Thursday, 22 August 2019

Fwd: 20 September Assessment Event







An exciting one day assessment event to share the findings of an Office for Students' funded project on the potential of an integrated self-regulatory approach to assessment to tackle the issue of student differential learning outcomes and the key learning points and opportunities arising from this research. Free places are limited so if you are interested, please do register interest asap as we will be allocating and confirming places shortly.

Eventbrite - Professor Carol Evans presents Maximising Student Success through the Development of Self-Regulation - Friday, 20 September 2019 at Edgbaston Park Hotel, Birmingham, England. Find event and ticket information.



 



Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Contemplative pedagogy in higher education: building confidence and community

Date
September 9, 2019 14:00 - September 12, 2019 13:00 UTC
Title
Contemplative pedagogy in higher education: building confidence and community
Location
Emerson College, Forest Row, UK
Posted by
Caroline Barratt
Details
Contemplative pedagogy in higher education: building confidence and community
A four-day symposium for educators
Teaching and supporting students in higher education within the current environment of political and financial uncertainty, is difficult. Increasing workloads and expectations, and growing anxiety and poor mental health amongst staff and students, reflect the challenging nature of both working and studying in modern day universities. Contemplative pedagogy, with its active embrace of the subjectivities of learners and educators, combined with its call for slowing down, feeling and connecting goes against the prevailing trends in higher education today. Growing research points to the value of contemplative approaches in teaching and learning, to deepen understanding, build community and improve the wellbeing of students and those teaching and supporting them.
The theme of this contemplative pedagogy symposium is building confidence and community and it is relevant for anyone with an interest in contemplative ways of teaching and learning, no matter their level of experience or formal role. The event will include workshops run by participants who will demonstrate how they use contemplative practices in teaching, learning and the support students. There will be time to engage in contemplative practices together and actively build our community. Through the use of Open Space Technology, there will be deep exploration of your own questions and the gentle fostering of confidence and community.
At this point we envisage three key areas for exploration:
  • How do we slow and deepen learning both for ourselves and our students?
  • How do we build community both within our institutions and outside, so that difficult social challenges such as social justice and inequality can be explored meaningfully and tackled effectively?
  • How can contemplative pedagogy contribute to culture change so that we might create a more just and sustainable future in and through higher education?
We invite you to come with an inquisitive mind and a willingness to actively participate and explore your own experience. The event will create space for reflection and meaning making, allowing you to develop greater confidence in your role as an educator and the potential for change that this embodies. This will, again, be a truly unique event on your conference timetable.
Cost
Early Bird Employer funded: £510 (available until 31.05.19)
Early Bird Self Funded: £410 (available until 31.05.19)
Employer funded: £590
Self-funded: £490
The symposium fees include tuition, all meals (from Monday lunchtime until Thursday lunchtime) and accommodation in single rooms with shared bathroom facilities onsite at Emerson College.
For more information and to book your place click here.

Friday, 2 August 2019

Fwd: Full Programme For REDS2019 now available - REGISTER NOW!

 

 

Identity, Agency, and Choice – personal approaches to researcher development

09:30 – 16:30 | 18th October 2019 | King's College London

 

National guidance suggests that early career researchers can expect to use 15–20% of their research time for professional development. This is a generous offer, and so it is important that every researcher can find value and relevance in the professional development activities that institutions offer. Yet, what 'valuable professional development' means for each researcher will be different. Identities at work, and at home, previous learning and work experiences, different national contexts, systemic inequalities, and future intended career trajectories, will all create different support and development needs for each individual.

 

If we start from the position of helping researchers to appreciate that learning is everywhere, not just in the training room, we can raise their awareness of the development that takes place through, for example, their peer-groups, committees, relationships and disciplinary networks. In tandem, we must also help researchers to navigate the huge amount of internet-based advice and guidance available to them in the form of blogs, webinars, podcasts, video series, online courses and social networks. Creating in-house development provision that resonates with each researchers' needs and preferences, aligns with the expectations of the funders, and satisfies strategic drivers, layers complexity on complexity for best practice in researcher development.

 

With so much on offer, how can we ensure personalised learning for each researcher? This conference seeks to present and discuss themes that are related to the policies and practices of researcher development including but not limited to: identity, agency, choice, the hidden curriculum, adult learning, coaching, mentoring and self-reflection.

