26 June 2018, 10:00 - 17:00
Our annual learning and teaching conference, Engage, celebrates learning, teaching and assessment-related activities across Anglia Ruskin University.
Our keynote speaker will be Professor Neil Morris, Chair of Educational Technology, Innovation and Change in the School of Education and Director of Digital Learning at the University of Leeds, leading on a number of strategic technology projects. He is a National Teaching Fellow, winning a number of national awards for teaching excellence. He is currently Principal Investigator on a major Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) grant exploring the changing nature of Higher Education as a result of digital technology.
Professor Neil Morris's keynote will focus on 'Reimagining Higher Education in the digital age'.
Neil will discuss some of the major changes impacting on Higher Education as a result of digital technology, including unbundling, blended learning, flipped learning, changing use of learning spaces and mobile learning. He will draw on evidence from the literature and from work at the University of Leeds and across the sector.
Fabio is a Senior Lecturer in Macroeconomics and the Teaching Director of the School of Economics at the University of East Anglia. He received a National Teaching Fellowship award in 2017 for his work on student self-efficacy. Fabio is a multiple HEA award winner, and recently led a University-wide national project on Piloting and Evaluating Measure of Learning Gain funded by HEFCE. His research interests encompass various dimensions of Higher Education policy and practice, including student self-efficacy, self-assessment and the widening participation agenda.
Fabio will lead the workshop 'Promoting learning gain and confidence gain in the classroom through self-assessment and peer instruction'.
This workshop will focus on the design of an active learning pedagogy that combines self-assessment and peer-instruction. Participants will experiment with constructing meaningful questions, which can maximise learning in the classroom, and support students in assessing their own competences. We will explore how a student response system can facilitate interaction between teachers and students. In the second part of the workshop, we will discuss methods to analyse the data collected through a student response system. The effectiveness of the pedagogy will be evaluated through simple measures of learning gain, confidence gain, and their association. The workshop will focus on a module in Introductory Macroeconomics at the University of East Anglia, but the principles of the pedagogy are not discipline-specific and can be applied in different many fields.
Heike Behle works as a research fellow for the LEGACY project at the University of Warwick. She looks at employability gain of students and identifies ways to it. Previously, she worked for the prestigious Futuretrack project where she analysed students’ pathways into and out of higher education.
Heike will lead the workshop ' A framework to identify students’ and graduates’ employability'.
The workshop proposes a holistic sustainable framework to identify all aspects of students’ and graduates’ employability and discusses ways to measure these. Heike will first present various definitions of employability and discuss implications for the framework. She will then introduce the framework by using examples of specific student groups. Finally, Heike will discuss the activities of the Careers Services and their implications on the employability of these specific groups of students and graduates.
9.30–10.00 Coffee and arrival
10.10–10.25 Vice Chancellor's address: Meeting the educational expectations of students, employers and government – how can we balance the many demands?
10.25–11.25 Keynote: Reimagining Higher Education in the Digital Age
11.45–12.45 Parallel session 1
13.45–14.45 Parallel session 2
15.00–16.00 Parallel session 3
16.00–17.00 Education strategy workshop and closing address
If you would like to submit a session proposal, please fill out the proposal form. The deadline for abstracts is Monday 28 May. Please note that presenters are required to register for the conference.
Presenters can choose from the following:
Please give approximate timings for your session. For example:
|Exercise 1||15 mins|
|Exercise 2||15 mins|
|Feedback and plenary||10 mins|
If you’ll be using PowerPoint slides in your presentation or workshop, please download the Presenters' PowerPoint Slide template (.pptx). Please also provide us with an electronic copy of your PowerPoint presentation at least one week prior to the conference. Presentations will be included in the conference proceedings.
Each physical poster will be displayed on a board and should be A1 in size.
Images and logos should be prepared at a minimum 150dpi at 100% size.
You should arrange for your poster to be printed by Digital Copy Services and delivered to Anglia Learning & Teaching at least one week prior to the conference.
Please also submit a PDF version of your poster for inclusion in the conference proceedings.
For general information and to view resources from last year's conference, please visit our CPD Opportunities Annual Conference page.