Call for papers: Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship

Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship: Exploring Transitions in Higher Education for Students and Staff 11th and 12th July 2018*, University of Bristol In this fourth conference in the Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship series the focus is on exploring the transitions and mechanisms by which students and staff are supported and support each other…

News: “Student engagement in the context of commuter students” report published

A new report has recently been published on commuter students and their engagement with university. Sixty commuter students from nine universities explored their experiences of student engagement in academic, enhancement and social activities, and university responses.

The report has been published by Liz Thomas (independent researcher and consultant for higher education and Professor of Higher Education at Edge Hill University) and Dr Robert Jones (researcher in the fields of higher and further education and widening participation), in conjunction with The Student Engagement Partnership (TSEP).

News: ‘Excellent guidance’ in active learning spaces development

Sheffield Hallam University has invested in the development of active learning spaces in the last two years. This has involved LEAD working closely with colleagues in faculties and central directorates to explore what we need to support student-centred approaches to learning. A key reference point for this work is Rob Beichner’s SCALE-UP concept which has been adopted…

CAFÉ (Consistently active, flexible and experiential): a pop-up workshop on spaces for learning

                  Andrew Middleton and Ian Glover (LEAD) facilitated the flipped workshop to the delegates at the LTA Conference, Thursday 29th June 2017. The presentation slides, as above, were in fact the set of instructions provided to delegates in preparation of attending the workshop, in conjunction with these,…

Have You Seen: Our Learning and Teaching Resources

Did you know that, in addition to Teaching & Assessment Essentials we also curate a range of resources captured at our conferences and events? These can all be accessed by selecting “Resources from Past Events” via the site menu. Covering a wide range of topics, from using Snapchat in the lecture theatre to making the most of any learning…

Social media as a critical future learning space

#SocMedHE16 – The Empowered Learner?

Andrew Middleton (Head of Academic Practice and Learning Innovation) positions social media as a critical component of a new connected and hybrid learning space in which personal and personalised media establish a platform of self-defined learning space in which learning and teaching takes new forms. Considering alternative user-driven, learner-centred spaces, as well as changing behaviours in more conventional spaces.