PedRIO and TLS: archived events

PedRIO event - Designing a research-based curriculum, 11 October 2017

This event included a 40 minute talk from Professor Tony Harland, from Otago University in New Zealand, followed by an informal discussion/ sharing of ideas about research-teaching links.

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15th Vice-Chancellor's Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, 29 and 30 June 2017

This year the event took place over two days with day one focusing on digital learning followed by the broad ranging themes of teaching and learning taking place on day two.

Keynotes: Sheila MacNeil (Glasglow Caledonian), Helen Beetham (Consultant in HE) and Philippa Levy (Adelaide), Mark Stubbs (Manchester Met)

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Mature Learners in Higher Education - A Symposium

Showcasing research into adult education from across the UK. Event jointly supported by SCRUTEA and PedRIO.

Keynote speakers from the Universities of Southampton, Leicester and Plymouth

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PedRIO 6th Annual Conference, 4 April 2017

Colleagues brought together from across and beyond the University to share pedagogic research. The themes were: Teaching Excellence, Supporting the Student Experience, Feedback and Feedforward in Assessment, Authentic Learning, Ideas and Opportunities.

Keynote: Professor Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds

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PedRIO Conference – Employability in the Curriculum and Beyond 19 January 2017

Sharing best practice on creating and supporting a dynamic curriculum and co-curricular engagement to enhance the student experience and employability

Keynotes: Steve Gerry (Plymouth Manufacturers Group) and Dave Stanbury (University of Essex)

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PedRIO Conference – What is Teaching Excellence? 22 November 2016

This conference explored opportunities and initiatives around enhancement bearing in mind recent changes to legislation

Keynotes: Pauline Kneale (Plymouth University) and Nick Hillman (Higher Education Policy Institute HEPI)

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14th Vice-Chancellor's Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, 29 and 30 June 2016

This year the event took place over two days with day one focusing on digital learning followed by the broad ranging themes of teaching and learning taking place on day two.

Keynotes: Lawrie Phipps (JISC), David White (University of the Arts London) and Judith Petts, Vice Chancellor, and Suanne Gibson (Plymouth University)

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PedRIO annual conference, 8 April 2016

From Curriculum Innovation to Internationalisation, this conference aimed to disseminate best practice and allow for knowledge exchange on important key themes, relevant to teaching and learning provision within the university sector.

This year's themes were: Internationalisation, Educational Sustainable Development, Induction and Transition, Assessment, and Curriculum Innovation.

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PedRIO Workshop Effective Evaluation – Evidencing the value of CPD: impact, instrumentality and indicators? 7 April 2016

Through interactive workshops led by key thinkers in evaluation practice, participants were introduced to evaluation that involves students and creative methodologies.

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PedRIO Masters Level Teaching conference – Issues for the 21st century, 8 January 2016

This one day conference brought together an audience of academic and professional services staff and students from across the disciplines to discuss Masters-level Teaching and Learning issues for the 21st century.

The themes for the conference were: student support and transition, effective learning, curriculum design and assessment.

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13th Vice-Chancellor's Teaching and Learning conference, 26 June 2015

The conference presented high quality papers, interactive workshops, and poster displays showcasing the research of leading academics and practitioners in teaching and learning.

Keynote speaker: Ray Land from Durham University, on 'Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge: a Transformative Approach to Learning'.

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PedRIO annual conference, 17 April 2015

Plymouth University celebrated teaching, learning and pedagogy in higher education over two days during which they hosted the Centre for Recording Achievement’s (CRA) fourth international seminar and the fourth PedRIO Annual Conference.

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Conference – Education for Sustainability in Higher Education: Achievements and Prospects January 2015

This stimulating conference celebrated achievements in sustainability related teaching and learning, pedagogic research, resource development, and innovative learning space design.

The conference, held on 8 January 2015, featured internationally-acclaimed keynotes and a wealth of presentations from the UK and further afield.

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Visual minutes of the conference by Eleanor Beer

Inclusive Assessment conference, 24 November 2014

Discussing the role and need for inclusive assessment; a range of inclusive assessment opportunities; the challenges of matching assessments to students with disabilities.

