Registration open – SOLSTICE and CLT Conference 2017

Registration is open for the 2017 SOLSTICE and CLT Conference at Edge Hill University on 5th and 6th June.

Please click here to register for the conference

(One day = £190 including VAT.  Both days = £370 including VAT.)

8 Guest Speakers confirmed:

Sue Beckingham
Prof. Sally Brown
Dr. Mark Childs
Prof. Peter Hartley
Prof. Phil Race
Dr. George Roberts
Prof. Keith Smyth
Simon Thomson

2016 Professional Development Series (for EHU staff) – forthcoming sessions facilitated by Prof. Mark Schofield

Professional Development Series – forthcoming sessions facilitated by Prof. Mark Schofield

Please click on the session title to book your place. When you book a place, you will receive a confirmation email, which will include room details.

Teaching, Learning and Assessment at M-Level
Tuesday 16th February, 10-11 am
This session will focus on key features of what is described as ‘M-Levelness‘ in terms of module and programme design, teaching, learning, assessment and the resources that students engage with.

 Connecting Research and Teaching
Monday 7th March, 10-11 am
The research teaching nexus (RTN) is of obvious importance in the University. This session will provide a background to this concept and a focus on practical considerations for curriculum design, teaching and assessment.

Supporting Undergraduate Academic Writing in your Classroom
Thursday 14th April, 10-11 am
This session will focus on practical strategies to support students with academic writing. It will also attend to active reading strategies and tactics for formative assessment in preparation for summative tasks. Attention will be given to notions of modelling and scaffolding writing and to ‘dialogue’ associated with effective writing in the disciplines.

Designing and Leading Modules
Thursday 21st April, 10-11 am
This session will focus on key aspects of module design for colleagues from all disciplines. It will involve practical examples and approaches and equip participants to write modules which focus on an excellent student experience with appropriate attention given to academic standards. It will also consider how modules ‘fit’ into larger curricula. It will also provide an opportunity for Q and A and discussion of module leadership.

This session may also be of interest to GTAs and those on the Post-graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education course who wish to know more about modular approaches and design.

Designing and Leading Programmes
Thursday 19th May, 10-11 am
This session will focus on practical considerations for team members and team leaders in curriculum design at the University. It will address the central question ‘what do we want graduates to know, understand, be able to do and value and how might we design so this can be achieved’. It will be useful for those preparing for validation or review and will build on the previous ‘Writing Modules’ session. It will also provide an opportunity for Q and A and discussion about programme leadership.

This session may also be of interest to GTAs and those on the Post-graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education course who wish to know more about modular approaches and design.

Call for proposals – SOLSTICE eLearning Conference 2015

2015 SOLSTICE E-Learning Conference

This year’s SOLSTICE conference will take place on 4th and 5th June 2015 in the Business School at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK and will focus on the enhancement of student learning through evidence informed practices.

We invite proposals for papers, workshops, demonstrations, presentations, short “PechaKucha” style presentations and posters which broadly align with the conference themes, or relate to other areas of effective practices.

The deadline for proposals is 4pm on Friday 27 February 2015.

SOLSTICE Proposal Form

Call for proposals – SOLSTICE eLearning Conference 2014

2014 SOLSTICE eLearning and Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT) Conference – Call for Proposals

The 2014 SOLSTICE eLearning and CLT Conference will take place on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th June 2014 in the Business School at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK and will focus on the enhancement of student learning through evidence informed practices.

Thursday 5th June 2014 – SOLSTICE eLearning conference
Technology Enhanced Learning practices

Friday 6th June 2014 – Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT) Conference
Innovation and development in higher education learning and teaching practice

We invite proposals for papers, workshops, demonstrations, presentations, short “PechaKucha” style presentations and posters which broadly align with the conference themes, or relate to other areas of effective practices.

The deadline for proposals is 4pm on Friday 28 February 2014.

Proposals should be submitted via the electronic proposal form:

Places for Edge Hill staff to attend the conference will be free of charge to you and your department, as the Centre for Learning and Teaching will sponsor these places as part of the professional development series.

Further information, including booking details, will follow shortly.

Solstice and CLT Conference 2014

The dates have been set for the annual Solstice and CLT Conference: Thursday 5th and Friday 6th June 2014.  The conference will be in the Business School at Edge Hill University.  Further information, including booking details, will be available soon.

If you have any queries about this conference, please contact Lizy Reed (Operations Co-ordinator, Solstice and CLT) Email: reede@edgehill.ac.uk. Phone: 01695 650750.

Learning Outcomes and Level Descriptions – 23rd October 2013, 12.30 – 2.00 pm

Places for this staff development session should be booked via the staff development booking system.  Validation conditions frequently focus on the expression of learning outcomes in respect of level, and the appropriateness of the assessment strategies which test them. Learning outcomes set the threshold standard for achievement in a module or programme and this session will look at the parts of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education (QAA) and related credit frameworks which offer guidance on the writing of knowledge and skills-based learning outcomes. Participants will consider how marking criteria are developed and used in order to differentiate student achievement beyond threshold level, reviewing examples of good practice that they may wish to replicate in their own areas. The session will also consider related issues such as the optimum number of learning outcomes per module, whether learning outcomes should be tested more than once within a single module, and the implications of failing an assessment task which provides the only opportunity in the module to test a learning outcome.

 

 

Needs of International Students – 16th October 2013, 12.30 – 2.00 pm

 

Places for this professional development session should be booked via the staff development booking system.

This session will discuss strategies and methods on enhancing the needs and experiences of International students at Edge Hill University. These groups include students studying on the following programmes:

•             International Foundation Programme (IFP)

•             Undergraduate programme

•             Postgraduate programme

Following the presentation, you will be better informed on how to support and enhance the experiences of these group of students academically or socially.  A final discussion will draw together the ‘take away’ messages from the group as to how to improve and enhance their experiences whilst studying here at Edge Hill.

The session will address three main challenging areas faced by international students and how the implications for academic and general staff at Edge Hill. The areas are:

1)    Culture shock (Student experience)

2)    How do people learn English?

3)    What International Students, Academics and General support staff need to know and put in place.

Call for Proposals for 2013 Annual Conference

 

SOLSTICE eLearning & Centre for Learning & Teaching Conference 2013:
Learning & Teaching in Higher Education: Effective Practices

5th & 6th June 2013
Edge Hill University, UK

You are invited to submit proposals for our 8th SOLSTICE & CLT 2013 Conference, our well established conference will feature keynote speeches, presentations from our students and Students Union, paper presentations, workshops and demonstrations and short “PechaKucha” style presentations as well as an exhibitor and display area and an evening drinks reception.

Full details can be accessed on the conference webpage >>>