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Life of learning: Engaging students in learning, teaching and assessment in...
Mon 3 April 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
One day event sponsored by the Society for Experimental Biology, held at Edinburgh Napier Sighthill campus.
Join us for a day of presentations and discussion of student-centred learning.
Free to attend, all staff and research students welcome
Event Theme: Engaging Students in Learning, Teaching and Assessment in the Applied Sciences
Thank you to everyone who proposed a title for presentations. The programme is now complete, and we are looking forward to hearing from you all.
10:15 Students as Colleagues (Mark Huxham, Edinburgh Napier University)
11:00 Putting Students at the Heart of Curriculum Design (Graham Scott, University of Hull)
11:30 Coffee break
12:00 The Quecture: Thinking During Lectures (Heather McQueen, University of Edinburgh)
12:30 How Students View Feedback (Damian Parry, University of Newcastle)
13:45 Swap shop 1 – Examples of practice. Theme: Inclusivity
(1) Improving Teaching for Students with Special Learning Difficulties (Fiona McQueen, Edinburgh Napier University)
(2) What’s Up with Apps? (Nicola Veitch, University of Glasgow)
(3) Teaching Bioinformatics to Biomed, Forensic and Psychology Students (Douglas Lester, Abertay University)
(4) Student-led Assessment (Gwenne McIntosh, Edinburgh Napier University)
14:45 Tea break
15:00 Swap shop 2 – Examples of practice. Theme: Reflective learning
(1) Reflection in Professional Practice in Ecology (Jay MacKinnon, Edinburgh Napier University)
(2) Reflection on Skills Development
(Janis MacCallum and Samantha Campbell-Casey, Edinburgh Napier University)
(3) Building a Successful Partnership in Sports Coaching (Tony Westbury, Edinburgh Napier University)
16:30 Closing remarks (Charlotte Chalmers, Edinburgh Napier University)
Travel to Edinburgh Napier, Sighthill Campus
Edinburgh is well served by public transport links. The main train stations are Edinburgh Waverley and Edinburgh Haymarket. Edinburgh Napier Sighthill campus can be reached by taking the tram from either station in the direction of the Airport, and alighting at Bankhead stop. There is also a train station at Edinburgh Park, which is half an hour's walk from the campus, or one stop on the tramline in the direction of York Place, alighting at Bankhead stop. The cost of this journey is £1.60 and tickets, purchased before travel, are available at machines at all stops.
The quickest way to get to Edinburgh Napier Sighthill campus from Edinburgh Airport is by tram, in the direction of York Place, alighting at Bankhead stop. The cost of this journey is £5.50, and tickets may be purchased before travel at the tram stop.
Further details about Edinburgh Trams may be found at: http://edinburghtrams.com/
This meeting is sponsored by The Society for Experimental Biology.