Friday, 17 February 2012

Fwd: HEA STEM Free workshops

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HEA STEM Newsletter

17 February 2012

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Dear Colleagues

HEA STEM has created this mailing list to keep you informed of the opportunities we are offering to the STEM community, both academics and students, in the upcoming weeks. This short newsletter will be sent every two weeks, if you would prefer not to receive it please click unsubscribe.



1. HEA STEM: Writing for Publication

Date: 1 Mar 2012

Location/venue: University of Huddersfield

The aim of this workshop is to encourage and help Academics write for journals, submit their work for conferences and to improve chances of having papers accepted.

2. HEA STEM: Embedding Puzzle-based learning in STEM teaching

Date: 7 Mar 2012

Location/venue: University of Birmingham

The purpose of the proposed seminar and workshop is therefore is to present completed work on embedding puzzle-based learning in STEM subjects and to ask participants to consider how the puzzles might be adapted for specific STEM subjects and to provide examples of such adaption for wider dissemination.

3. HEA STEM: Enquiry Based Learning

Date: 14 Mar 2012

Location/venue: University of Liverpool

This workshop seeks to investigate some of the characteristics of EBL as follows:

  • Engagement – with a complex problem or scenario
  • Students directing the lines of enquiry and the methods employed.
  • Tasks that will stimulate curiosity in students, encouraging them explore/seek out new evidence.


4. Call for submissions to ITALICS (June 2012) and New Directions (issue 8)

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David Andrew, 
Head of Academic Practice
Senior Tutor

The Learning Institute 
Queen Mary, University of London

Mile End, London E1 4NS



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