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TLS and PedRIO events – 2017

  • 10 January – SALT workshop – Pollyanna Magne/Sharon Gedye
  • 10 January – UKPSF & PGCAP Writing Café – Learning Development team
  • 12 January – Leading a successful programme approval – Pollyanna Magne
  • 12 January – Pedagogic Research and Teaching Innovation funding scheme part 2: advice and feedback – Lynne Wyness/Priska Schoenborn/Oliver Webb
  • 18 January – UKPSF & TDF Guidance – Oliver Webb/Priska Schoenborn
  • 08 February – Innovation in Pedagogy Café: Introduction to Sustainability Education – Paul Warwick
  • 09 February – Find out about the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) – Priska Schoenborn
  • 10 February – UKPSF & TDF Guidance – Oli Webb/Priska Schoenborn
  • 15 February – Enhancing Graduate Employability Series Session 2: Examining Employability Practice – Jane Collings
  • 15 February – 'Faster, smarter student feedback’ – Harriet Dismore
  • 21 February – Associate lecturers' training – Sharon Gedye/Jennie Winter
  • 21 February – Promoting Research Informed Teaching – Jennie Winter
  • 22 February – Employability Forum: Supporting the personal development of female undergraduates – Jane Collings/Careers
  • 27 February – UKPSF & PGCAP Writing Café – Priska Schoenborn / Learning Development team
  • 28 February – Facilitating inclusive teaching and learning (incl.responding to DSA reductions) – Jane Collings/Priska Schoenborn
  • 08 March – Senior Personal Tutors' Forum – Oliver Webb
  • 14 March – UKPSF & TDF Guidance – Oliver Webb/Priska Schoenborn
  • 20 March – Navigating Employability using the Plymouth University Compass – Sharon Gedye/Lynne Wyness
  • 28 March – Sustainability Education Research Seminar: Leading innovation in Sustainability Education through a co-operative inquiry – Paul Warwick/Valerie Huggins
  • 29 March – Supporting Assessment, Learning and Teaching (SALT) – Jennie Winter/Priska Schoenborn
  • 29 March – Employability Forum: A student perspective on extra-curricular enterprise impact – Jane Collings/Careers
  • 5 April – Leading a Successful Programme Approval – Pollyanna Magne
  • 6 April – UKPSF & TDF Guidance – Oliver Webb/Priska Schoenborn
  • 12 April – Innovation in Pedagogy Cafe: Introducing systems thinking in teaching and learning – Stephen Sterling/Paul Warwick
  • 25 April – Find out about the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) – Priska Schoenborn
  • 26 April – Innovation in Pedagogy Cafe: Learning for Global Citizenship – Paul Warwick
  • 26 April – Employability Forum: Alumni engagement in the curriculum 
  • 28 April – UKPSF & PGCAP Writing Cafe 
  • 3 May – Sustainability Education Research Seminar: International Perspectives on Education for Sustainable Development in Busines and Economics: China and the UK – Jennie Winter/Debby Cotton
  • 8 May – Problem-based learning: discuss, consider, and possibly deliver – Priska Schoenborn
  • 10 May – UKPSF & TDF Guidance – Oliver Webb/Priska Schoenborn
  • 18 May – Facilitating Small Group Teaching and Learning – Priska Schoenborn/Kerry Gilbert
  • 23 May – Personal Tutoring – Oliver Webb
  • 7 June – Enhancing Graduate Employability Series Session 3: Developing Plans to Enhance Employability – Sharon Gedye/Lynne Wyness
  • 7 June – Innovation in Pedagogy Cafe: Sustainability and Internationalisation - Intercultural Communication – Paul Warwick/Ricky Lowes
  • 13 June – Writing 3* papers in pedagogic research – Debby Cotton/Jennie Winter
  • 13 June – Planning for impact of your pedagogic research – Becky Turner
  • 19 June – UKPSF & TDF Guidance – Oliver Webb/Priska Schoenborn
  • 20 June – Sustainability Education Research Seminar: Wild Pedagogies - reflections on an international colloquium – Stephen Sterling
  • 28 June – Innovation in Pedgagogy Cafe: Sustainability Education through games and simulation – Paul Warwick/Harold Glasser
  • 4 July – UKPSF & PGCAP Writing Cafe 
  • 11 July – UKPSF & TDF Guidance – Oliver Webb/Priska Schoenborn
  • 27 September – TDF workshop - Oliver Webb
  • 28 September – Innovation in Pedagogy Cafe 1: Introducing systems thinking in teaching and learning - Paul Warwick/Stephen Sterling
  • 5 October – Innovation in Pedagogy Café 2: Wicked problems - new challenges for teaching and learning in HE - Justin Dillon, University of Bristol and Paul Warwick
  • 18 October – Smarter, Faster Feedback aching - Jane Collings/Harriet Dismore


