Call for abstracts: Annual Learning & Teaching Conference - deadline 7 Nov

Issued: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:39:00 BST

You can now submit your proposals for 30min presentations and 60min workshops at the Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference 2017. Submission deadline: Monday 7 November 2016.

The programme for this tenth Annual Conference will also include 10min lightning talks - a further call for these will be sent out in the New Year, and more information will be available nearer then.

To encourage as much engagement with students and student learning as possible, this year, for the first time, all proposals must identify student engagement. For example you could have students on the presenting team, or they could have been involved in the development, running or evaluation of the project.

The Conference will take place on Thursday 30 March 2017.

Theme: 'Enhancing the student journey'

Colleagues across the University support and guide students through their time at University. We help new undergraduates transition into study, and support them into employment or further study after graduation. We design assessment to drive their learning, and give feedback to help them develop for their next piece of work. We support students as they develop their skills with technology and their links with communities and organisations outside the University.

Your proposals are welcomed for presentations or interactive workshops that address the theme of ‘Enhancing the student journey’, and focus on one or more of the sub-themes.

Sub-themes

Designing effective assessment for learning
Assessment is more than simply testing students’ knowledge or skills. Show how you design assessment to support and drive student learning, and to motivate them to improve and develop.

Giving useful feedback
If assessment is one side of the coin, useful feedback is the other, and is key for student development. Tell us about your innovative feedback methods and how, through feedback, you actively seek to further students' development.

Developing and enhancing graduate skills
It is crucial that the University helps students develop the skills and abilities they need to move into the world of work and further study. Showcase how you lead students to develop and demonstrate these skills.

Facilitating student engagement with the community 
More and more, universities are expected to engage with their local communities. Facilitating students to do so can be a powerful way for them to develop graduate skills and move into employment. Explain how you encourage and facilitate students to engage with their communities; locally, professionally or within their disciplines.

Using technology to enhance the student learning experience
As students’ use of technology in their everyday lives continues to increase, how technology is used to support student learning becomes ever more important. Outline your innovative, emergent or impactful uses of technology to enhance the student learning experience in and across disciplines.

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