The Learning and Teaching Symposium, chaired by Professor John Sawkins, Deputy Principal (Learning and Teaching) was held in the Postgraduate Centre on Wednesday, 26 October 2016.

The event showcased Learning and Teaching Enhancement projects led by Heriot-Watt staff and students.

The keynote lecture was given by Professor Linda Price, Head of technology enhanced learning and professor of educational technology in the Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice, Kingston University. Professor Price also holds a chair of engineer education at Lund University, Sweden.

Her address will raised important issues for Learning and Teaching at Heriot-Watt, such as:

  • The interaction between pedagogy and technology
  • Supporting the professional learning of engineers and chemists for a fast moving, digitally connected  world
  • Leveraging technologies to develop innovative pedagogies that enhance teaching and educate students for a complex and probably less certain future.

Presentations

Dr Gudmund Grov, MACS - Transition of automated feedback and marking into student's learning environment

Mr Darren Cunningham, MACS - "Experience Counts" - Making that transition

Mr Keith MacAskill, Student Support and Accommodation - Peer Mentoring

Mrs Fiona Pankhurst, TEX - Lost in Space: phase two of the collaborative project between Design for Textiles and Interior Architecture to create interior solutions for people with dementia

Dr Tessa Berg, MACS - Understanding International Student Transition to Higher Education using Collaborative Techniques

Dr Jim Cameron, EPS - The Student as Assessment Creator - Development of Peerwise Use in Level 2 Chemistry Courses in Aiding the Transition from Passive to Active Learning