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Transforming Teaching & Taking Stock

14th Annual University of Glasgow
Learning & Teaching Conference

Friday 18 June 2021 - #LTConf21

Conference theme

The 2021 Conference took place on 18th June across a suite of virtual rooms centred around a replica of Glasgow's grand Bute Hall.

The preceding academic year saw the most significant upheaval to our learning and teaching environment that any of us are likely to have experienced.

Under the theme of Transforming Teaching & Taking Stock, this year’s conference was a chance to celebrate the developments, adaptations and innovations that have supported the success of our students, our staff, and of the University through the unique challenges of that past academic year.

It was also a chance to reflect on our strong recent technological and pedagogical history in designing blended learning environments that laid the foundation for that success.

 

Programme

TimeSessionEvent
09:00 Session 1 Conference opens - networking and familiarisation
09:30 Session 2 Opening remarks - Principal and VP Learning & Teaching

10:00

Session 3

3A - Senate Room

Workshop

Abstract

(NB: booking closed)

3B - Hunter Halls

Full talks x 2

Abstracts

3C - Humanities LT

Short talks x 4

Abstracts

3D - Kelvin Gallery

Short talks x 4

Abstracts

11:00

Session 4

Posters & networking (view posters)
11:30 Session 5 Panel discussion with Deans L&T
12:30 Session 6 Lunch & networking - Join Bute Hall
13:30 Session 7

7A - Senate Room

Workshop

Abstract

(NB: booking closed)

7B - Hunter Halls

Full talks x 2

Abstracts

7C - Humanities LT

Short talks x 4

Abstracts

7D - Kelvin Gallery

Short talks x 4

Abstracts

14:30 Session 8 Break & networking - Join Bute Hall
15:00  Session 9

9A - Senate Room

Workshop

Abstract

(NB: booking closed)

9B - Hunter Halls

Full talks x 2

Abstracts

9C - Humanities LT

Short talks x 4

Abstracts

9D - Kelvin Gallery

Short talks x 4

Abstracts

16:00 Session 10 Closing remarks
17:00   Remo event closes. Conversations can continue in breakouts.   

Satellite event sign-up

These more relaxed events created an additional chance for attendees to catch up with colleagues they may not have seen as much as  they typically would have over the previous academic year.

What's been the most and least successful new approach you've tried all year? Tue 15th, 3-4pm Sign-up closed 
Networking and coffee Wed 16th, 1.30-2.30pm Sign-up closed 
Using the whiteboard software in Remo (and other technical Q&A) Thu 17th, 11am-12pm Sign-up closed
What topics would you like to see covered in next year's L&T CPD series? Thu 17th, 12-1pm Sign-up closed
Scholarship 'Unconference' (full details below) Thu 17th, 2-4pm and
Mon 21st, 10am-12.30pm
Sign up closed (part 1)
Sign up (part 2)

SoTL 'Unconference' - full details

Thursday 17th June 2-4pm, and Monday 21st June 10am-12.30pm

Organisers: Beth Dickson, Frances Docherty, Sarah Honeychurch, Susan Jamieson, Carolyn Loveridge, Lindsey Pope, Victoria Price, Linnea Soler, Nathalie Tasler

This symposium will explore the importance of SoTL (the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning) as an evidence base on which to build transformations in your teaching, for evidencing best practice, and for helping practitioners to take stock of how they currently practice to enhance their SoTL outputs.

We are an interdisciplinary group of LTS academics who have emerged from the UofG SoTL Network. For the last nine 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, 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 invite them 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. 

Learning points 

By the end of the session participants will have had the opportunity: 

  • To discuss what SoTL is and why it is so important for learning and teaching 
  • To take stock of their own teaching practice and consider how they might use this in order to enhance their SoTL outputs 
  • To gain, first-hand, the power of collaborative discussion in supporting and shaping SoTL projects 
  • To meet like-minded individuals who are enthusiastic about the joys of SoTL 

 


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