Events

PRACTICAL ideas around decolonising your curricula in STEM will be explored as part of this Share, Adopt, Adapt workshop. Join STEM academics from Leeds and other UK universities as part of the Decolonising Science Committee for an afternoon of progressive and reflective discussion around the decolonisation of science and the curriculum, in a safe collective…
EFFECTIVE practice by Learning Technologists will be examined as part of the next Share, Adopt, Adapt workshop (SAAW). Chris Thompson of the Digital Education Service and creator of Online Educators Network, will discuss techniques used by Learning Technologists at Leeds can be adapted and adopted across the University. Blayn Parkinson, from the Faculty of Environment,…

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AN ESTABLISHED learning teaching network at the University of Leeds is joining forces with LITE to host a new event to introduce the broad range of enterprise education activities at Leeds. The Leeds Enterprise Educators Network (LEEN) will hold its ‘Find out about the network’ event to welcome members, new and old, to learn more…
REDESIGNING and rethinking modules with a focus on inclusivity is the topic of a LITE Share, Adapt, Adopt, Workshop. The session – Module Redesign: Creative assessment and inclusivity in the curriculum and in practice – will be delivered by a number of presenters, including, Nina Wardleworth – Inclusive Curriculum Design, Samantha Pugh – Reimagining University Assessment…
A RE-EVALUATION of induction and transition across higher education will be the focus of the next Share, Adapt, Adopt event led by LITE’s Dr Ruth Payne and Dr Andrew Mearman Questions such as: ‘Is student induction working effectively in your school?’ and ‘Do you want to create a welcome programme that inspires new students and…
INTRODUCING the basics of pedagogical research practice is the focus of the first of a series of seven new LITE Getting Started in Pedagogic Research workshops. The programme has been designed by the Institute to support pedagogic researchers from the very beginnings of a project idea to the final stages of dissemination and impact across…
ENGAGING EMPLOYERS in the Design and Delivery of your Curriculum will be the focus of the next LITE Share, Adapt, Adopt event led by Dr Samantha Pugh and Sarah Wenham, Employability and Placements Manager in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Three colleagues from across the university will share their experiences of working with employers to…
PROBLEM-BASED learning and student diversity will be the focus of the next LITE Masterclass – with a follow up drop in Q&A session. Both sessions will be led by Dr Patrick Bijsmans, Assistant Professor in European Studies at Maastricht University, who will talk about the development and opportunities of problem-based learning (PBL) in the context…
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…
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…