TLS and PedRIO events – 2016

  • 6 January – TDF Intensive sessions – Professor Sally Brown
  • 12 January – TDF Intensive sessions – Professor Sally Brown
  • 13 January – Pedagogic Research & Teaching Innovation Fund – Guidance Workshop
  • 13 January – UKPSF & PGCAP Writing Cafes – ED and LD teams
  • 19 January – UKPSF Guidance Workshops – Oli Webb
  • 20 January – Sustainability Education – Introductory Workshops – Paul Warwick/Lynne Wyness
  • 27 January – Leading programme teams through Periodic Review – Pollyanna Magne
  • 28 January – Innovation in Pedagogy Café – Paul Warwick/Lynne Wyness
  • 5 February – Problem based learning workshops – Priska Schoenborn
  • 8 February – Planning for impact of your educational/pedagogic research – Professor Debby Cotton/Rebecca Turner
  • 9 February – Becoming a Chair in 10 Years – Professor Pauline Kneale
  • 11 February – National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) Workshops – Priska Schoenborn
  • 11 February – Facilitating inclusive teaching and learning – Jane Collings
  • 23 February – Enhancing the coherence of assessments within a programme – Oli Webb
  • 24 February – Personal tutoring: common problems, referral and boundaries – Oli Webb
  • 25 February – UKPSF Guidance Workshops – Oli Webb
  • 2 March – Senior Personal Tutors Forum – Lucy Spowart
  • 3 March – UKPSF & PGCAP Writing Café – Lucy Spowart
  • 7 March – Changing Attitudes to Assessment and Feedback – Jane Collings/Rebecca Turner
  • 9 March – Plymouth Plus Forum – Jane Collings/Lucy Spowart
  • 10 March – Group Work – Lynne Wyness
  • 10 March – PedRIO Masters Level: Collaborative Writing – Emily Beaumont/Ken Gale
  • 16 March – UKPSF Guidance Workshop – Priska Schoenborn
  • 16 March – Effective Pronunciation Strategies for Speakers of Non-Standard English – Pollyanna Magne
  • 16 March – Associate Lecturers Training – Priska Schoenborn
  •  7 April – Effective Evaluation PedRIO Workshop
  •  8 April – PedRIO Annual Conference
  • 18 April – Innovation in Pedagogy Café – Paul Warwick/Lynne Wyness
  • 21 April – UKPSF Guidance Workshop – Oli Webb
  • 22 April – Introduction to Student Support System (S3) – Paul Dowland
  • 27 April – UKPSF & PGCAP Writing Café – Oli Webb
  • 4 May – Delivering Intensive Immersive Modules – Jane Collings/Rebecca Turner
  • 4 May – Internationalising the Curriculum – Pollyanna Magne
  • 5 May – Facilitating Inclusive Teaching and Learning – Jane Collings
  • 5 May – Sustainability Education Research Seminar  
  • 10 May – Innovation in Pedagogy Café – Paul Warwick/Lynne Wyness
  • 11 May – The Flipped Classroom – Sharon Gedye/Oliver Webb
  • 12 May – Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods – Jennie Winter
  • 16 May – Leading Programme Approval & Curriculum Development – Pollyanna Magne/Oliver Webb
  • 17 May – Sustainability Education Research Seminar
  • 20 May – UKPSF & PGCAP Writing Cafes – Priska Schoenborn/Oliver Webb/Pollyanna Magne
  • 25 May – UKPSF Guidance Workshops – Priska Schoenborn/Oliver Webb
  • 7 June – Changing Attitudes to Assessment and Feedback – Jane Collings/Rebecca Turner
  • 8 June – Problem Based Learning Workshops – Priska Schoenborn
  • 16 June – The Two Hour Interactive Classroom – Pollyanna Magne/Oliver Webb
