Events

Registration is now open for this one-day workshop: Oral Fluency in the second/ foreign language classroom. Improving spoken fluency is a key aim for university language learners and teachers, and plays an increasingly important role in assessment (e.g. in CEFR standards) as well as in effective communicative teaching practices.  Drawing on findings from research, this…
Brian Henson, School of Mechanical Engineering This seminar will explore Brian’s LITE project focused around bench marking standards of assessment of final year projects, he will discuss recommendations about the form and analysis of assessment of final year projects to ensure consistency of standards of assessment across different types of projects using different assessments. Time: 12:30pm…
30th November: 11 – 4 Venue: Leeds Humanities Research Institute, Room 1, 29-31 Clarendon Place Organisers: Sofia Martinho (s.martinho@leeds.ac.uk) & Clare Wright (C.E.M.Wright@leeds.ac.uk). Improving spoken fluency is a key aim for university language learners and teachers, and plays an increasingly important role in assessment (e.g. in CEFR standards) as well as in effective communicative teaching…
Karen Llewellyn, Strategy and Planning and Caroline Campbell, Languages for All, School of Languages This seminar aims to: focus on the value of Broadening through Discovery Themes; how this value is understood by students and its effect on their learning, their choices and their career aspirations; and how this understanding relates to that of employer perceptions of…
12th December: 9:30 am – 13:00 pm. Venue: Parkinson 1.08. This workshop aims to explore different ways of enhancing students’ learning experience and colleagues’ teaching practices through effective feedback. Drawing on a wide range of practices across the School and beyond, the workshop will showcase different examples of how feedback allows students the opportunity to…
On the 17th of January (16:00-18:30), Language@Leeds will hold a showcase event to promote language-related research across University of Leeds Faculties, take stock of its interdisciplinary breadth, and identify opportunities. The Vice Chancellor is doing us the honour of opening the showcase. Please consider showcasing your scholarship at this event by submitting a poster. More…
26th of January (afternoon – details including time and location to come) Organiser Chiara La Sala (M.C.LaSala@leeds.ac.uk) Speakers: Dora Alexopoulu (University of Cambridge) http://people.ds.cam.ac.uk/ta259/ James Lamb (University of Edinburgh) http://www.de.ed.ac.uk/people/james-lamb
Bronwin Patrickson, Lifelong Learning Centre Smartphones are becoming the networking tool of choice amongst young adults. Against the backdrop of this fast growing trend, the Mobile Curriculum project has been exploring what mobile student engagement might mean for the academy. The aim of this seminar is: to introduce people to a variety of mobile tools and…
Tamsin Treasure-Jones, Leeds Institute of Medical Education, and Vania Dimitrova, School of Computing myPAL is developing a student-facing learning analytics tool, that presents students with their personal learning data – assessments, feedback, resource usage – in one place and supports them in reflecting on their learning and then action planning. This forms part of the School…
Dave Lewis, the School of Biomedical Sciences The aim of this seminar is to: raise awareness of the different formats of Final Year undergraduate research projects currently being offered both across the University and beyond and share the outcomes of our research, undertaken across 6 disciplines, into student and staff expectations for projects, their outcomes,…
Nimesh Mistry, School of Chemistry The aim of this seminar is: to encourage colleagues to consider and discuss what mental models and schemas students may have in place prior to a course they teach, what impact this will have in the students’ ability to learn or accept new concepts, and how active/flipped pedagogies could help…
Scott Palmer and Maria Kapsali, School of Performance & Cultural Industries The aim of this seminar is: disseminate some of our initial findings from the current LITE Fellowship project which seeks to explore the use of mobile phones in the curriculum. How might basic functionalities as well as bespoke applications allow for the development of…

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22nd of November: 2.30 -3.30 Parkinson B. 08 Chair: Chiara la Sala (contact for this event – M.C.LaSala@leeds.ac.uk) You are warmly invited to the workshop ‘Tips for Writing & Submitting Good Grant Proposals and Abstracts’. This is an opportunity to understand better the process of writing proposals and abstracts successfully, to hear the advice of…
22nd of November: 3.35 – 4.30 Parkinson B.08 Immediately following the workshop (see above) Bee Bond will be discussing her one-year LITE project. This should be of interest to all colleagues in the school. Her scholarship project is important for all of us in LCS. If you would like to have a flavour of her…
17th November 2-3 pm Michael Sadler LG 15 The purpose of this event is to: Find out about & discuss CELT projects and plans; Find out how you can contribute to and support CELT; Provide input, suggestions and ideas for CELT and language teaching scholarship. Please come along as your ideas and views are crucial…
Clair Souter, Careers Centre, and Melissa Schuessler, Leeds University Business School This seminar will provide an update on the progress of our Teaching Enhancement Project (TEP) in relation to the agreed objectives and outputs. We will discuss what has gone to plan, what has needed to be reconsidered and additional – unanticipated – opportunities that…
15th of November 1-2 pm Michael Sadler LG 15 REPEATED on 17th November 2-3 pm Michael Sadler LG 15 The purpose of this event is to: Find out about & discuss CELT projects and plans; Find out how you can contribute to and support CELT; Provide input, suggestions and ideas for CELT and language teaching…
Coach House, School of Education, 4-5pm You are warmly invited to the second Leeds Centre for Interdisciplinary Childhood and Youth Research (L-CYR) Autumn seminar Dr Asimina Vasalou and Dr Laura Benton (both UCL Knowledge Lab) will lead the seminar.Games-based learning (GBL) is often endorsed for the ability to deliver in-the-moment pedagogical feedback. Feedback is one…
The Coach House (School of Education, University of Leeds), 3-4pm Dr. Huahui ZHAO (University of Leeds)Peer assessment has been increasingly discussed as an alternative assessment mode to teacher assessment due to the growing number of students in Higher Education, the shortage of staff assessment time, and most importantly the distinct roles of peer assessment in…
The Future of Language Learning within the UK Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges The 19th AULC Annual Conference The AULC Conference 2018 will be hosted by Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th of January 2018. ‌The call for papers is now open. The current context of language learning and teaching…
Raphael Hallett, Director of LITE and School of History Rafe Hallett will examine the transformed cultures of student reading and online research experienced as part of digital and blended learning. He will explore ways we can design modules, programmes and curricula that respond adequately to new student practices and habits, whilst acknowledging the challenges they…
Samantha Pugh and Kelvin Tapley The first Work in Progress Seminar of 2017/18 will be given by two LITE Fellows who are working on separate, but related, Higher Education Assessment projects. Both projects have a strong focus on partnership working, and will present an overview of their projects with a view to gain feedback and…