Yesterday was the 9th University of Huddersfield Teaching and Learning Conference, we had a serious number of colleagues booked to attend (about 175). Every year the Teaching and Learning Institute team, the staff development group and a steering group with representation from all the Schools in the University have the responsibility of developing this event where colleagues can network, share practice and learn about what is happening across the University.
— Helen Walker (@Helen_SDU_Hud) June 23, 2014
The day went really well and this was down to all the planning, checking and double-checking of sessions, rooms, food, booking and all those details that go into making a successful event.
Professor Tim Thornton opened the conference by talking about the many achievements in teaching and learning that we have seen this past academic year.
— Olaojo Aiyegbayo (@olaojo15) June 23, 2014
Then we heard from James Ritchie and Dawn Bagnall, two University of Huddersfield students, and they talked about the Student Teaching and Learning Consultant Scheme. This scheme has been running for the last two years and is all about promoting student and staff working together to develop student engagement, the learning experience and promote conversations about teaching and learning
Student t & l consultants talking about their work with lecturers at #hudtlc14. They gave us very helpful feedback for roving lib project
— Alison Sharman (@asharman) June 23, 2014
Strategic Teaching and Learning Projects
Before lunch we heard from four ongoing strategic teaching and learning projects:
- Professor Michael Clarke talked about setting up FIELDS: a student research journal
- Dr Kelly Smith explored the use of business simulation in education and showcased SimVenture
- Dr Rupert Ward talked about developing a sustainability module that could be adapted by colleagues to fit their discipline.
- Dr Jane Tobbell and Professor Janet Hargreaves examined the concept of peer mentoring
In the afternoon, delegates went to workshops or presentations of their choice.
— Bruce Meek (@Bruce_Meek) June 23, 2014
Thank you to everyone who came and contributed to such a fantastic day!
posted by Kathrine Jensen (@kshjensen)