Events

On Thursday January 27th 3-4, we will be hosting our very first LITE Teaching Show watch party! This new episode features National Teaching Fellow Alison Voice. Alison explains her research on spaced repetition as a tool for learning retention, and as any previous viewer of these clips will know, we like to have fun with…
This interactive workshop, lead by Professor Mick Healey, is focused on writing for publication in refereed journals. Specific examples will focus on writing about learning and teaching in higher education, though the principles apply to preparing academic and professional journal articles across the disciplines. The workshop will give you opportunities to: Choose a suitable journal…

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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…
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…