Learning and Teaching Conference 2015
Students as Partners: Linking Teaching, Research & Enterprise
On a day of record breaking temperatures (the hottest July day ever recorded), Learning Enhancement welcomed over 300 delegates to its annual Learning & Teaching Conference at the Buxton Campus.
Dr Ruth Ayres, (Dean of Learning Enhancement), Daisy Giuliano (Students’ Union President) and Jo Drummond-Child (College Lead in Learning Enhancement and Lecturer in Law) introduced the day with a University of Derby perspective on “Students as Partners at Derby”. Professor Mick Healey then gave a stimulating and interactive keynote address on “Engaging Students as Partners and Change Agents”.
New this year on the Dome floor were a series of Learning Cafés which provided an opportunity for discussions with colleagues about some of the key University pedagogic projects / themes and Learning Gallery Tours showcasing the strategic projects Learning Enhancement is leading on: Learning Spaces, Digital Literacy, Personal Tutoring, Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) and the sharing and embedding of good practice and innovation in learning and teaching.
Students from Learning Enhancement’s Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme (URSS) displayed their research outcomes through a poster exhibition on the Dome Floor, demonstrating the variety of projects being undertaken as part of this scheme. Posters from academic staff and stands showcasing the work of UDOL and the Academic Innovation Hub were also on display.
If you would like to follow up on any of the topics raised at the conference, or request advice and guidance on learning and teaching, technology-enhanced learning, library resources or quality assurance and enhancement please email Learning Enhancement at LE-Queries@derby.ac.uk.
Thank you to those who have already completed the Feedback form at the event. If you are still to send your feedback, please forward to Lynda Cain via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through the internal post (S409).
Posters from the Conference:
|Using Digital Recognition to Build a Distinctive Identity and Reputation for Derby Learners|
Images from the Conference
What's Happening ...
23 March (10am - 12pm)
Using technology to support inclusive teaching practice
This session will provide you with an opportunity to understand the importance of inclusive learning and teaching practice and how technology can be used to support these approaches. The practical activities will enable you to gain experience of these technologies and the evaluation techniques which can be used to assess their accessibility.
For more information please view our dedicated webpage.