The School of Arts held a second one-day Learning and Teaching Symposium on 15 September 2014, as a follow-up to a related event that had taken place in January.
Entitled ‘Inspirational Teaching: Sharing Practice’, the event included speakers from within the School, training sessions (in areas such as e-Learning), discussion workshops, and a student roundtable.
The speaker sessions comprised papers from Lois Davis (Film Studies) on ‘Continuous Assessment in Creative Practice’ and from Russell Mason (Music & Sound Recording) on ‘Why write feedback if students don’t read it?’.
Two discussion workshops facilitated by Christopher Wiley nurtured the sharing of good practices in learning and teaching as well as continuing previous conversations on assessment and feedback.
Another highlight was a student roundtable and question & answer session (pictured above) on ‘Inspirational teaching – students’ perspectives’, featuring panellists Angela Hook (Music MMus), Andy Plom (BA Theatre Studies), and Jessica Onacko (Music MMus).
The event was attended by over 30 full-time and Associate staff ranging from long-standing lecturers to those who had only started work at the University that day, and representing a wide range of arts disciplines.
The full programme for the Symposium may be viewed here: School of Arts Learning and Teaching Symposium 15 September 2014