15th Annual University of Glasgow Learning & Teaching Conference

Inclusive teaching and assessment practices

Online (Remo)

29th March 2022 #LTConf22

 

Conference Theme and Venue

The 2022 Conference took place on Tuesday 29th March across a suite of virtual rooms in Remo centred around a replica of Glasgow's grand Bute Hall

Conference Theme: Inclusive Teaching and Assessment Practices

This theme allowed us to consider how we can provide coherent approaches to learning, teaching and assessment in response to increasing diversity on our university community. 

The sub-themes were designed to expand on the overall conference theme and to help us to further embed the pillars of the current Learning and Teaching Strategy in our teaching and assessment practices, and to showcase how practitioners are achieving this. 

Sub-themes

  • Student-centred, active and inclusive learning
  • Connecting learning and assessment to real-world challenges
  • Collaborative approaches to curriculum design and delivery
  • Flexible approaches to learning, teaching and assessment
  • Recognising the diverse needs of an international community

 For any queries, contact the Conference Team

Programme

TimeSessionEvent
09:00 Conference opens 

Bute Hall (Main Room)

Networking and Familiarisation

09:30  Introduction 

Bute Hall (Main Room)

Welcome from Good Practice Adviser

Introduction by VP Learning and Teaching and SRC VP Education

10:15  Session 1

1A - Humanities

Long Presentations x 2 

Abstracts

1B - Senate Room

Short Presentations x 4 

Abstracts

1C - Kelvin Gallery

Workshop 

Abstract

11:15  Break       
11:30  Session 2 

2A - Humanities

Long Presentations x 2 

Abstracts

 

2B - Senate Room

Short Presentations x 4

Abstracts

 
 
12:30  Session 3 

3 - Bute Hall (Main Room)

Posters, SRC Student Teaching Award Videos and Networking   

Abstracts

13:00  Lunch and Networking  Bute Hall (Main Room)  
13:45  Session 4 

4A - Humanities

Long Presentations x 2

Abstracts 

 

4B - Senate Room

Short Presentations x 4

Abstracts  

 

4C - Kelvin Gallery

Workshop

Abstract

 
14:55  Session 5 

5A - Humanities

Long Presentations x 2

Abstracts  

 

5B - Senate Room

Short Presentations x 4

Abstracts  

 
 
16:00  Closing Remarks  Bute Hall (Main Room) 

Pre-Conference Workshop Monday 28 March 2022

The University of Glasgow SoTL Network ran a morning of SoTL activities in Remo, our conference platform. See below for full details.

 

Workshop 1: Getting started with SoTL

Monday 21st March 10am-11am 

Organisers: SoTL SenSEI (Beth Dickson, Frances Docherty, Sarah Honeychurch, Carolyn Loveridge, Lindsey Pope, Victoria Price, Linnea Soler, Nathalie Tasler)

This workshop will offer participants an opportunity to talk to like-minded colleagues about the various stages of SoTL and to focus on the particular stage(s) that currently occupy, trouble or interest them the most

Who are we?

We are an interdisciplinary group of teaching and SoTL focussed colleagues who have emerged from the UofG SoTL Network. For the last eighteen months we have met regularly to share our experiences of the trials, tribulations, and rewards of working on LTS contracts and about how we are finding our feet with SoTL. We discuss our individual and collaborative practices, and we learn from each other different approaches to achieving the same goals. We do not pretend to be experts, but we are a group of reflective practitioners with some expertise both in running SoTL projects and in reflecting upon our own teaching practice, and we have an ever-growing appreciation of the power of collaborative networks. With members from each of the four colleges and from Academic Services, our diverse backgrounds mean that we have a wealth of experience to share about our individual journeys to becoming LTS practitioners of SoTL. 

We would like to open this conversation up to others on the LTS track and from professional services and invite you to join us and take part in a conversation about the various stages of SoTL and the support needed for it to be fruitful. Participants are encouraged to bring along any ideas they have for SoTL– from a tiny spark of an initial thought to a full-grown project with bells and whistles – for discussion, support and encouragement. 

Programme

TimeActivityDescription
10:00 am Welcome Find a seat and make yourself comfortable
10:05-10:15 Presentation A short presentation from the SoTL SenSEI
10:15-10:45 Discussion Networking and focussed discussions of SoTL themes
10:45-10:50 Signposting Information about where to find the SoTL Network
10:50-11:00 Break Take a comfort break if you like, or carry on chatting at your table
11:00-11:50 SoTL Workshop 2 Connecting with SoTL writing goals through collage. Alison McCandlish, Urban Studies (see below)
11:50 am Signposting and final remarks Information about where to find the SoTL Network

 

Workshop 2: Connecting with SoTL writing goals through collage.

Monday 21st March 11am-12pm

Presenter: Alison McCandlish, Urban Studies

Looking to remind yourself to make time to write, or connect in different ways with your SoTL projects and writing goals? Using images and text we will consider our influences, solidify our writing and research intentions and inspire ourselves to make writing goals which work for us, via the power of collage. Don't worry, you don't need to be in anyway artistic or creative, this is all about experimentation and making something which is unique and useful for you.  

This technique draws on the work of arts and social science approaches, but can be applied to any subject or discipline. Collage can be a way to make new connections and ideas (Gauntlett and Holzwarth, 2006), explore your own teaching and learning practice (Childs, Mapasa and Ward, 2020), and even overcome SoTL related issues which you may struggling with (Culshaw, 2019).     

  • Childs, M., Mapasa, T. and Ward, M. (2020) “Considering craft-and arts-based practitioner inquiry activities as a prompt for transforming practice” Educational Research for Social Change, 9(2). doi:10.17159/2221-4070/2020/v9i2a6. 
  • Culshaw, S. (2019) “The unspoken power of collage? Using an innovative arts-based research method to explore the experience of struggling as a teacher,” London Review of Education, 17(3). doi:10.18546/LRE.17.3.03. 
  • Gauntlett, D. and Holzwarth, P. (2006) “Creative and visual methods for exploring identities,” Visual Studies, 21(1), pp. 82–91. doi:10.1080/14725860600613261.