Monday, 7 September 2015

FW: Call for papers: Transforming teaching and learning in STEM



Inspire to succeed: Transforming teaching and learning in STEM
28-29 January 2016
East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

Call for papers

Deadline: 8 November 2015



The theme for this year's STEM conference is how we can inspire, support and share excellent practice in STEM teaching and learning. Each of the conference themes focus on aspects of our pedagogical practice which support engaged learning and student success. Teaching quality has rapidly moved up the policy agenda, and this year's conference provides a great opportunity for us to contribute to the debate.

Conference themes:

  • Embedding employability: How can we embed employability and prepare students for their transition into the world of work or postgraduate study through our teaching and learning strategies?
  • Retention: How can we enhance retention and attainment for STEM students?
  • Assessment: How can we meet the assessment and feedback challenges in STEM?
  • Innovate: Exploring innovative teaching and learning practice in STEM.

The call for papers, workshops and poster submissions is now open to all Fellows of the HEA and National Teaching Fellows.

Download the call for papers document and guidance for contributors for more information on preparing your submission.

Conference formats

Contributions should be grounded in your current work (teaching or research) which help us to better understand what supports great teaching and learning in your discipline or subject area. We are asking for submissions in one the following formats:

  • Interactive workshops: a longer format of either an hour or 45 minutes to allow you to run an interactive session.
  • Half-hour paper presentations: presentations should aim to give a brief summary of a piece of pedagogical research or a teaching and learning project (20 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes Q&A).
  • How to? sessions (20 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes Q&A): short, practical bursts of learning about 'how to' implement specific teaching and learning approaches in STEM subject areas (for example – how to flip a classroom, how to build a peer assessment process).
  • Poster presentations: we invite poster presentations sharing innovative practice in social science teaching and learning or key findings from pedagogic research in STEM.

For more information about the conference and to download a submission form, visit the conference page

Join the conversation #HEASTEM16
And look out for monthly Twitter chats to be held on the last Tuesday of the month, 18:30-19:30, starting 29 September 2015. Themes to be announced.


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