DLTE Previous Events and Resources 2017/18
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Toughing it out with the guys’
A distinctive form of student engagement for direct entrants to engineering at university
Julia Fotheringham, Edinburgh Napier University
Wednesday 17 October 2018, Merchiston
A seminar based on a two-year research study into students’ lived experiences of transition support initiatives, designed to help them develop a sense of engagement (Bryson, 2014) and belonging (Masika & Jones, 2016) as they make their transition from college to university. The study took place in the context of a Scottish Government funded Associate Student Project (ASP) (Scottish Funding Council, 2013) designed for widening participation in STEM subjects at university and to enhance collaboration between colleges and their university partners. Students articulating on this route are recognized as ‘Associate Students’ of the host university and their status gives them access to university library, gyms and associations as well as campus visits, guest lectures, academic skills workshops and advice and guidance.
Serving on a University Programme Approval or Review Panel: Panel Member Essentials
Wednesday 24 October 2018, Sighthill
Wednesday 21 November 2018, Merchiston
Delivered by the Quality & Standards team
Helping Students Engage More Fully with Assessment Feedback
Dr Naomi Winstone, University of Surrey
Monday 5 November 2018, Sighthill
Drawing upon the findings from a recent programme of research to explore how the responsibility for ensuring that feedback has high impact can, and should, be shared between educators and students. Practical strategies can be used to support students to engage productively with feedback, and discussion on how students can be active rather than passive participants in the feedback process.
Publishing Your Pedagogic Research
Dr Naomi Winstone, Surrey University
Monday 5 November, Sighthill
Of interest to those seeking to publish the outcomes from pedagogic research projects. Different outlets for pedagogic research, and how to overcome common pitfalls in order to maximise chances of acceptance.
On Cartoons and Sketch-Notes: The Power of Doodling in Communicating Research and Inspiring Engagement
Kate Carruthers Thomas, Birmingham City University and Katrina Swanton, Edinburgh Napier University
Wednesday 10 October 2018, Sighthill
An introduction to cartooning and sketch-noting. Developing the craft, sharing of examples of practice. Wider exploring of visual and creative approaches to engagement with research.
Find out more about Kate’s journey into cartooning
Get an insight into Katrina’s approach to sketch-noting
Community and Belonging at University: What Matters?
Kate Carruthers Thomas, Birmingham City University
Wednesday 10 October 2018, Sighthill
Supporting students to build meaningful connections in the university environment underpins many areas of our thinking and practice. It informs our approaches to learning and teaching, the use of campus space, and how we create opportunities to hear and respond to diverse student voices.
Students’ responses to learning-oriented exemplars: Towards sustainable feedback in the first year experience?
Kay Sambell, Edinburgh Napier University and Linda Graham
Friday 21 September 2018, Craiglockhart
Findings from a three-year action-research project that focused on enhancing first-year students’ engagement with exemplars. The exemplars were explicitly designed as pedagogic tools located within the taught curriculum (Boud and Molloy, 2013) to engage students proactively in feedback processes based on formative activities around their developing subject knowledge. Despite the large numbers of students (n=100+ students per iteration), activities were carefully created to offer dialogic exemplars-based opportunities (To & Carless, 2016) for students to make sense of information from varied sources which they could then use to enhance the quality of their work and learning strategies.
Thinking about applying for a 2019 National Teaching Fellowship?
Support Session led by Prof Sally Brown
Friday 21 September 2018, Craiglockhart
In preparation for NTFS 2019, the former Chair of the Association of National Teaching Fellows, Prof Sally Brown, has kindly agreed to run a session for all Edinburgh Napier staff who are interested in being considered for nomination for this prestigious national teaching award. She will be helping aspiring nominees better understand what makes a good application and helping them think about the kinds of evidence they need to be gathering to maximise their chances of success.
DLTE's National Teaching Fellowship information
Student Engagement Webinar
Tuesday 12 June 2018, Online
Colleagues from sparqs, Edinburgh Napier University and the University of the Highlands and Islands are pleased to invite you to attend a cross-institutional webinar with a focus on student engagement. For those who are new to teaching, or for staff thinking about ways to enhance their teaching practice, this webinar presents an ideal opportunity to engage with experts in the field as we explore why student engagement is so central to the student experience and share ideas about how we might enhance our own practice.
(Re)Making Academic Identities: Exploring the Changing Dynamics of University Work
Dr Martha Caddell, Edinburgh Napier University
14 June 2018, Sighthill
Work priorities and practices within universities are in flux. Research, teaching, and the promotion of a range of social and economic policy priories compete for time and resource within institutions and within the everyday workloads of staff. What it means to ‘be an academic’ is being reshaped and renegotiated.
The intertwining of political and policy changes, local practices, and individual career decisions make this a rich, and at times challenging, area to research.
ARISE Lecture: Co-creating Learning and Teaching: an exploration of rationales and approaches
Catherine Bovill, University of Edinburgh
Tuesday 5 June 2018, Sighthill
ARISE Lecture: Hidden learning in higher education: what is it and why do we need to know about it?
Paul Orsmond, Staffordshire University
Wednesday 6 June 2018, Craiglockhart
DLTE SEMINAR: The impact of using peer review and exemplars-based activities with students: findings from the University of Padova
Dr Anna Serbati, University of Padova
Friday 11 May 2018, Craiglockhart
Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement monthly seminar led by experts from the University of Padova in Italy, visiting Edinburgh Napier University on an Erasmus-funded staff mobility grant.
External Examiner Induction
Thursday 19 April 2018, Sighthill
Quality & Standards External Examiner information
DLTE SEMINAR: Held Back by Imposter Syndrome?
Amanda Chapman, University of Cumbria
Tuesday 10 April 2018, Sighthill
Introduction to Amanda's research into the impact of ‘imposter syndrome’ on first year mature students.
Feedback, feedforward and using exemplars
Thursday 29 March 2018, Sighthill
A tailored, school specific workshop exploring assessment for learning issues and practices.
Peer Review and Support for Teaching
6 March 2018
Peer review is a powerful tool for professional development and personal reflection both for the reviewer and reviewee.
Explore how to get the best out of peer review through planning, sharing your practice, responding to (and giving) constructive feedback and accessing support for teaching. We introduce the Students as Colleagues initiative, the peer matching portal and explore the use of templates to shape feedback.
Prof Mark Huxham, Edinburgh Napier University
Monday 5 March 2018, Sighthill
Teaching at University for Postgraduate Research Students
Dr Anne Tierney, Edinburgh Napier University
12 February 2018, Sighthill
Workshop for Convenors of Quality Approval and Review events
1 February 2018
Faculty Learning Community
1 February 2018,Sighthill
Faculty Learning Community to develop support for new lecturers and postgraduates who teach (initial meeting) – this community will meet monthly for a calendar year, dates to be finalised.
Assessment and Feedback workshop, Vet Nursing, SAS and College of Animal Welfare (CAW)
12 January 2018
STAFF CONFERENCE: Active Learning in Edinburgh Napier
17 January 2018, Craiglockhart
Further conference details can be found here: http://blogs.napier.ac.uk/teachingfellows/