Train, Share, Play: Translatable practices of working with students as partners to transform teaching 

  • Date: Wednesday 25 July 2018
  • Time: 12:30 to 15:00
  • Venue: Research Room 1, Edward Boyle library, University of Leeds

ENGAGING STUDENTS as partners to boost undergraduate learning will be the focus of a LITE event as part of the Festival of Teaching.

The talk, led by Dr Glenn Hurst, lecturer and Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of York, will explore how adopting a students as partners approach can help teachers enhance the undergraduate learning experience.

Dr Hurst will also look at how social media platforms, such as Snapchat, Twitter and YouTube, can be a valuable teaching asset providing insight, demonstrating laboratory practicals,  providing ‘real life’ context, as well as offering a window into life as an academic.

He said:

Through adopting a students as partners approach, teachers will be able to create a translatable three-pronged toolkit of methodologies designed to enhance the undergraduate learning experience.

“This would comprise of an innovative and implementable Graduate Teaching Assistant training (GTA) programme; a suite of new social media practices, developed to aid subject engagement and contextualisation of content; and, a growing repository of resources to facilitate game-based learning.

“As part of my talk I will outline the aforementioned practices in greater detail by describing a comprehensive and bespoke teacher training programme with active learning embedded throughout.

“I will also cover more recent work on utilising gamification techniques to support learning with a particular focus on how, through a students as partners approach, a mobile-application for game-based learning in organic chemistry was developed in an affordable and translatable manner.”

This is a Leeds Institute for Teaching (LITE) event as part of the Festival of Teaching.

Refreshments will be provided.

To register please email: Rekha Parmar: r.e.parmar@leeds.ac.uk