By Ma. Brenda Carbonilla Pancho, MD, MPH, PGDipMedEd, FHEA Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Support, NUMed Malaysia
The Learning and Teaching Conference covered a range of topics, from broad issues such as the Newcastle University Education Strategy, to more specific topics such as the use of technology to support and enhance learning, approaches that promote active student engagement in the classroom, inclusive learning and other innovative teaching strategies. I think that because of this, the conference was able to cater to the interests of everyone, from those who set educational policies within the institution, heads of departments who implement educational programmes, those involved in providing academic and other types of support to students, and those involved in teaching.
My own contribution to the conference was a poster entitled ‘Student Support Services at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia’, which was basically an audit of student support services during the Academic Year 2015-2016, the aims of which were to determine the distribution of students seen by Student Support Services, the types of problems affecting these students and the types of support provided, and to make recommendations to improve service provision. Continue reading “Reflections on the Learning and Teaching Conference”
Written by Dr Cindy Lee, Assistant Professor and Director of Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Newcastle University in Singapore
Welcomed by a drizzle of snow upon my arrival at Newcastle airport, I must say that attending the learning and teaching conference has been a great experience for me. This has been made possible by the travel bursaries provided this year for participants from Singapore and Malaysia. Presenting in the session on “How might a research intensive environment add value to the education of all students at all stages” broadened my horizon on how to enhance the research-informed learning environment for students. Continue reading “Conference blog: Dr Cindy Lee, Newcastle University in Singapore”
Newcastle University Technology Enhanced Learning Advocates (NUTELA) were busy in advance of this year’s Learning and Teaching Conference, reviewing all submissions relating to Technology Enhanced Learning.
Student engagement, transferability to other areas and innovation were all key in the decisions of the group.
Three fantastic winners were selected, each winning funds to further develop or disseminate their project.
Thank you to staff for all of the high quality poster submissions for this years Learning and Teaching Conference.
Voting is now open and you can view the posters and select the three you find most inspirational for your practice on the voting webpage
The vote will remain open throughout the conference closing at 3pm on 21 March 2018. The winner will be announced by Professor Suzanne Cholerton, PVC Learning and Teaching, at the Presentation and Awards drinks reception.
There are a varied range of presentations, workshops, lightning talks and posters. Contributions have come from branch campuses, partners, students, professional services and all faculties. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone on the day to celebrate a partnership approach to education at Newcastle University.
Professor Chris Day, Vice-Chancellor & President, will open the event and welcome delegates. Professor Suzanne Cholerton, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching will then deliver a keynote presentation outlining the new Education Strategy.
As well as a further keynote presentation about Learning Gain from Dr Camille Kandiko Howson, King’s College London, and a range of plenary sessions, you can choose from the different strands on the programme to tailor your day, whether you are interested in:
How do we adopt and develop approaches to education which
actively engage students in their learning?
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?
How might a research intensive environment add value to the education of all students at all stages?
Or a combination of them all.
If you haven’t yet registered there is still time as registration is open until 9 March 2018. You can sign up here and if you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The arrival of the Teaching Excellence Framework with a core criteria of ‘Student Outcomes and Learning Gain’ has fuelled the ongoing debate about what learning gain actually means, and how it can be measured.