and teaching conference and during her time as PVC Education the conference has gone from strength to strength with increased numbers of colleagues and students presenting and attending each year. This is down to Professor Cholerton’s vision and leadership and we hope we can continue to make future conferences equally as successful.
Next years event
Planning will be underway soon and if you’d like to get involved in the programme committee we’d love to hear from you. Please email LTDS@ncl.ac.uk