'Discovering Teaching Excellence at Leicester' Conference, 2018

This year's 'Discovering Teaching Excellence at Leicester' conference took place on Wednesday 13 June 2018 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 abstracts booklet. Recordings from the event are available for viewing below.

Nano-Presentations

Educational Scholarship/Pedagogic Research Presentations

 

Keynote SpeakerResource

What's teaching excellence, and why does anyone care?
Ant Bagshaw, Deputy CEO of Wonkhe

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Nano Presentations

Parallel Session AResource

Embedding best practice for the use of Turnitin GradeMark through student-staff partnership
Dr Alan Cann, Dr Tessa Webb and Dr Robin Green, Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour. Caroline Smith, Leicester Learning Institute

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Community, engagement and NSS
Dr Sarah Gretton and Professor Derek Raine, Centre for Interdisciplinary Science

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On dealing with whiteness as a white educator: a nano-report of an educational experiment
Professor Clive Marsh, Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning

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Foundation year STEM studies: a challenging and increasingly important part of higher education
Professor John Bridges, Dr Paul Howes, Dr Rhaana Starling, Professor Julian Osborne, Dr Tom Stallard, Dr Harmony Lansdown and Dr Lovkush Agarwal, Department of Physics and Astronomy

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A Place to Learn: developing teaching and learning spaces on campus
Dr Frances Deepwell, Leicester Learning Institute

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Parallel Session BResource

Using QAA, to develop a PGR grading system mapped to intended learning outcomes, a brief, and marking guides to optimise impact of students’ assessment for learning
Dr Alison Taysum, School of Education

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Dissertation supervision and research training
Professor Stephen Wood, School of Business

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Student attendance in the School of Business: an integrated approach
Brad Davies and Dr Jenna Ward, School of Business

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Colonial countryside internships: a work in progress
Dr Corinne Fowler, School of Arts

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Teaching transferable skills: a resource bank for staff
Anna Graves and Karen Sylvester, Career Development Service. Dr Ann Bicknell, Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour. Maxine Bodicoat, Annette Samuel and Amy Edwards, Student and Academic Services. Comfort Asaolu, Student, School of Biological Sciences. Rebecca Packer

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Parallel Session CResource

Beyond the lecture theatre: ‘Superweeks’ for teaching marketing in context
Professor James Fitchett and Mihalis Kavaratzis, School of Business

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‘Tomorrow’s dream’: running a PAL scheme for Master’s students in museum studies
Dr Jen Walklate, School of Museum Studies

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Learning through experience: the Mediation Game
Dr Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella, Leicester Law School

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Active learning in STEM foundation year maths lectures
Dr Lovkush Agarwal, Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Environmental microbiology in the field: opportunity for student engagement and student-led research
Dr John Pearl, Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

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Creating an effective learning environment to teach statistics and data analysis using R software
Dr Mintu Nath, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

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Parallel Session DResource

Experiences using TopHat in lectures and larger group work sessions
Dr Volko Straub, School of Biological Sciences

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The Leicester Award: embedding personal and career development into the curriculum
Mark Maher, Career Development Service

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Opportunities for gamification in undergraduate STEM curricula
Duncan Parker, Centre for Interdisciplinary Science

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All modules should have a pass/fail test
Professor Jeremy Levesley, Department of Mathematics

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Accreditation schemes for students in Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) schemes: experience report from the School of Business
Sigmund Wagner-Tsukamoto and Yaseen Jakhura, PAL Scheme Facilitator/Coordinator, School of Business

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Educational Scholarship/Pedagogic Research Presentations

Parallel Session EResource

Good things coming in very small packages: an interim report on toolkits for very small group teaching
Dr Malcolm Noble and Dr Miriam Gill, Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning

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Beyond ‘whitestream feminism’: teaching feminist media studies in the transnational classroom
Dr Jessica Bain, Dr Jilly Kay and Dr Melanie Kennedy, School of Media, Communication and Sociology

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Enhancing student engagement in lectures using ParticiPoll: a case study
Dr Ioannis Kyriakopoulos, Department of Engineering

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Measuring the expectations of new chemistry students
Dylan Williams, Department of Chemistry

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Parallel Session FResource

The impact of pre-laboratory simulations on student attitudes of a first year laboratory course
Dr Richard Blackburn, Dr Barbara Villa Marcos and Dr Dylan Williams, Department of Chemistry

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The ‘Learning Ecology of the Flipped Classroom’
Matthew Mobbs, Leicester Learning Institute

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Engaging supersize classrooms: mission impossible?
Dr Sukanlaya Sawang, School of Business, Peter O’Connor and Muhammad Ali, Queensland University of Technology

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Developing employability skills: a case study in the MSc in Medical Statistics
Stephanie Hubbard and Ellesha Smith, Department of Health Sciences

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Parallel Session GResource

Tackling the rampant free-loading in computer science group-projects using old-fashioned and cutting-edge techniques
Dr Richard Craggs, Department of Informatics

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The effect of Reflect on student achievement and engagement in psychology
Dr Chris Brand, Eleanor Swan, Dr Susie Ebrey, Dr Diana Pinto, Dr Hannah Ryder and Dr Elizabeth Abbey, School of Psychology

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Augmented and virtual reality in the design of mechanical systems: teachers’ and students’ perspectives
Dr Mateusz Bocian, Ana Stotsjuk, 3rd year student and Kemalathan Selvarathinam, 3rd year student, Department of Engineering

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Parallel Session HResource

Developing doctoral students’ critical writing skills through peer assessment and review
Dr Joan Woodhouse and Dr Phil Wood, School of Education

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Can virtual reality clinical scenarios improve medical students’ clinical learning?
Dr Nasif Mahmood, Vanessa Rodwell, Student and Terese Bird, Leicester Medical School

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Assessing group work: process is as important as product
Dr Diana Pinto, School of Psychology

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Student-led development of a physiotherapy apps database
Olivia Bennett, Student, Dr Nicola Clague-Baker and Nick Court, Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health Professions. Terese Bird, Leicester Medical School

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