The Inspire Conference

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:30:00 GMT

Please note that due to demand extra tickets for the full conference day have been released.  Tickets are very popular so early booking is advised. There is still the opportunity to book for the keynote only by visiting:  Inspire Conference Keynote  When all the tickets have been allocated you can also add your name to the waiting list which will be added here: Inspire Conference in anticipation of a cancellation although this might be notified to you at short notice 

The Inspire Conference takes place on Wednesday 14 January with keynote speaker Dr Mark Brandon, Open University, Polar Explorer and winner of the Times Higher Education Award for ‘Most Innovative Teacher of the Year’ 2012.

Set aside some time to be inspired in 2015:

  • Looking for a New Year’s resolution for your teaching?
  • Are you looking for ideas for creative teaching and learning strategies?
  • Are you interested in hearing from University of Huddersfield teachers about the creative teaching and learning strategies they have developed to inspire their students?
  • Would you like to talk with other teachers about teaching and learning strategies that inspire students?

The Inspire Conference on Wednesday 14 January, 9.00am to 4.30pm, brings together case studies of creative teaching and learning strategies from across the University, the keynote lecture from Dr Brandon and time for Conference delegates to participate in two critical dialogue 'spaces', where there will be an opportunity to come together in groups to discuss what they have heard at the Conference and its relevance for their practice in the future.

Mark Brandon’s keynote paper is entitled “Integration and exploitation of advanced visualization and data technologies in teachingand will be followed by a series of parallel papers from this year’s participants on the Inspire Module. Papers include: 

  • “Learning research methods with video: Addressing mistaken practice."  Graham Gibbs
  • “A methodology for teaching and learning manufacturing technology and workshop appreciation, using the flipped learning approach, to undergraduate engineers and technologists.” Mike Mavromihales
  • “Circles of Context:  Widening the information landscapes of visual learners.” Antony Osborne
  • “Seriously playing with Information Literacy.” Andrew Walsh
  • “A scaffolded approach to teaching information architecture for inquiry-based learning." Steve Wade
  • “Web conferencing and blended learning: Using webinars as a bridge between formative and summative assessment.” Wayne Bailey
  • “Playing Seriously: Using Lego in a History seminar.” Pat Cullum
  • “Integrating Alternative Teaching and Learning Methods to Enhance the Standard Power Point Lecture.” Helen Martin
  • “Experimenting with inspiration: in-service education for HE teachers.” Christine Jarvis
  • “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?: A Case Study of the Influence of Voting Technologies on Undergraduate Learners' Confidence in Self and Peer Assessment." James McDowell 

A full programme will be available soon.



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