LITE: Lunchtime Work in Progress seminars

  • Date: Thursday 15 June 2017

THE LEEDS Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) presents a series of fortnightly Work in Progress seminars to showcase teaching innovation and scholarship projects throughout the University’s student education community.

This series (see below) of lunch-time talks captures a small selection of the innovative pedagogic research and projects currently being undertaken on campus. They also provide a forum for discussion and networking, and are open to all.

Lunch is provided

To reserve a place on any of the following events, contact Rekha Parmar [LITE] on

A colourful timeline transfer runs down the wall of a corridor at the University of Leeds

Bee Bond: The importance of language in disciplinary understanding

15 June – 28 University Road LT (G.23) – 12:00-13.30

This seminar provides an overview of the key themes and questions emerging from my current Excellence and Innovation fellowship project.

The project used an ethnographic approach to explore the experiences and perspectives of students and academics working at PGT level as they transitioned from pre-sessional support in the Language Centre into two different disciplines (one STEM and one Arts/ Social Sciences). The interplay between language and content knowledge provided the core of the research focus, but wider themes around identity, knowledge communication and epistemology rapidly came to the fore.

This seminar will have relevance for all those involved in teaching international students, particularly at taught post-graduate level.