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L&T Conference 2018 Programme

Learning and Teaching Conference 2018



9.30 – 10.00 Registration, Peter Froggatt Centre foyer
10.00 – 10.15

Welcome from Lucy Gault, SU VP Education and Professor David Jones

10.15 - 11.00


Innovation in Digital Education - moving from definitions of digital literacy, to a graduate attribute, to a measure of learning gain

Professor Rhona Sharpe, University of Surrey

11.00 - 11.30


11.30 - 12.00

Group Projects: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Dr Philip Hanna NTF, Queen's University Belfast

12.00 - 13.15


Encouraging Creativity and Innovation in Students

Dr Janine Stockdale, Clare Hughes, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen's University Belfast

Encouraging students to listen and talk: Assessing oral skills in a level-one history module

Dr James Davis, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Creative, Collaborative and Cross School Approaches to Delivering Court Work Skills Training on Professional Degree Programmes

Dr Karen Winter, School of Social Science, Education and Social Work, Aine Maxwell, Institute of Professional Legal Studies

Walking in patients’ shoes: simulation methods to enhance students’ learning from the experiences of melanoma patients

Dr Gerry Gormley, Centre for Medical Education

Aligning peer assessment with learning outcomes and a case study assignment in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Dr Susan O'Neill, School of Psychology

13.15 – 14.00



14.00 - 14.30

What is creativity - and can we teach it?

Professor Carol McGuinness, Queen's University Belfast

14.30 - 15.45


Building’ Creativity into your Teaching: Using LEGO to explore creative approaches

Facilitators: Clare Thomson, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences; Dr Helen Reid and Dr Mairead Corrigan, Centre for Medical Education

Simulation and experiential-based learning at Queen's University Belfast

Facilitator: Dr Gerry Gormley, Centre for Medical Education

Mixing Realities: Using Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in Teaching and Learning

Stephen Howell, SMARTlab, School of Engineering, University College Dublin and Academic Program Manager for Microsoft Ireland

Educational Technology Speed Date 

This session will showcase a number of free to use educational technologies and websites, including Canvas, Sway, Class Notebook and PRS. You will get 10 minutes with each application/website to find out how they can be used in your teaching.

15.45 - 16.00


Dr Claire Dewhirst, Head of Centre for Educational Development, Queen's University Belfast

Location: Peter Froggatt Centre, Queen's University Belfast