 

The fifth annual REDS conference will provide an opportunity to explore pedagogical, theoretical and conceptual approaches. The conference leaders also particularly wish to explore the wider role of researcher developers in influencing policy and strategy development in institutions.

 

Our full programme can be found here: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/polopoly_fs/1.857809.1564567805!/file/REDS2019FULLProgramme.pdf

 

Who should attend? Researcher development colleagues, careers consultants, staff developers, academic researchers in higher education disciplines, and HE policy makers.

 

Register here: http://bit.ly/REDS2019

 

Best Wishes,

Amy (on behalf of the REDS2019 organising committee)

 

Dr. Amy Birch

Research Staff Development Consultant | Centre for Research Staff Development

King's College London

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Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Fwd: Forthcoming Advance HE Symposium: 'On your marks: Re-evaluating feedback and marking practices'





On Thursday 24 October 2019, Advance HE will be hosting a one day  Assessment Symposium in York, entitled 'On your marks: Re-evaluating feedback and marking practices'. We are delighted to announce that the keynote speaker will be Dr Berry O'Donovan (Oxford Brookes University) who will be presenting on 'What makes good feedback good? Enhancing student learning from, and satisfaction with, assessment feedback'. 

The symposium will be facilitated by Dr Erica Morris (Higher Education Consultant and Associate of Advance HE) and myself, and will address the following themes:
  • Embedding feedback and feedforward to reflect a dialogic process;
  • Developing assessment literacy and student understanding of standards within subject, discipline or professional areas;
  • Innovative approaches to peer review and peer assessment;
  • Building approaches for marking and moderation processes.
Full details of this Symposium, including the call for submissions (presentations or workshops) are available at the following link (the link for submissions is towards the bottom of the page):

You might also like to note that there's an early bird price offer for booking before 15 September 2019. 

We hope to see plenty of you there for what should be a stimulating day.

Best wishes,

Patrick Baughan. Senior Learning Adviser, Advance HE.




Monday, 29 July 2019

Fwd: Programme and Registration: Towards Meaningful Partnerships: Student-Staff Collaborations to Enhance Learning and Teaching across the Disciplines





 

Dear All,

 

We are happy to announce that the preliminary programme for the above symposium taking place at the University of Surrey on Monday 16th September is now available on our website:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/department-higher-education/events/student-staff-partnership-symposium

 

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Professor Alison Cook-Sather, Bryn Mawr College, USA [virtual keynote]

Professor Mick Healey, HE Consultant and Researcher, Emeritus Professor at the University of Gloucestershire, UK

Dr Ruth Healey, Associate Professor in Higher Education at the University of Chester, UK

 

You can register by following this link (places are limited):

https://store.surrey.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/department-of-higher-education/conferences-events/towards-meaningful-partnerships-16-sept-2019

 

Please email n.yakovchuk@surrey.ac.uk if you have any queries.

 

Kind regards,

Nadya

 

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Dr Nadya Yakovchuk

Learning Development Adviser, Academic Skills and Development, LLSS

Teaching Fellow in Higher Education, Department of Higher Education

University of Surrey

 

Tel: 01483686926

Email: n.yakovchuk@surrey.ac.uk

Web: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/people/nadya-yakovchuk

 

 




Thursday, 25 July 2019

Fwd: REMINDER: SEDA Autumn Conference 2019












 

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New frontiers in educational and curriculum development

 

Reminder that early bird bookings for the SEDA Autumn Conference in Leeds close 5pm Thursday, 17 October 2019.

 

If you would like more details please go to the conference website where you will find the booking form (programme available soon).

 

Follow discussions about this and other SEDA conferences on Twitter using #sedaconf

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Staff and Educational Development Association
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Fwd: Programme and Registration: Towards Meaningful Partnerships: Student-Staff Collaborations to Enhance Learning and Teaching across the Disciplines



Dear All,

 

We are happy to announce that the preliminary programme for the above symposium taking place at the University of Surrey on Monday 16th September is now available on our website:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/department-higher-education/events/student-staff-partnership-symposium

 

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Professor Alison Cook-Sather, Bryn Mawr College, USA [virtual keynote]

Professor Mick Healey, HE Consultant and Researcher, Emeritus Professor at the University of Gloucestershire, UK

Dr Ruth Healey, Associate Professor in Higher Education at the University of Chester, UK

 

You can register by following this link (places are limited):

https://store.surrey.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/department-of-higher-education/conferences-events/towards-meaningful-partnerships-16-sept-2019

 

Please email n.yakovchuk@surrey.ac.uk if you have any queries.

