Events

A ROLLING ONE stop shop for all your PedR needs is set to open its doors at the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The LITE PedR Surgery will provide informal guidance and support to any member of staff at the University of Leeds on any aspect of a pedagogic research project on the first…
A DAY-LONG retreat to support colleagues in the early stages of their pedagogic research (PedR) has been organised by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The LITE Pedagogic Research Retreat will offer the time and space to create a ‘sound plan for implementation in the coming year’ for any current or future PedR research…
THE STUDENT Education Conference 2020 will take place on January 6 and 7 with a theme of ‘Student Success’. Abstracts for #SEC2020 can be submitted from August 8 up until October 16. Keynotes for the event, which is held annually at the University of Leeds, will be announced shortly. Professor Tina Overton, LITE Director, said:…

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TWO visiting academics from Australia will deliver two separate seminars as part of a LITE Masterclasses double header focusing on both ‘career development’ and  ‘cognitive competency in the STEM curriculum’. Julia Choate, Director of undergraduate physiology education at Monash University, Melbourne, will present the first session on: ‘Exploring attitudes and beliefs of academic staff towards…
A NETWORK that focuses on both academic development and the skills needed to succeed in the workplace has been launched by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). New members are being sought for the ‘Transferable Skills Through the Curriculum Network‘, which will bring together practitioners from across the University interested in embedding employability within…
THE BENEFITS and challenges when using digital technologies to provide feedback and assessment will be the subject of the next LITE Masterclass. The seminar: ‘E-assessment: barriers and benefits in higher education’ will be led by Helena Gillespie, Senior Lecturer in Education and Academic Director of Widening Participation at University of East Anglia (UEA).  Dr Gillespie will…
AN EXCITING opportunity to collaborate with international colleagues at a two-day writing retreat in the Spanish city of Bilbao has been created by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) as part of a programme of work. Expression of interest are now being invited for the LITE International Collaborative Writing Project, which begins in Bilbao…
DUE to popular demand LITE has added a second Getting Started in Pedagogic Research Workshop and Lunch. The session, which will explore how to successfully start research into teaching and learning, booked up quickly the first time around with many left disappointed. So to meet this demand, the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) has…
WORKING EFFECTIVELY across disciplines and what that means for student learning will be the focus of the next LITE Share, Adopt, Adapt session. LITE’s Dr Scott McLaughlin and Dr Cathy Coombs will lead the seminar which will explore both what interdisciplinary working means in practice, and how does teaching across disciplines translate to student learning. Dr…
IMPROVING the efficiency of ‘indicators’ around student education satisfaction will be the focus of the next LITE Masterclass by Professor Murray Saunders from the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University. The seminar will explore ways in which ‘indicators of enhancement’ can be redefined to more accurately reflect changes as a result of attempts to…
THE ‘NUTS and Bolts of Student Research Projects’ will be the focus of the next Research-based Learning (RBL) Network meeting led by Dr Dave Lewis. This session will explore the different ways student research projects are delivered, supervised and administered across the University using the Final Year Project guidelines, created to support the introduction of…
EFFECTIVE LEARNING from diversity and inclusivity in the curriculum will be showcased at a ‘Share, Adopt, Adapt’ themed workshop organised by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The event will be delivered by Dr Nina Wardleworth and Dr Ruth Payne, who currently undertake a range of inclusive learning and teaching, assessment and curriculum design…
BRIDGING THE the gap across science and art in teaching and learning to benefit students and staff is the subject of the next LITE Masterclass. Associate Professor Chris Thompson, Dean for Education of Science at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, will deliver the session: ‘The Science/Art Nexus – a trans-disciplinary approach’ as the latest in the…