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Higher Education Workshops
The Education and Teaching Theme supports a number of informal workshops and symposia throughout the year. Events are hosted across the country to enable as many of our Members as possible to attend. The aim of these events is to promote the sharing of best practice in all aspects of teaching, learning and assessment: from laboratory and project-based work, to lectures and small group tutorials.
Feedback from the workshops to The Society’s Committees is a key factor in influencing Society policy and identifying future activities and initiatives.
Teaching Workshop – Queen’s University Belfast, 11 January 2013.
The next workshop will be hosted by Dr Sean Roe at Queen’s University, Belfast. The workshop, entitled ‘Building learning communities in the biomedical science classroom’, will explore environments in which students are supported by staff and each other.
The morning session will include 3 key note talks from Dr Harriet Jones (University of East Anglia), Dr Aisling Keane (Queen’s University, Belfast) and Dr Dave Lewis (University of Leeds). In the afternoon there will be 2 interactive sessions that consider how best to form support networks in practical environments.
There will be time to network over lunch and a social event in the evening.
Colleagues outside of Northern Ireland are eligible to apply for HEA travel grants to attend this workshop. See http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/travel-fund for details. Furthermore, The Physiological Society is providing a limited number of travel grants. To apply for up to £50 from The Society to support travel to this meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday 17 December.
More information and a full programme can be downloaded below.
If you would like to register for this workshop, please email email@example.com.
Physiology 2012 played host to the most recent workshop, entitled Standard Setting in Physiology. A mix of invited speakers, workshops and group discussions addressed the various ways in which exam standards can be ‘set’. A full report will be available soon.
The University of Birmingham hosted a workshop on 19 December 2011 entitled Feedforward and Feedback in Physiology Teaching. There were sessions on methods of feedback and feedforward, a collaborative research project workshop and a physiology teaching swap-shop.
Bristol University hosted a workshop on 22 September 2011, entitled Using Assessment to Engage Students & Enhance their Learning. The workshop provided a discussion forum for the critical evaluation of assessment that will maintain or raise the quality of the student experience in the face of diminishing staff resource.
A wiki page was also established to facilitate discussion about the meeting. Please note that this can only be edited by University of Bristol Staff.
Additional workshops and reports
- Physiology 2011, Oxford University
- The University of Leeds, 2011
- The University of Manchester, 2010
- King’s College London, 2007