Session abstracts

Lecture theatre filled with delegates for learning and teaching conference

Please find below session abstracts and presenter bios. Each session lasts an hour with two presentations taking place within one session or one workshop. 

Book your place for the three parallel sessions at our Engage – Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

Please note that you need to book your place for the conference before you book onto the parallel sessions.

Parallel session 1 – 13.00–14.00

1a Creating student-led interdisciplinary scenario learning activities for allied health subjects – Nicky Milner

1b Team-Based Learning: Focus group findings in an optics cohort – Dr Marta Vianya-Estopa

2a Canvas Quick Wins: A brief exploration – Kate Outhwaite

2b Assessment for learning in the UK and Malaysia: A mixed-methods study – Dr Claire Pike

3a Promoting attendance, participation and engagement in a first year module – Dr Suzanna Forwood

3b The wrong kind of knowledge and wrong kind of knower? – Dr Kevin Bryant

4 Learning spaces: A hands-on session exploring learning through a mobile device – Neil Glen and Dr Jeffrey Boehm

5 Design thinking – Dr Beatriz Acevedo, Victoria Roe and Dr Simon Pratt-Adams

6 Making Media-Enhanced Teaching and Learning (METaL) work – Andrew Middleton

7 Ruskin Modules: What's the gain? – Elaine Brown and Dr Emma Coonan


Parallel session 2 – 14.10–15.10

8a Profiling the information seeking behaviour of nursing students – Dr Peter Stokes

8b Adapting the jigsaw technique: Engagement, inclusivity and pedagogic literacy – David Jay, Stephanie Dimond-Bayir and Sarah Etchells

9a Developing trainee teacher understanding of pedagogical practice using 360-degree video – Dr Nicola Walshe, Paul Driver, and Tara Jakes

9b Improving the quality of simulated learning experience through mindfulness meditation – Dr Antonio Bonacaro and Dr Dave Sookhoo

10a Addressing differential attainment through curriculum enhancement – Dr Julian Priddle and Katie Potts

10b Impact of an active learning intervention on attainment gaps – Dr Rachel Berkson and Uwe Richter

11a ‘Did I miss anything?’ Lectures as an immersive experience – Elaine Brown

11b Talking heads: Alumni, application and assimilation – Dr Dan Gordon

12 Credit Bearing in HE: The micro skills of practical compassion in HE student group work – Dr Theo Gilbert

13 Strategies for engaging students with employability through the active curriculum – Andrew Middleton plus Faculty Employability Leads

14 Gender works? – Dr Egle Dagilyte and Dr Liz Bradbury

15 How pedagogic research can support the Active Curriculum – Dr Emma Coonan and Dr Simon Pratt-Adams


Parallel session 3 – 15.30–16.30

16a Running the Anglia Ruskin Qualitative lab: Evaluation and reflection – Dr Francesca Cavallerio and Sharon Boswell

16b Co-design the Curriculum to Embed Enterprise Education: Enhancing employability – Marcia Baldry-Bryan, Ian Styles and Sam Maxwell

17a ‘Because they are my friends’ Reasons to attend personal tutorials – Elaine Brown

17b Building higher education curricula fit for the future: How HE institutions are responding to the Industrial Strategy – Dr Simon Pratt-Adams and Dr Emma Coonan

18a The relationship between reward and recognition and teaching excellence – Mark Warnes

18b Advancing your career – Dr Jaki Lilly and Andrew Middleton

19a Visual innovation in the format of Canvas – The case of Design Thinking – Dr Beatriz Acevedo and Ian Lea Martin

19b Getting the most out of using eTextbooks to support teaching – Margaret March and Christina Harbour (plus Kortext Account Manager)

20 A problem-solving framework to enhance creativity and innovation in science students – Dr Linda King, Joana Rodrigues and Preethi Thankappan Nair

21 Primary classroom active learning strategies that work in lectures – John Parkin

22 Analysing Student Advice interventions to help your students’ success – Dr Elizabeth Coome, Katie Porrer and Brian Richardson

23 Assessment authenticity and inclusivity – Dr Linda Brown, Dr James Trueman and Dr Julian Priddle