 

Kind regards,

Nadya

 

 

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Dr Nadya Yakovchuk

Learning Development Adviser, Academic Skills and Development, LLSS

Teaching Fellow in Higher Education, Department of Higher Education

University of Surrey

 

Tel: 01483686926

Email: n.yakovchuk@surrey.ac.uk

Web: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/people/nadya-yakovchuk

 

 





Thursday, 11 July 2019

Fwd: SEDA NETWORKING WORKSHOP: Enabling & Supporting Educational Change




This event is for colleagues based within academic departments, schools and faculties in higher education (including HE in FE) who have a role (formal or informal) in organisation, leadership and/or management of specific aspects of learning and teaching. 

For many staff, their learning & teaching activities and responsibilities go beyond designing curricula and working with students. They are involved in mentoring new colleagues, co-ordinating teams, leading projects, facilitating professional development workshops and seminars, communicating and sharing good practice, contributing to cross-faculty or cross-institutional initiatives, and so on. Whilst this work can be very rewarding there are also challenges including working with a range of different staff, leading without authority, and sometimes being the sole learning & teaching 'champion' in a department. This workshop will provide an opportunity to meet a range of colleagues with similar roles, to share experiences and ideas, and to explore some of the underpinning principles for this type of role in higher education. 

 

The aims of the workshop are to:

 

  • provide a welcoming, confidential space for sharing experiences, issues and ideas;
  • explore scholarship, policy and practice relating to educational development and change;
  • act as a springboard for further networking and professional development opportunities

 

The workshop price also includes a copy of SEDA Special 41 (Doing a Good Job Well - Being Recognised as an Experienced, Professional Teacher in HE)

Please see SEDA Website for further details. Follow discussions about this and other SEDA conferences on Twitter using #sedaconf.

Joseph Callanan
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Staff and Educational Development Association
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Fwd: Student Experience Conference 2019 - Early bird deadline approaching!





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Student Experience Conference 2019: Early bird booking deadline approaching!

 

How can higher education providers support student and graduate success? 

 

Please be reminded that early bird rate registration for the Student Experience Conference, to be held on Monday 4 November 2019 at the University of Derby Enterprise Centre, will end on Monday 14 July.

 

The conference themes are: 

·         Ensuring success for a diverse student body 

·         Supporting success over the student journey 

·         Communicating for success 

 

Baasit Siddiqui - Derby Alumni, educational speaker and regular resident on award-winning show Gogglebox, will open the conference with a keynote address. We will then invite delegates to attend a variety of workshops and presentations based on supporting student and graduate success.    

 

The finalised agenda will follow, but we expect a varied programme including content on: 

·         Partnership working with students 

·         Embedding co-creation in communication 

·         Effective approaches to transition 

·         Widening participation across the student journey 

·         Approaches to eliminate attainment gaps  

 

To embed our ethos of students as partners all presentations will be co-delivered (or exclusively delivered) by students.   

Take advantage of the early bird cost of £75 per delegate until 14 July: after this date, the normal delegate price will be £100.  You can book your place here.    

 

For more information please contact us at dsec@derby.ac.uk. We'll be updating Twitter as we prepare for the conference using #SEConf2019 so keep an eye out for exciting updates.  

 

We hope to see you all at the conference!  

 

Best wishes,  

 

 

Centre for Student Life - Student and Graduate Experience Team
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Monday, 1 July 2019

Fwd: TELFest 2019 Livestream




TELFest 2019 Livestream

TELFest, the annual Technology Enhanced Learning Festival from the University of Sheffield is being livestreamed again this year, and you are invited!

Starting at 10:00 BST on Tuesday 2nd July 2019, you can participate remotely via our livestream at https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/telfest/live. With over twenty sessions being streamed, covering a broad spectrum of topics, we hope the programme will appeal to colleagues working in a variety of disciplines. Included in the livestream are our two keynote speakers - Professor Becky Huxley-Binns of the University of Hull, and Nigel Smith of FutureLearn - as well as speakers from a range of institutions. 