  • 17 June – UKPSF & PGCAP Writing Cafes – Priska Schoenborn/Oliver Webb/Pollyanna Magne
  • 20 June – Writing and Publishing 3* Papers in Pedagogic Research – Debby Cotton
  • 21 June – Planning for Impact of Your Educational/Pedagogic Research – Debby Cotton/Rebecca Turner
  • 21 June – UKPSF Guidance Workshops – Priska Schoenborn/Oliver Webb
  • 22 June – Employable Students? Curriculum Perspectives on Employability – Sharon Gedye
  • 28 June – Personal Tutoring as a Space for Personal and Employability Development – Sharon Gedye/Lucy Spowart/Lynne Wyness
  • 29 June – Digital Learning Conference
  • 30 June – VC's 14th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference
  • 8 July – National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) Workshops – Priska Schoenborn
  • 13 July – UKPSF Guidance Workshop – Priska Schoenborn/Oliver Webb
  • 15 July – SALT workshop – Pollyanna Magne/Jennie Winter
  • 8 September – Innovation in Pedagogy Cafe – Paul Warwick
  • 12 September – UKPSF & TDF Guidance Workshop – Priska Schoenborn/Oliver Webb
  • 15 September – SALT workshop – Pollyanna Magne/Jennie Winter
  • 29 September – Leading Programme Teams through Periodic Review – Pollyanna Magne
  • 4 October  – Associate lecturers training – Jennie Winter
  • 12 October – Innovation in Pedagogy Café: Introduction to Sustainability Education – Paul Warwick
  • 14 October – UKPSF & TDF Guidance – Priska Schoenborn/Oliver Webb
  • 18 October – Facilitating Small Group Teaching and Learning – Priska Schoenborn/Kerry Gilbert
  • 19 October – Navigating Employability using the Plymouth University Compass – Sharon Gedy/Lynne Wyness
  • 19 October –  'Faster, smarter student feedback’ – Jane Collings/Rebecca Turner
  • 19 October – Dashboards and democratising access to information: what are the implications for policy makers in a world where minimal digital literacy is required to interrogate data – Paul Hewson
  • 21 October – Enterprise Extra – Curricular: Extra – curricular Activities – Recognising the Entrepreneurial Value – Lynne Wyness/Emily Beaumont
  • 2 November – Enhancing Graduate Employability Series Session 1: Introducing Graduate Employability – Sharon Gedye/Lynne Wyness
  • 3 November – UKPSF & PGCAP Writing Café – Learning Development team
  • 16 November – Facilitating inclusive teaching and learning (incl. responding to DSA reductions) – Jane Collings/Priska Schoenborn
  • 17 November – The 2-hour interactive teaching session – Pollyanna Magne
  • 17 November – UKPSF & TDF Guidance – Priska Schoenborn/Oliver Webb
  • 1 December – Intercultural Education and Internationalisation – Pollyanna Magne
  • 7 December – Pedagogic Research and Teaching Innovation funding scheme part 1: information – Lynne Wyness
  • 7 December –  Innovation in Pedagogy Cafe: Games and Simulation for Sustainable Learning – Paul Warwick
  • 8 December – Personal Tutoring – Oliver Webb
  • 13 December – Teaching for Student Engagement – David Morrison/Jennie Winter
  • 13 December – UKPSF & TDF Guidance – Oliver Webb/Priska Schoenborn
  • 14 December – Navigating Employability using the Plymouth University Compass – Sharon Gedye
  • 15 December – Problem-based learning: discuss, consider and possibly deliver – Priska Schoenborn

