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Draft programme: Learning and Teaching Conference 2018: Education for Life: Celebrating partnership, encouraging innovation

Wednesday 21 March 2018
The Boiler House

Draft programme

09:00 Arrival and registration

09:30  Welcome
Prof Chris Day, Vice Chancellor

09:40  Keynote: Newcastle University education strategy     
Prof Suzanne Cholerton, PVC Learning and Teaching

10:30  Choose from a range of parallel sessions

11:15  Break

11:30  Integrated work study programme at Singapore Institute of Technology
Associate Prof Foo Yong Lim
Assistant Prof May Lim
Singapore Institute of Technology

12:30  Inclusive learning
Dr Ruth Graham, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, HaSS
Sandy Alden, Team Leader, Student Wellbeing Service

13:00  Lunch

14:00  Choose from a range of parallel sessions

15:00  Break

15:15  Keynote: Learning gain
Dr Camille Kandiko Howson
Academic Head of Student Engagement, King’s College London

16:00   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

17:00  Presentations and awards, followed by drinks reception 

You can also download a PDF version of the programme here.

Further information about the conference is available here.

If you would like to attend please fill in the registration form. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Learning and Teaching Conference 2018: Newcastle University Students’ Union Workshop

by Dr Joe Barton, Newcastle University Students’ Union

Dr Joe Barton is the Representation & Research Coordinator at Newcastle University Students’ Union (NUSU). His main responsibilities are providing training and support to Academic Student Reps, assisting NUSU’s Education Officer with initiatives to improve the learning experience of students and reporting on student opinion to the University through analysing surveys, running focus groups and writing reports. Continue reading Learning and Teaching Conference 2018: Newcastle University Students’ Union Workshop

Higher Education Academy Events

If you want to find out more about  learning environments or how we can learn from global communities you might be interested in the  HEA One Day Flexible Learning Symposium or the HEA Annual Conference 2018.

Both events are open to staff and offer an opportunity to hear a diverse range of opinions from across the sector.

Continue reading Higher Education Academy Events

Completing EvaSys Evaluations using Mobile Devices

Written by Liz

Module and stage evaluations are now even more accessible and are available for students to complete on their electronic devices. The Evasys system which delivers the online surveys is compatible with iSO, Android and Windows devices. With the addition of extra wifi access across the university it makes it easier for students to take part.

Students should be encouraged to complete the surveys during lectures and seminars if there is time available to do so. Many students don’t respond to surveys as they are not in a suitable place to respond when the email comes in, but if they are encouraged to respond during a lecture or seminar, it will help to boost response rates and make the feedback more reliable. When surveys open for students they are sent an email with a link to take part in the survey. This link is individual to the student and can only be used once.  Continue reading Completing EvaSys Evaluations using Mobile Devices

Star Case Study: Audio Feedback in the School of Modern Languages

Andrea Wilczynski has been providing  individual audio feedback to her Stage 2 students studying German.

Using audio feedback allows Andrea to give in depth feedback in a unique way and most importantly students seem to love it, with excellent engagement with the feedback, positive module evaluation results and even a TEA award nomination.

Photo of Andrea Wilczynski
Andrea Wilczynski, School of Modern Languages

If you are interested in finding out more you can read full details of the Case Study here.

Would you like to use audio feedback with your students? Continue reading Star Case Study: Audio Feedback in the School of Modern Languages

Guest Blog: Exploring the reading practices of undergraduate students

by Helen St Clair-Thompson,  School of Psychology

In 2015/16 I took part in the university EQuATE programme (Equal Acclaim for Teaching Excellence). This introduced me to staff elsewhere in the university who were interested in similar aspects of learning and teaching, and I soon found myself in a conversation about students’ reading habits. Given the importance of reading we wondered how much time and effort student invest in reading material related to their course.

Working with Alison Graham and Sara Marsham from the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, I then began some research into students’ reading practices.  Continue reading Guest Blog: Exploring the reading practices of undergraduate students

Higher Education Academy: Communities of Practice

Are you looking to share knowledge and ideas with higher education professionals nationally and globally?

The Higher Education Academy (HEA)  Communities of Practice offer an exciting opportunity for members to take part in discussions, webinars, blogs, thought platforms and more .  Communities  focus on a number of keys areas including employability,  and assessment and feedback.

Interested? Read on to find out more. Continue reading Higher Education Academy: Communities of Practice

Have your say – Virtual Learning Environment staff focus groups

A number of key themes have emerged from the free text comments provided in the VLE Review staff survey which will be explored in a series of staff focus groups in January 2018.

These will help us to determine what you want to be able to do on a course /module and the functionality that you require in the VLE to meet these aims.

All staff are welcome. An additional Professional Services staff focus group will also be held.

The dates and themes are: Continue reading Have your say – Virtual Learning Environment staff focus groups