Discover: the Learning and Teaching Conference and Exhibition Programme

A one-day conference and exhibition which celebrates learning and teaching through College-based workshops; a showcase of teaching and assessment practices; an opportunity for contestation in an Exam Debate; themed discussions and workshops on contemporary issues and research in practice.

Programme

Session

College-focused events co-located in the Centre for Medicine

Opening of ‘Discover: Teaching at Leicester Exhibition’ with Lunch
Host: Jan Ball, Leicester Learning Institute

With this exhibition, Leicester Learning Institute is providing an opportunity to bring together examples of practice from across the University. We are demonstrating the diversity of high quality teaching, learning and assessment approaches practised within different disciplines and contexts.

The Exam Debate

The Exam Debate
Host: Alex Mitchell, Leicester Students' Union and Frances Deepwell, Leicester Learning Institute

The Leicester Students' Union and LLI are hosting a debate on the use, purpose and value of examination as a mode of assessment in Higher Education. This debate will inform an institutional conversation about how we might introduce well considered changes to our programmes in response to the University strategic imperative to vary the way that we assess our students, and to reduce the volume of exams.

Tea and Topical Talks
Host: Various

As a learning community, we discover most when we come together and talk about teaching, and through these encounters we uncover a rich and diverse range of practices that often give us new insights into what we are doing ourselves. Over refreshments, come and talk to colleagues about some of the key topics defining Higher Education teaching: Continue the debate on the role of exams; What is meant by flipped teaching? How can I engage more students in seminars? What role do games play in higher education? How can my feedback be more effective? What is teaching excellence? Maybe you have a topic you would like to suggest?

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