Faculty of ACES LTA Conference

Over 100 colleagues from the Faculty attended the annual LTA Conference on September 11th. This year’s event theme was Transitions. The keynote was Professor Colin Beard who gave an inspiring talk, drawing upon his recent paper Positive emotions: passionate scholarship and student transformation Colin’s paper challenges the practical and conceptual understanding of the role of emotions…

Use of Social Media in Learning at SHU Event

*There are still a number of places available for both events –  Book your place* These events will take place on 1st May 2014 in Hallam Hall at City campus, Sheffield Hallam University. To give more people the opportunity to attend, we are running the same event twice at the times below. This should give you time to…

Call for participation: Faculty of ACES LTA Conference

Faculty of ACES Annual Learning and Teaching Conference “Transitions” Thursday 11th September 2014 We are pleased to announce that the annual LTA Conference will take place in September and welcome all colleagues across the faculty to both attend and to participate. Conference theme Enabling transitions: into, through and out of university. Topics you may wish…

Black Minority Ethnic Attainment in Higher Education (specifically SHU)

Guest Post: Manny Madriaga, Educational Researcher The Student Engagement and Experience Team   Currently, the proportion of black minority ethnic (BME) undergraduate students at Sheffield Hallam is 12%.  Equality and diversity monitoring (2013) had identified a negative gap in the good honours rate of ‘home’ BME graduates of 24% compared with their white peers.  This…

Enhancing your teaching approaches

The Technology Enhanced Learning team has been working with staff across the university to develop resources to assist academic staff in identifying alternative teaching approaches and technologies suitable to their discipline, including a ‘menu’ of teaching approaches and technologies to support them, and supporting case studies. Along with the various materials, we have also designed…

Student Experience Day

On the 17th January 2014 we held a Student Experience Day to which all staff in ACES were invited. The event began with an opportunity for networking over coffee and danish pastries. The programme The day was a mix of invited speakers and midway breakout sessions to engage with Course Leader speed networking, LTA Department…

HEA funding opportunity: up to £20,000

Research funding: the impact of the shifting HE landscape on learning and teaching The Higher Education Academy (HEA) research and policy team has issued a call to the sector inviting proposals for innovative new research that provides insights into the impact and implications of the shifting higher education landscape for learning and teaching and the…

Teaching Essentials

A new central website is being developed called Teaching Essentials. The aim of this site is to provide staff with one place to access learning, teaching and assessment (LTA) resources. The areas covered so far include: Assessment Feedback Employability Inclusive Practice Internationalisation Teaching Practice Technology Enhanced Learning Do note that this site is still under…

Social media resources for students at Sheffield Hallam

A range of resources to support students in their use of social media is now available. Students can access these four resources either directly at http://go.shu.ac.uk/socialmedia, or from the Learning Essentials tab on shuspace, inside the Resources for learning section.          The resources include  – How to use social media responsibly – a…