Session Abstracts C - Learning & Teaching Conference 2016 - University of Derby

Session Abstracts

Sessions will take place in 3 time slots as below.  The Session Matrix lists all sessions at a glance.  You are also welcome to choose the 'no session' option (designed for networking).

All sessions are split into themes:

  • Future Learning (all session references beginning with FL)
  • Technology Enhanced Learning (all session references beginning with TEL)
  • Pedagogic approaches (all session references beginning with PA)
  • Assessment (all session references beginning with A)
  • Employability (all session references beginning with E)

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Parallel Sessions A

Parallel Sessions B

Parallel Sessions C

(FL2) Developing shared identities through a large-scale inter-professional student conference by asking “who do you think you are?”

Facilitated by Rachel Humphries

Theme – Future Learning

Inter-professional Learning (IPL) is recognised as being vital in producing professionals who are able to work together effectively in health and social care settings and is included in the pre-registration education standards of a number of health and social care professions taught at the University of Derby.

This workshop will enable participants to gain an insight into the experiences of staff involved in a session delivered at the recent inter-professional health and social care conference exploring concepts such as compassion, resilience and shared values in the context of IPL, and the value of inter-professional dialogue.

(FL4) The Ethics Challenge: A social learning experience to develop critical thinking and self-reflection

Facilitated by Matt Bromley

Theme – Future Learning

This session explores Ethics Challenge, an open resource developed by the team at UDOL for learners online and across the University. The course asks learners to consider important social questions around health, business and moral philosophy and to reflect on their position, and that of others. During this presentation, we will demonstrate the Ethics Challenge to attendees and show some of the challenges inviting them to consider how they could use this both inside and outside of their courses.

(TEL2) The Flipped Classroom: an innovative approach to delivering the V100 Community Nurse Prescribing Programme

Facilitated by Wendy Shaw and Suzanne Le Blond

Theme – Technology Enhanced Learning

This session explores the application of 'Flipped Classroom' approaches in facilitating problem-based learning (PBL) for a Community Nurse Prescribing Programme. Presenting insights from application of the programe, the flipped classroom allows time for peer interaction, student participation and academic discourse. Perhaps more importantly, since its introduction, local prescribing rates have soared, making safe, cost effective prescribing practice accessible, to the benefit of all.

(TEL5) Killing them safely

Facilitated by Justin Steel-Davies

Theme – Technology Enhanced Learning

Virtual and Augmented Reality (the virtuality continuum) is increasingly prominent in the media. The main focus has been on entertainment and some business uses but application in education and training is becoming more widespread. We start by taking some inspiration, primarily from the military, where cutting edge technology has been used in simulations for a long time, to explore opportunities for application of techniques and technologies in university study.

(PA3) Using TRIZ in teaching and learning: Promoting creating thinking for engineers

Facilitated by John Robertson-Begg

Theme – Pedagogic approaches

TRIZ is a series of techniques used to solve problems and encourage creativity using systematic approaches. Developed in Russia in the late 1940s it is becoming increasing popular as people discover its power. This workshop aims to give participants an insight into some of the techniques that they can apply straight away using open source resources.

(A3) Use of interactive online PeerMark tools for developing student critical reflection skills

Facilitated by Krystal Hemmings

Theme – Assessment

Peer review is a well-established tool for developing a range of student skills, including critical analysis, academic writing, and engagement with assessment criteria. This session presents insights into a trial approach to peer review, using Turnitin’s PeerMark tool to enable students to review selected scripts from previous cohorts. Exploring the advantages of PeerMark in streamlining of document distribution and tracking of student participation, and the student perspective of increased authenticity in assessment, reflection on their own assignments, and engagement with feedback. It also provided an opportunity for them to work a new technology, thus enhancing their digital literacy.

(E3) Facilitating soft skill excellence in STEM subjects leads to outstanding achievements

Facilitated by Richard Self

Theme – Employability

This session explores approaches to assessment in software related courses, including Analytics and Data Science, designed to more effectively evaluate and grade both the soft skills, including creativity, curiosity, storytelling, problem solving and communication, alongside core technical skills.

The levels of achievement and evidence of closing the BMEI grade deficit that is common in many universities in the UK indicate real value in this approach. This workshop will briefly present the model and guide participants in considering how they can apply the approach to their own modules and subject areas.

(E6) The future of degree apprenticeships in the Derby Management School

Facilitated by Sue Smith

Theme – Employability

Degree Apprenticeships provide an exciting development and a new opportunity for the University of Derby to diversify their offer and develop an alternative to established study such as on-campus, online, blended, and distance learning. The Degree Apprenticeship enables the learner to gain a full bachelor’s degree whilst working full time and receiving an apprentice’s minimum wage. Key recommendations for developing the Degree Apprenticeship offer at Derby are outlined, focusing on practical suggestions and key lessons to implement going forward.

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Learning and Teaching Conference 2018 - Call for proposals

The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the Learning & Teaching Conference 2018. All staff are invited to submit using the online form below for consideration by the conference review panel. Proposals need to be submitted no later than 12 noon on 22 May 2018.