SEDA Spring Teaching, Learning and Assessment Conference 2014

Engaging Students: Engaging Staff

15 May 2014 - 16 May 2014

Location: Copthorne Hotel Newcastle

Conference Handbook

Day One

09.15 - 09.45 Registration and tea & coffee

09.45 - 10.00 Welcome and Introductions

10.00 - 11.00 Opening Keynote Address - 'Beyond Buzzwords: Embedding Student Engagement Across an Institution'

Dan Derricott, Student Engagement Officer, University of Lincoln

11.00 - 11.30 Break

11.30 - 13.00 Parallel Session 1

  1. What I know now......student engagement in Partners in Learning initiative John Lea, Lucy Dearden, Kate Rislett, Andrew Lombart and Dani Pellowe
  2. Team Based Learning: A Strategy for Student Engagement Simon Tweddell
  4. 'Educational Change is technically simple and socially complex' (Fullan, 2007) Bringing about educational change through genuine engagement Ranald Macdonald
  5. Mentoring towards professional recognition: tools and techniques for the road ahead Elaine Mowat and Angela Benzies
  6. Explorations in how learning, teaching and curriculum knowledge practices permeate the academic work-group Jan Smith, Tai Peseta, John Hannon, Graham Hendry, Giedre Kligyte, Brenda Leibowitz, Jan Maclean and Gina Wisker

13.00-14.00 Lunch

*BOOK LAUNCH* Making Learning Happen by Phil Race

14.00-14.45 Parallel Session 2

  1. Students engaging with the learning and teaching agenda Pam Parker, Susannah Quinsee and James Perkins
  2. Developing feedback know how: Engaging students with feedback literacy Kay Sambell and Linda Graham
  3. The Reflexive Classroom: Duality, authenticity and scholarship Paul Alan Armstrong and Sarah Robson
  5. Developing an Effective Community of Practice for the Uptake of Technology Facilitated Learning Clare Carruthers, Heather Farley, Chris McLean, Una McMahon-Beattie, Steve McPeake, Claire Scott-McAteer, Ronnie Patton and Christine Wightman
  6. Global good practice in effective learning and teaching, to promote staff/student engagement Sally Brown

14.50-15.35 Parallel Session 3

  1. Reflections on assessment: A Faculty experience of engaging staff and students with the principles of 'assessment for learning' Judy Cohen, Alison Dean and Emma Booth
  2. Explorations of the role academic managers play in engaging and supporting staff preparedness for professional recognition Sarah Floyd and Amanda Platt
  3. Strong voices; Students engaging in L&T development to research home-international student interactions Mary Kane, Amy Jeffries and Chris Maidment
  4. A dialogic approach to assessment for learning Alice Lau
  5. Using the NSS as a tool for enhancing learning, teaching and assessment across a university Susan Mathieson
  6. 'Bringing Graduate Attributes to Life' through engagement with students, academics and employers Darren Comber and Krista de Leeuw

15.35-16.00 Break

16.00-16.45 Parallel Session 4

  1. Engagement through internships: Supporting student employability in a post-1992 University Tim Maxfield and Gerry Palmer
  2. Getting students digitally engaged - as e-Pioneers! Nitin Parmar
  3. Engaging more staff in educational development: Disseminating best practice to other states of Europe Gabriella Pleschova
  5. Faculty Engagement in Ontario, Canada - a Provincial response Celia Popovic
  6. Engaging staff with the UK Professional Standards Framework through e-portfolios Mandy Asghar View Presentation

17.00-17.45 Network

Getting Published with SEDA James Wisdom (Chair, Educational Developments Magazine Editorial Committee)

New to SEDA? Come and find out more Pam Parker & Stephen Bostock (Co-chairs SEDA)

Poster Session

Open Educational Resources in Educational Development: Assessing impact

This workshop invites delegates to take part in a SEDA funded investigation into the impact of OER. Delegates will be engaged in discussion about the core survey questions, but also about the implications of early findings and possible directions for future research David Barber and Elizabeth Cleaver

18.00-18.45 SEDA AGM

19.15 Drinks Reception

20.00 Dinner

Day Two

09.15-09.30 Welcome to day 2

09.30-10.25 Keynote Address - 'The Student Engagement Partnership'

Liam Jarnecki, Director of The Student Engagement Partnership

10.25-10.45 Break

10.45-12.15 Parallel Session 5

  1. Who Dares Wins; Students engagement in teaching development through project-based approaches Liz Shrives and Helen Howard
  3. #10DoT: Building Professional HE Learning Communities and Digital Literacy Through Teaching Twitter Helen Webster and Jaki Lilly
  4. Real Engagement, Real Enrichment, Real Experience; Technology-Facilitated Authentic Group-work Projects Gary Wood and Sarah Horrigan
  5. Social Hubs Research: Providing space to grow Louise Naylor and Ian Bride AND The push for professional recognition - a double-edged sword? Jo Peat and Penny Burden

12.20-13.15 Lunch

*BOOK LAUNCH* Developing and Understanding Engagement by Colin Bryson

13.15-14.00 Parallel Session 6

  1. A community approach to online staff development design Ann Campbell and Mark Jones
  2. Engaging the wider academic community in a PGCert in Academic Practice Nicola Reimann, Linda Allin and colleagues
  3. The Student Fellow Scheme: A Partnership of the University of Winchester and Winchester Student Union Stuart Sims and Tom Lowe
  5. FLEX-ing our Pedagogical Muscles: Locating change in the 'matrix of complexity' Penny Sweasey and Chrissi Nerantzi
  6. Exploring a Framework for Student Engagement; What Can We Learn and Where Do You Stand? Sue Rivers and Tom Willans

14.15-15.15 Closing Keynote - 'Engagement through partnership - turning rhetoric into reality'

Colin Bryson, Director of the Combined Honours Centre, Newcastle University

15.15-15.30 Summing up and close

15.35-15.45 Tea and Depart

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