Aiming High – Valuing Challenge in Teaching and Learning
The conference theme of ‘Aiming High’ creates an opportunity to explore how teaching and learning thrive by setting high expectations.
We invite proposals from academic practitioners, support and development staff, and from students for presentations, workshops and posters.
Each year Sheffield Hallam University’s Learning and Teaching Conference aims to encourage diverse participation which recognises the commitment and interests of academic staff and students at Sheffield Hallam University, as well as our partner organisations. This year the conference welcomes contributions and delegates from other universities and colleges who share our commitment to excellent and challenging teaching. We also welcome involvement by students as both presenters and participants, reflecting the importance of student partnership in academic innovation.
The one day conference will be organised around broad themes, which are outlined here to encourage a range of high quality submissions:
Academic innovation: creativity and innovation; currency and scholarship; academic peer support; excellent teaching in the lecture theatre; evaluating innovation; creative spaces for teaching; inspiring through assessment and feedback; valuing difference; excellent partnerships.
Inspiring and supporting students: staff-student interaction and collaboration; active learning; keeping students on task; renegotiating engagement; supporting excellent teaching; skill or literacy; communities of practice.
Fostering independence and peer support: student belonging; student transition; communities of practice; embracing diversity and challenge.
Technology changing the learning landscape: technology supported innovation; increasing access; redefining the classroom; mobile learning; social media; making connections; on the cutting edge.
The students’ view: defining excellence; enhancing the curriculum through staff-student co-production; student researchers; student conferences; using my technology my way; peer co-operation; students as partners.
The conference will offer a range of sessions including research-informed presentations, sharing practice presentations, CoLab workshops and Posters. We also welcome suggestions for alternative contributions.
Further details about the conference, including keynotes, guidance on submitting proposals, our peer review selection process and registration will follow shortly.