ALDinHE 2016: The Learning Development Conference
Heriot-Watt University
21-23 March 2016
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Programme of Parallel Sessions

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Mon March 21st:

Workshop Session 1: 13.15 - 14.45

W1a: Academic peer led learning network
Chris Keenan and members of the Academic Peer Learning Network
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W1b: LearnHigher - Submitting and Reviewing Resources
Jason Truscott and members of the LearnHigher Working Group
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W1c: Developing a programme of ALDinHE regional meetings
Steve Briggs and members of the Professional Development Working Group
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Workshop Session 2 : 15.00 - 16.00

W2a: Collecting and analysing data to demonstrate impact
Louise Livesey and members of the Research and Development Working Group

W2b: Senior Fellowship: The next step for Learning Developers
Carina Buckley, Co-Chair of ALDinHE
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Tuesday March 22nd

Parallel Sessions 1: 11.15 - 12.15

1.1 Janette Myers & Shehla Baig: Ultimate embedding- accident or design? Putting learning development at the centre of curriculum design
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1.2 Tom Lowe & Elisabeth Dunne: Exploring perspectives of the ‘hard-to-reach’ in relation to student engagement
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1.3a Jason Eyre: Why peer-led learning works
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1.3b Sonia Cunico & Juan Manuel Garcia-Precedo : Learning together – learning from & with each other
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1.4a Alison McEntee: Crossing boundaries: putting the student learning experience at the heart of curriculum development
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1.4b Sue Myer & Yvonne Cotton: Creating academic writing support for diverse needs
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1.5a David Bowers: The sigma Network: creating a professional identity for cross-university mathematics skills support
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1.5b Jackie Chelin & Jane Saville: All for one and one for all: joint professional working to support skills development within the curriculum
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Parallel Sessions 2: 14.00 - 15.00

2.1 Dickson Telfer: Choose your PAL carefully
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2.2 Debbie Holley & David Biggins: Engaging students and staff by creating 'augmented reality' clips for books
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2.3a Efthimios Malliris: Online peer-assisted learning: reporting on practice
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2.3b Luiza Dantas & Kirsteen Macdonald: Redesigning a learning development programme for staff and students
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2.4a Jessica Hancock: ‘Share the good way for learning’: international students' social interpretation of the learning experience
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2.4b Susan Kirwin: International voices to the fore
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2.5a John Knight: Re-ExAM (Real Examples of Assessed Material): exploring the use of a repository of authentic examples of student work as a tool for academic literacy development
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2.5b Eleanor Loughlin: Working with student partners to develop a pre-arrival online course for undergraduates
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Parallel Sessions 3: 15:30 - 16.30

3.1 Rachel Stead: Enhancing student engagement through ‘process learning’: revising and peer teaching veterinary anatomy using Play-Doh
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3.2 Leonard Holmes: Towards a meta-theorisation of Learning Development: the potential of Critical Realism
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3.3a Cathal O’Siochru: Engaging students as partners in the research process: a collaborative pedagogical approach for research methods teaching
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3.3b Catherine McConnell: Involving students as partners and co-producers
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3.4a Alison McEntee: Literacies, identities and transitions: an investigation of non-traditional students’ experience of higher education
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3.4b Stuart Sims & Wilko Luebsen: Democracy and inclusivity in two contrasting student engagement initiatives in different institutional contexts
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3.5 A series of four consecutive 'lightning talks'

3.5a Robyn Adams & Christine Pickering: Denstudy: an embedded, school-based learning development service in Dentistry
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3.5b Anika Easy: Skip the intro: express workshops
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3.5c Ian Johnson: "He said, she said": Scaffolding the citation/reporting skills of Chinese L1 learners at novice level in UK academia
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3.5d Rhiannon Thompson: Reading for pleasure and its impact on developing self-confidence and academic attainment
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Wednesday March 23rd

Parallel Sessions 4: 10.45 - 11.45

4.1 Kathy Evertz: Not-knowing and the peer educator
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4.2 Tanya Lubicz-Nawrocka & Maz Nathoo: Engaging students with professional development through Open Badges
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4.3a Jane Allcroft & Elaine Dale: A journey from student to colleague and co-producer: a personal experience of learning development initiatives
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4.3b Julia Anthoney & Rachel Stead: Enhancing undergraduate students’ personal and professional development: showcasing two initiatives (STARS and SPRINT) and challenging perceptions
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4.4a Carina Buckley: From A(level) to B(TEC): widening pedagogic strategies for an inclusive learning experience
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4.4b Juliette Smeed: Minding the gap between ‘informed’ and ‘engaged’
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4.5a Jenna Olender: Diversity inside and out? The practice of peer learning for social justice in the Canadian context
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4.5b Alya Khan & John Gabriel: Towards a pedagogy for social justice: the case of applied ethics
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Parallel Sessions 5: 12:00 - 13:00

5.1 Lee Fallin: Who are you today? An exploration of professional identities in learning development
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5.2 Louise Frith & Gina May: Developing peer mentors from skills to resilience
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5.3a   Abbie O'Brien: Researching informal learning spaces: hovering on the threshold at the Writing Cafe?
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5.3b David Biggins & Debbie Holley : Embedding the value of learning by extending professional boundaries
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5.4a Lyn Farrell: Dissertation IT toolkit
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5.4b Amanda Tinker & Vidya Kannara: Visual e-portfolios: a multi-layered model to develop students’ professional identity
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5.5 A series of four consecutive 'lightning talks'

5.5a Monica Fernandes: Integrating employability with subject-specific academic study skills
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5.5b Oliver Schofield: Training the trainer: enhancing peer support
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5.5c Marta Ulanicka & Alexandra Patel: Development and accreditation opportunities for students taking part in staff-student partnerships
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5.5d Claire Bradshaw: How students and academics can work together to provide academic support to their respective peers, to improve student retention and outcomes
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Parallel Sessions 6: 14.00 - 15.00

6.1 Mohammed Usman Ahmed & Ruth Lefever: The impact of peer learning in developing a sense of belonging and establishing a community of learning
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6.2 Harriet Barnes: Using the Quality Code as a stimulus for innovative approaches to learning development
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6.3a Asanka Dayananda & Simbo Ajayi: Students as partners co-designing learning
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6.3b Sharon Boyd, Katrina Gothorp & Kelvin Momanyi: Co-creating a postgraduate social network
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6.4a Sam Ellis: The 2A Pillars: supporting students in their acquisition of new skills and knowledge
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6.4b Jane McKay & Wendy Smith: Fully embedding academic development in disciplines: an example of good practice in podiatry
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