Practical Teaching in Science and Engineering – Recent Developments

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All science and engineering subjects have some practical teaching aspects. These elements have the opportunity to help students engage and understand the subject matter more than any other. This interactive workshop aims to disseminate current practice in this area and to discuss challenges faced by academics aiming to continuously improve their practice. A number of examples of innovative teaching practices from a range of academic institutions will be presented throughout the day. The workshop will also involve hands-on focus group work, enabling individuals to discuss areas of best practice and compare approaches with different institutions.

The event is aimed at practicing academics with an interest in improving their knowledge on practical teaching and thus improving student learning experience. Students (both undergraduate and postgraduate students involved in practical teaching) are welcome to provide an informed discussion on teaching effectiveness.

10:00 – 10:30 Registration/Refreshments
10:30 – 10:40 Welcome/Aims of workshop
10:40 – 11:10 Andrew Weightman – The University of Manchester
“Teaching Data Acquisition and Experimental methods using the 'flipped classroom' and 'hands on' labs”
11:10 – 11:40 Chris Adams – University of Bristol
“Integrating Technology into the Teaching Lab”
11:40 – 12:10 Andrew Garrard – The University of Sheffield
“A Multidisciplinary Approach to Teaching Efficiently at Scale"
12:10 – 13:00 Lunch/Networking
13:00 – 14:30 Focus groups/Discussion
14:30 – 15:00 Feedback from focus groups (highlights)
15:00 – 15:30 Jenny Slaughter – The University of Manchester
“A-level Practical Endorsement and the Implications for New Undergraduates”
15:30 Closing Remarks
21 Apr 2017

Practical Teaching in Science and Engineering – Recent Developments

Event duration21 Apr 2017 → …
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