Medicine, Dentistry & Health Team

Projects

MDH

2017-18

Learning and teaching priority:

Spaces for learning and teaching

Project summary:

The project will explore student perspectives of spaces for learning and teaching in the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health: looking to the future.

2016-17

Learning and teaching priority:

Student Engagement

Project summary:

The project aimed to improve access to, and the effectiveness of, student representation at Faculty level to ensure an ongoing dialogue with students about the quality of the student experience, and opportunities for engagement in learning and teaching developments.

SALTs conducted research into current perceptions of Academic Representation, perceptions of what the 'Faculty' is, and the barriers to effective academic representation at Faculty level. Based on research evidence, SALTs piloted and evaluated a new approach to academic representation at Faculty level and provided final recommendations for approaches to student representation in 2017/18.


2015-16

Learning and teaching priority:

Learning technology

Project summary:

The SALT team carried out research to gain information about how students in the faculty use different technologies to learn and what is important to students in relation to using technology in their day-to-day learning activities. This included the use of mobile devices and how they are used in learning and teaching.

The team found that students want technology that is simple and easy to use, updated regularly, efficient and used well by staff members. Technology in learning should enable students to communicate effectively with peers and staff, consolidate learning, test their knowledge and allow them to access information. Wi-Fi connectivity across all learning departments is important to students, as is good technological support and assistance from their Department, Faculty and the University.

Contact

2017-18

Staff Leads:

Peter Grabowski: p.grabowski@sheffield.ac.uk

Sharon Oliver: sharon.oliver@sheffield.ac.uk

Marie Evans: m.evans@sheffield.ac.uk

2016-17

Staff Leads:

Peter Grabowski: p.grabowski@sheffield.ac.uk

Marie Evans: m.evans@sheffield.ac.uk