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The following Engineering Teaching workshops are both in London in the coming months
HEA STEM (Engineering): Workshop for postgraduate students who teach
- Date: 15 Feb 2013
- Start Time: 11:00 am
- Location/venue: UCL Engineering, London
The day will focus on four areas: Assessment and Feedback, Teaching for Diversity, Small Group Teaching, & Professional Development and the HEA. Further info & Booking
HEA STEM (Engineering): Using Everyday Examples in the Engineering Classroom to Improve Learning and Student Retention
- Date: 18 Apr 2013
- Start Time: 10:30 am
- Location/venue: University College London, London
This workshop will present research-based strategies focused on relating engineering concepts to everyday examples when teaching engineering students, developed and successfully implemented to improve the engagement (and hence retention) of Engineering students as part of the ‘ENGAGE: Engaging Students in Engineering’ project (http://www.engageengineering.
The HEA STEM Annual Conference 2013 Where practice and pedagogy meet will take place on 17-18 April 2013 at the University of Birmingham.
The conference will explore the relationship between pedagogy and practice across the full range of HEA STEM disciplines. Call: The deadline for the submission of full papers and abstracts for both posters and workshops is 21 November 2012.
Areas for consideration at the conference will include the following:
- Improving the employability skills of STEM graduates;
- Innovative approaches to teaching and assessing large classes;
- Giving effective feedback to students;
- Growing diversity in the student population;
- Practices in peer mentoring;
- The impact of information technology in learning and teaching;
- Students as partners.
Further details of the conference and the submission arrangements can be found at the HEA STEM Conference page. If anyone is interested in collaborating on an educational technology focused submission please contact us.
In 2012-13 the travel fund will support activities in the following three streams:
- students participating in learning and teaching events
- staff presenting papers on learning and teaching practice
- staff travelling across a national border within the UK to attend a teaching and learning event.
Further details & application form.
A new HEA blog focussed on discussion of feedback practices in STEM subjects includes a thread on audio feedback.
The HEA STEM Feedback blog is an output of the Feedback in Higher Education STEM T&L Summit held in February. It accompanies a short Summary Report (PDF). The discussion includes an active thread on audio feedback, see What Types of feedback are most effective?, a topic we discussed at the last Informatics Learning & Teaching Forum in May.
Audio Feedback in Turnitin
One of the blog comments highlights a new feature in Turnitin Grademark for adding audio feedback when grading student submissions. Audio recordings are limited to 3-minutes which is a shame but it’s an easy way to record and distribute audio feedback that doesn’t involve creating and uploading files. The interface looks straight-forward and Martin King at RHUL has provided some step-by-step instructions. if you are interested in trying this feature please contact us or just have a go!
An HEA STEM workshop at the University of Lincoln on Monday 11th June.
Participants will work in groups, taking an enquiry-led approach to the workshop
Introduction to Enquiry based learning (EBL) (40 minutes)
- Why use EBL?
- Case studies (60 minutes)
- Examples of EBL
Developing EBL (120 minutes)
- EBL in your context
- discuss the benefits and challenges of introducing a module in mobile application development as part of a computing degree,
- share experience and good-practice in designing and delivering a module in mobile application development,
- share experience of enhancing student learning and employability
- explore possibilities of promoting the study of computing at schools.
Date: 15 May 2012
Location: University of Buckingham
For further details and registration for the free event, click here.
A tool for assessing free-form diagrams and a project getting UGs involved in real research were my highlights of HEA STEM 2012.
I attended Day 1 of the HEA STEM Conference 2012 at Imperial College, on 12th April. I’d signed up because as a STEM newbie I thought it would be a useful way to get a feel for STEM teaching. I very much went along with this in mind rather than searching out educational technology sessions.
In his introductory talk HEA Chief Exec, Craig Mahoney, suggested Gove’s proposal that only Russell Group universities should determine the content of A Levels is absurd. Hard to disagree with that.
I attended a Teaching & Learning parallel strand in the morning and an Innovative Teaching in Computing strand later in the day with a keynote on the Bloodhound SSC (“an engineering adventure”) sandwiched between. As with most conferences the parallels were decidedly hit-and-miss with more misses in terms of take-aways but still interesting in terms of the purpose of my attendance.
The two highlights for me were: More >
The HEA STEM Conference is being held at Imperial College, London 12-13th April.
There are subject area strands, including ones for Computing, Maths and Engineering as well as two Teaching & Learning programmes:
I’m attending day 1 and will post a report here.