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The Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) is recruiting the next cohort of leaders of teaching innovation, scholarship and pedagogy to join its growing community. The Institute is inviting applications for the LITE Fellowship, which offers secondment at a level of 0.2 to 0.8 fte which may be spread over one to three years and can…
BIDS are again being invited for the LITE Student Education Catalyst Fund to support staff and student innovation in education across the University of Leeds. Both staff and students can apply for the money, which will provide a small project grant of up to £1,000 to help boost student education at Leeds. Grants, which are…
A NEW fund that aims to promote the sharing of innovation in student education across faculties and schools has been launched by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The LITE Transferring Innovation Fund provides £500 to transfer an innovation, or examples of, effective practice from one school, faculty or service to another at the University…
TWO PROJECT leaders have put the call out for teachers of programming interested in trialling a new automated coding assessment tool to get in touch. Dr Craig Evans and Dr Sam Wilson have developed the platform as part of their Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) project to help them more accurately and effectively assess…
A STUDY GUIDE to help bridge the knowledge of physics students who do not have a chemistry A level has been co-created by a LITE Fellow and one of her undergraduates. Dr Samantha Pugh, of the School of Physics and Astronomy, worked in partnership with student intern, Sukhjivan Sandhu, to produce the resource: Understanding Chemistry…
THE KEY note speakers for the Student Education Conference 2020 (#SEC2020) have been unveiled by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) – and submissions for abstracts are now open. Michael Tomlinson, Associate Professor in Education and Director of the Professional Doctorate in Education at University of Southampton, will present a talk on graduate capital…
SEVENTY academics have contributed to 30 chapters to the publication of a ‘Festschrift’ in tribute to LITE Director Professor Tina Overton. ‘Teaching Chemistry in higher education‘, is a collection of contributions from experienced chemistry educators from the UK, Ireland and Australia who have worked on themes related to Prof. Overton’s approaches to teaching Chemistry. A…
TEN FELLOWS and six projects from across the University of Leeds have been selected for the latest round of funding by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The new flexible Fellowships – which range from between one year to three years in duration – are both single and jointly staffed with staggered start dates…
  THE FINDINGS from two LITE projects have been launched in a new ‘Snapshot’ format Dr Samantha Pugh‘s project: ‘Reimagining university assessment by learning from secondary education’ and Dr Natasha McKeever’s, ‘Teaching Research Ethics: A New resource for an Old Need’ are the first to be previewed in the new style. The new format brings together…
THE SUCCESSFUL applicants for this round of the LITE Student Education Catalyst Fund have been announced. A mixture of staff and students have won the funding to boost innovation in education across the University of Leeds. Projects ranging from research into ‘Germ Bugs’, to ‘Learning Arabic Dialect(s)’, and ‘Managing the second year slump’, will benefit from…