HEA STEM: Innovations in teaching and assessing large classes

Posted on 2 January 2014

Funded as part of their STEM workshop and seminar series 2013-14, on the 15th of January the Higher Education Academy (HEA) have organised a workshop to explore innovative new methods for teaching and assessing large groups in the STEM disciplines.

Modern higher education targets ever-increasing numbers of students from a diverse range of backgrounds, thus we must embrace innovation to continue to attract, inspire, and educate.

Held at the School of Psychology, Bangor University, and hosted by Dr Fay Short, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Bangor University and a HEA National Teaching Fellow (2013), this workshop aims to provide delegates with an opportunity to gain knowledge and enhance skills in the following areas:

  • Deeper understanding of the issues surrounding effective assessment and teaching of large groups in their own discipline and institute (reflective practice)
  • Knowledge of innovative educational methods that are currently being employed effectively across the sector (dissemination of research and practice)
  • Develop skills in designing and applying effective strategies for assessing and teaching large student numbers (build expertise)

It is intended that delegates will return to their own institute with an action plan for implementing strategies for teaching and assessing large classes.

The workshop is free to attend for delegates from both subscribing andnon-subscribing institutions but booking is essential to secure your place as numbers are limited.

For more information, and to book your place please visit the HEA website - http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2014/15-Jan-innovative-large-classes-Bangor


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