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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…
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…
A SUCCESSFUL funding pilot to support events around the scholarship of teaching and learning has been rolled out on a longer term basis by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The  Supporting PedR Fund, which aims to provide up to £400 per bid for staff to deliver an event promoting research into student education…
A Revamped and more sustainable Student Education Bulletin (SEB) has been launched by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The SEB, which started off life as the Learning & Teaching Bulletin in 2002, covers news, features and comment in Student Education from across the University of Leeds. Click the PDF below for a look…
EXPLORING the potential of learning analytics to impact student learning and academic practice is the focus of a new Fellowship launched by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The LITE Learning Analytics Fellowship will play an important role in the development of the institutional learning analytics strategy and a Code of Practice on learning…