Discovering Teaching Excellence at Leicester Conference, 12 June 2019

This year's 'Discovering Teaching Excellence at Leicester' conference took place on Wednesday 12 June 2019 and featured a mix of presentations, sessions and discussions hosted by colleagues across all areas of the University.

You can see details of the presentations that took place at the conference in the conference booklet. Recordings from the event are available for viewing below.

Nano-Presentations

 

Conference opening keynote sessionResource

Interactive student panel discussing ‘student engagement’

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Nano Presentations

Parallel Session AResource

Mind the gap: generating engagement and note-taking in lectures
Dr Tessa Webb, School of Psychology

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Picture boards: a laboratory demonstrator’s greatest ally
Leanne Blount (Graduate Teaching Assistant) and Dr Richard Blackburn, Department of Chemistry

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Technology for technology’s sake? Reflective tools for appropriate pedagogy
Dr Jon Heywood, School of Education

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Actively engaging large classes in a Computer Science technical module
Dr Mohammad Reza Zare, Department of Informatics

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Parallel Session BResource

Using infographic creation as a tool for science communication assessment and  means of connecting students to local research
Dr Richard Blackburn, Department of Chemistry

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How I ‘fixed’ my approach to flipped classroom
Dr Richard Craggs, Department of Informatics

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Increasing student participation in tutorials with Top Hat
Dr Volko Straub, Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour

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Autistic students’ experience of group work – the development of good practice  principles for academic departments
Sharron Sturgess, AccessAbility Centre, Student Support Services

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Parallel Session CResource

Increasing student engagement, learning and satisfaction with the use of Top Hat technology
Dr Francisco Martinez Mora and Nathaniel Patel (undergraduate student), School of Business

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‘Spectroscopy Unlocked’: a Chemistry escape room educational activity
Dr Barbara Villa Marcos, Dr Dylan Williams, Mariam Mahomed and Lakshmi Sisodia (undergraduate students), Department of Chemistry

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Workshop as strategy to get more participation in class
Dr Alison Taysum, School of Education

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Pre-class reading: how much is too much?
Dr Alan Stocker, Department of Engineering

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Peer observations of teaching: what we learnt about achieving student  engagement
Neil Adams, Ellen Bishop and Martha Papadopoulou (postgraduate researchers), School of Geology, Geography and the Environment. Mehman Ismayilli (postgraduate researcher), School of Business. Megan Pearson (postgraduate researcher), Leicester Law School. Nadine Tauchner and Elizabeth Van Wessem (postgraduate researchers), School of History, Politics and International Relations. Joe Watkins (postgraduate researcher), Department of Genetics and Genome Biology. Dr Kerry Dobbins, Leicester Learning Institute

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Using concept maps in Law to foster meaningful learning: evidence from a pilot  study and reflections on its impact on teaching practice
Dr Rossana Deplano, Leicester Law School

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Do students do their homework last minute?
Dr Lovkush Agarwal, STEM Foundation Year

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