2017

Evidence for Enhancement: Improving the Student Experience

Wednesday 29th November, 14.00 - 16.30
Linklater Rooms, King’s College, Old Aberdeen

The new QAA Scotland Enhancement Theme, Evidence for Enhancement: Improving the Student Experience was launched in June 2017 and will run until June 2020. The Theme covers which elements of qualitative and quantitative information pertinent to teaching and learning are useful to help us identify effective practice and areas for enhancement. This information helps the University to prioritise approaches for improving the student learning experience and evaluate the effectiveness of our interventions.

The Annual Learning & Teaching Network Event in 2017 provided an opportunity for staff across the University to engage with and discuss the new Theme. Dr Anne Tierney, Edinburgh Napier University delivered the keynote presentation, “Engaging with Educational Research: Five Ideas from the Literature to Improve Your Practice”. This was followed by parallel sessions hosted by staff from across the University.

The full programme is available here.

Information about past events can be found here.

2016

Student Engagement: Fresh Thinking, Fresh Approaches

Wednesday 16th November, 14.00 - 16.30

In 2016 the theme was ‘Student Engagement: Fresh Thinking, Fresh Approaches’, Dr Debbi Marais, Principal Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick was the keynote speaker. Dr Marais explored the topic of “Engaging the Disengaged Student”. This was followed by parallel sessions hosted by the Strategic Feedback & Assessment Task Force Group, topics included: Flipping the Classroom, Innovative Assessment and Formative Feedback.

The full programme is available here.

Information about past events can be found here.

2015

Work-Related Learning, Thursday 3rd December 14.00 - 16.30

Following consultative discussions with the Teaching Fellows' Network the theme for the 2015 Annual Teaching Fellows' Event was the pedagogy and practice of Work-Related Learning. The programme included a keynote presentation by Sabine McKinnon, Senior Lecturer in Academic Development, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) on the Real WoRLD (Realising work-related learning diffusion) project.

The programme from this event can be downloaded here and slides from the keynote presentation can be found here.

Information about past events can be found here.

2014

Linking Education & Research: Maximising Your Impact and Raising Your Profile

The latest Annual Teaching Fellows' Event took place on Thursday 22 May 2014. The keynote speaker was Dr Janet De Wilde, Assistant Director (Scotland) of the Higher Education Academy and Head of STEM.

This presentation explored how to optimise opportunities to achieve maximum impact with one's teaching, research and other areas of interest. It explored ways to work with evaluation, pedagogic research and other teaching journals and outlets to disseminate findings in order to create a rounded academic profile.

2013 - Assessment & Feedback

Annual Learning & Teaching Event for University Teaching Fellows 2012: Developing and Supporting Teaching Fellows

This invitation-only event was organised by the Centre for Learning & Teaching and provided an opportunity for Teaching Fellows from across the institution to come together and share ideas and experiences while also considering ways in which Teaching Fellows could continue to develop professionally.

This year's event was held on Thursday January 12th 2012 and was attended by around 40 members of staff.