Tenth Annual Learning and Teaching Conference:
"Celebrating Success in Learning and Teaching"
Thursday 7 January 2016
Students' Union Building, University of Sheffield
"As places of innovation and creativity, Higher Education institutions are continuously finding new ways to enhance the learning and teaching of our students. The University of Sheffield exemplifies this openness to development, for example by adapting modules and teaching methods to foster greater student engagement, embracing the role of technology in enabling new forms of learning, and promoting the growth of interdisciplinary learning and teaching. Our internationally-recognised research continues to shape teaching in new and exciting ways, while we also bring a range of academic, employability and cultural benefits to students through increased international and practical experience.
This tenth annual Learning and Teaching Conference gives us the opportunity to celebrate and explore such developments through five distinct, but closely related areas of discussion:
- Fostering greater student engagement through innovative teaching methods and involving students in curriculum design
- Adopting an interdisciplinary approach to offer a diverse and holistic learning experience
- Providing students with practical experience and international awareness to develop skills for a global workplace
- Incorporating the University's excellent research into our learning and teaching methods
- Creating an engaging and inclusive environment to enable effective learning.
This year not only marks the tenth annual Learning and Teaching Conference, but also coincides with the development of the University’s new Learning and Teaching Strategy, setting out our core priorities and goals for the next five years. As the new Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching, this conference gives me an important opportunity to reflect on learning and teaching at The University of Sheffield, celebrate what has already been achieved with you, and look forward to how we might build on this in the coming years."
Professor Wyn Morgan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching
Presentations from the Conference
Presentations from the tenth annual Learning and Teaching Conference can be found on the conference blog.
A conference report has been produced summarising the feedback from the event.
For further information, please contact Sarah Moore in the Professional Development Team for Learning and Teaching (firstname.lastname@example.org)