TLS and PedRIO events – 2015

  • 8 January – Conference – Education for Sustainability in Higher Education:​ achievements and prospects
  • 12 January – TDF guidance workshop – Priska Schoenborn
  • 14 January – TFAS and PedRIO Funding Workshop – Rebecca Turner/Debby Cotton
  • 14 January – PedRIO Theme Group – Quantitative Reasoning: Bootstrapping Workshop – Paul Hewson/Rana Moyeed
  • 2-5 February – TDF Intensive Week – Professor Sally Brown
  • 4 February – The Flipped Classroom – Sharon Gedye
  • 11 February – Personal Tutoring – Sharon Gedye/Anne Bentley/Karen Sheret
  • 24 February – Unconscious Bias in Teaching and Learning – Debby Cotton/Jennie Winter/Rachel Jagger-Thomas/Laura Beahan
  • 3 March – PedRIO Workshop: A Chair in Ten Years – Professor Pauline Kneale
  • 4 March – Inclusive Examinations – Jane Collings/Pollyanna Magne
  • 11 March – CIP Network/Institute of Education – Teaching Inclusively: changing pedagogical spaces – Professor Penny Jane Burke
  • 11 March – Being an Associate Lecturer – Sharon Gedye
  • 16 March – TDF writing retreat – Priska Schoenborn
  • 17 March – The Two Hour Interactive Classroom – Jane Collings/Pollyanna Magne
  • 23 March – TDF guidance workshop – Priska Schoenborn
  • 16-17 April – CRA, Centre for Recording Achievement annual meeting
  • 17 April – Fourth PedRIO Annual Conference
  • 21 April – TDF writing retreat – Priska Schoenborn
  • 23 April – TDF guidance workshop – Priska Schoenborn
  • 7 May – National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) guidance – Priska Schoenborn 
  • 8 May – Voice Workshop – Wendy Nieper/Pollyanna Magne
  • 14 May – TDF writing retreat – Priska Schoenborn
  • 18 May – Delivering intensive immersive modules – Jane Collings/Becky Turner
  • 19 May – TDF guidance workshop – Priska Schoenborn
  • 26 May – Problem Based Learning (PBL) – Priska Schoenborn
  • 3 June – Plymouth Plus Forum – Jane Collings/Lynne Wyness
  • 10 June – Doing better at personal tutoring – Sharon Gedye/Ricky Lowes
  • 16 June – Associate Lecturer workshop – Sharon Gedye/Priska Schoenborn
  • 18 June – National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) guidance – Priska Schoenborn
  • 24 June – Flipped Classroom – Sharon Gedye
  • 26 June – TDF writing retreat – Priska Schoenborn
  • 26 June – VC's 13th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference
  • 29 June – TDF guidance workshop – Priska Schoenborn
  • 1 July – Engaging Students in Feedback – Jane Collings/Oli Webb
  • 6 July – Delivering Intensive Immersive Modules – Jane Collings/Becky Turner
  • 7 July – The Two Hour Interactive Classroom – Jane Collings/Polly Magne
  • 24 September – UKPSF Guidance Workshops – Oli Webb
  • 7 October – Problem Based Learning Workshops – Priska Schoenborn
  • 12 October – Writing and Publishing 3* Papers in Pedagogic – Professor Debby Cotton
  • 15 October – UKPSF Guidance Workshops – Oli Webb
  • 19-22 October – TDF Intensive Week Events – Professor Sally Brown
  • 3 November – Becoming a Chair in 10 Years – Professor Pauline Kneale
  • 4 November – Changing Attitudes to Assessment and Feedback – Jane Collings/Becky Turner
  • 6 November – UKPSF & PGCAP Writing Cafes – ED and LD teams
  • 13 November – Facilitating Small Group Teaching and Learning – Priska Schoenborn
  • 19 November – Group work – Lynne Wyness
  • 20 November – UKPSF Guidance Workshops – Oli Webb
  • 3 December – Unconscious Bias – Professor Debby Cotton/Jennie Winter
  • 7 December – UKPSF Guidance Workshops – Oli Webb
  • 10 December – Facilitating Inclusive Teaching and Learning – Jane Collings
  • 14 December – The Two Hour Interactive Classroom – Pollyanna Magne
  • 16 December – UKPSF & PGCAP Writing Cafes – ED and LD teams
  • 16 December – Innovation in Pedagogy Café – Paul Warwick/Lynne Wyness 

TLS and PedRIO events – 2014

  • 2 April PedRIO at Plymouth University
  • 27 June – VC's Teaching and Learning Conference
  • 26 September – TDF writing retreat – Lucy Spowart
  • 30 September – TDF guidance workshop – Lucy Spowart
  • 1 October – Innovation in Pedagogy Cafe – Using Systems Thinking in Teaching – Prof Janet Richardson, Jane Grose
  • 14 October – Productive Personal Tutoring workshop – Sharon Gedye, Anne Bentley, Karen Sheret
  • 20 October – TDF Writing Retreat – Lucy Spowart
  • 22 October – Marketing Masters Courses – Professor Troy Heffernan
  • 22 October – The 'Flipped Classroom' – Sharon Gedye
  • 29 October – TDF Guidance workshop – Lucy Spowart
  • 29 October – National Teaching Fellowship Workshop – Priska Schoenborn
  • 29 October – Inclusive Assessment – Jane Collings 
  • 20 November – TDF Writing Retreat – Priska Schoenborn
  • 24 November – Conference: Inclusive Assessment in Practice – Adam Fisher
  • 27 November – TDF guidance workshop – Priska Schoenborn
  • 5 December – PedRIO Workshop: A Chair in 10 Years – Professor Pauline Kneale
  • 10 December – The Two-Hour Interactive Classroom – Jane Collings/Polly Magne
  • 16 December – TDF Writing Retreat – Priska Schoenborn
  • 16 December – Innovation in Pedagogy Cafe – Learning Outcomes in Sustainability Education – Professor Kerry Shephard
  • 16 December – TFAS and PedRIO Funding Workshop – Rebecca Turner/Debby Cotton