To have a look at the programme, please visit the TELFest Live agenda. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions via the livestream, and we would encourage you to join the conversation on Twitter, using #telfest. All streamed sessions will also be recorded, so you will be able to catch up after the event.

We hope you will be able to join us. 

Many thanks,

Farzana

Farzana Latif
Digital Learning Manager
Senate Award Fellow
Academic Programmes and Student Engagement
University of Sheffield
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Friday, 21 June 2019

Fwd: St Mary's Festival of Learning & Teaching: Thursday 27th June 2019





Programme announced – see attached.

Last chance to register… https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/events/2019/06/festival-of-learning

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Laura Minogue

Senior Lecturer in Academic Practice

Centre for Teaching Excellence and Student Success

 

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Fwd: Student Experience Conference 2019: Bookings now open!



 

Student Experience Conference 2019: Bookings now open! 

 

How can higher education providers support student and graduate success? 

We are pleased to announce that registration for the Student Experience Conference, to be held on the 4 November 2019 at the University of Derby Enterprise Centre, is now open. 

 

The conference themes are: 

·       Ensuring success for a diverse student body 

·       Supporting success over the student journey 

·       Communicating for success 

 

Baasit Siddiqui - Derby Alumni, educational speaker and regular resident on award-winning show Gogglebox, will open the conference with a keynote address. We will then invite delegates to attend a variety of workshops and presentations based on supporting student and graduate success.    

 

The finalised agenda will follow, but we expect a varied programme including content on: 

·       Partnership working with students 

·       Embedding co-creation in communication 

·       Effective approaches to transition 

·       Widening participation across the student journey 

·       Approaches to eliminate attainment gaps  

 

To embed our ethos of students as partners all presentations will be co-delivered (or exclusively delivered) by students.   

 

Take advantage of the early bird cost of £75 per delegate until 14 July: after this date, the normal delegate price will be £100.  You can book your place here.    

 

For more information please contact us at dsec@derby.ac.uk. We'll be updating Twitter as we prepare for the conference using #SEConf2019 so keep an eye out for exciting updates.  

 

We hope to see you all at the conference!  

 

Kind regards,


Dave Lochtie
U.K. Advising and Tutoring, Board Member and Deputy Chair of Professional Development
University of Derby Union of Students, Student Voice & Development Manager

Recent Publication:

Lochtie, D., McIntosh, E., Stork, A. and Walker B.W. (2018) Effective Personal Tutoring in Higher Education. Foreword by Professor Liz Thomas. Northwich: Critical Publishing. Available here.




Fwd: Forthcoming Advance HE Symposia








Thursday 18th July, 10am-4.30pm
"The Hidden Curriculum: Unpacking the academic practices critical for student success"

Participation rates in higher education grow generation by generation, and as a result the demographic profile of the student body changes. In response to this shifting profile educators must reconsider the assumptions they make in curriculum design taking into account the accrued cultural and social capital of this emergent student population. By way of a keynote session to be provided by Professor Paul Kleiman, participant-led workshops and presentations, and a closing plenary, the event will offer insights and solutions for the enhancement of curriculum design within departmental and institutional contexts. Drawing on research and evidence-informed practice, the event will appeal especially to academic leaders and professional staff with roles incorporating the oversight and design of curriculum, and retention and success for learners.

We are still accepting submissions for papers or workshops at this event (but only for a few more days). 

For further information, to submit, or to register to attend, please visit: 

Thursday 24th October, 10am-4.30pm
"On your marks: re-evaluating feedback and marking practices"

Assessment and feedback are enduring issues for the higher education sector both in the UK and internationally. This symposium will address the priority area of assessment feedback, focusing on the connected areas of marking practices and feedback processes. By way of a keynote session, participant-led workshops and presentations, and a closing plenary, the event will offer insights and solutions for the enhancement of marking and feedback practices within departmental and institutional contexts. Drawing on research and evidence-informed practice, the event will appeal especially to academic leaders and professional staff with roles incorporating the oversight and design of assessment and feedback with and for learners.

A keynote speaker will be announced soon, with the call for papers and registration details to follow this month (before end of June). For now, we hope some of you will be keen to add this event to your diaries.