ALDinHE 2015: The Learning Development Conference
Southampton Solent University
30th March – 1st April 2015
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Programme of Parallel Sessions

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Mon 30 March:

Workshop Session 1: 13.15 - 14.30

W1: LearnHigher: opportunities to use, share and develop

Sonia Hood and members of the LearnHigher Working group
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W2: Developing ALDinHE local networks: examples and ideas for regional CPD events

Steve Briggs, Maria Kukhareva, David Mathew
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Workshop Session 2 : 14.45 - 16.00

W3: Reviewing and writing for the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education

John Hilsdon and members of the Journal Working group

W4: Look-Make-Learn: the workshop. A  creative strategy to support student engagement

Debbie Holley and members of the Professional Development Working Group
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Tuesday March 31

Parallel Sessions 1: 10:15 - 11.15

1.1 Kim Shahabudin & Emma Coonan: Dilemmas of difference in an age of convergence: co-working for librarians and learning developers
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1.2 Garry Maguire & Fiona Gilbert: Enhancing practice in assignment brief communication
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1.3 Debbie Holley & Mike Hobbs: Students as partners: developing Augmented Reality in the classroom
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1.4a Amy Jeffries: 301 Student Skills Centre: bringing together the specialist and generic
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1.4b Ruth Allen & Elizabeth Newall: Critical Friends: bringing teaching and learning support teams together to define the university academic development strategy
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1.5a Hannah Young & Carina Buckley: Oh no, not another teaching session on referencing…
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1.5b Robert Walsha, Chris O’Reilly & Amrit Kaur: “Heroes and Villains”: employing an ‘academic integrity’ framework to promote ‘academicness’ and reduce plagiarism and other academic malpractices
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1.6a Angus Macdonald: Video production, visual pedagogy, and threshold concepts
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1.6b Becky Blunk: LSPinLD: using Lego to encourage learning development
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1.7a Preeti Patel: Graduates’ feedback on their work-related learning experience
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1.7b Tom Burns & Sandra Sinfield: Hacking assessment: what can happen in the fissures and gaps of LTA
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Parallel Sessions 2: 11:30 - 12:30

2.1 Sonia Hood & Michelle Reid: “I’ll get into my stride and adapt”: masters transitions and the role of learning developers
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2.2 Jennie Blake: Engaging with the text: a snapshot of My Learning Essentials
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2.4 Amanda Tinker & Pat Hill: Curriculum collaborations: combining strengths to develop student learning
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2.5a Carol Edwards & Kirsten Hall: Is confidentiality in the learner’s best interest?
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2.5b Louise Frith, Allia Wilson, Charlotte Harding: Breaking down barriers to mental health support: creating a culture of openness through a staff/student collaborative project
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2.6a Marian Ryan & Di Turgoose: Self-assessment of skills: a lifelong process
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2.6b Monica Fernandes & Jessica Hancock: Towards a stronger partnership: working with students with BTEC entry qualifications in HE
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2.7a Steve Briggs, Maria Kukhareva & Katherine Koulle: The skills edge
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2.7b Elizabeth Palmer: All our futures: mapping a landscape that incorporates employability, ‘change-maker’ (social innovation) and learning development
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Parallel Sessions 3: 15:30 - 16.30

3.1 Jennie Blake: Working in concert not parallel: development processes for a cohesive blended skills programme
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3.2 Chris Bishop: Five questions for building learner autonomy
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3.3 Katharine Reedy: Digital literacy and employability: engaging distance learners and teachers
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3.4 Steve Dixon-Smith & Ian Badger: Integrating sources and specialisms
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3.5a Kirsteen Macdonald & Alex Chapman: Institutional change: a driver for transforming learning and teaching
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3.5b Catherine McConnell: Taking learning development outside of the university
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3.6a Jane Sharp: Academic writing in transition: a case study of disciplinary change and expectation among postgraduate students learning to be teachers.
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3.6b Three consecutive lightning talks

3.6b1 Andrea Faustino: Study skills with a twist: embedding employability - View abstract - View presentation slides
3.6b2 Anika Easy & Michelle Schneider: Learning to experiment - View abstract
3.6b3 Jane Guiller: Graduate internships in the learning development centre - View abstract - View presentation




 

Wednesday April 1st

Parallel Sessions 4: 9:15 - 10.15

4.1 Helen Webster: “Trust me, I’m a professional” – what do learning developers profess?
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4.2 Joannah O’Hatnick & Kim Thompson: The only constant is change: a collaborative students-as-partners model
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4.3 Neil Ford: Power, tokenism or non-participation with peer assisted learning – the choice is yours! Examples of student as partners reviewed as degrees of participation
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4.4a Kerry Boulton & Steve Casey: Bridging the gap: linking learning development to employability
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4.4b Sophia Stavrakakis-White & Charlotte von Essen: From EAP to “Skills for All” – the implications for pedagogy and planning when moving from an international student focus to campus-wide skills support
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4.5a Carina Buckley: Liking and not-liking: hidden selves and ideal selves when working with students
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4.5b Avril Buchanan: Students, lecturers and the assignment feedback dilemma: using student conference days to promote engagement with learning development
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4.6a Colin Bryson & Fae Rinaldo-Langridge: Transforming learning and student engagement through students as partners
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4.6b Steve Rooney: Reclaiming higher education: modest proposals, radical intentions
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Parallel Sessions 5: 12:00 - 13:00

5.1 Helen Bowstead & Christie Pritchard: It looks like my gran’s house: an exploration of ‘thing power’
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5.2 Nichola Gretton, Steve Rooney, Tracey Dodman & Mark Rawlinson: Just what goes on in ‘guided independent study’?
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5.3 Zrinka Mendas: Disabled and teacher
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5.4a Helena Beeson & Joanne Farmer: Crossing borders and bridging gaps: strategies for dealing with ‘education with others’ from a multidisciplinary perspective
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5.4b Jane McKay, Lynn Sheridan & Lina Petrakieva: “Going to uni is no longer a pipe dream”: how an interprofessional project transformed learners and prepared them for their next destination in higher education
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5.5a Andrew Doig & Hannah Watts: Supporting student transition through open courses
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5.5b John Sharp: “I’m bored – get me out of here”
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Parallel Sessions 6: 13:50 - 14.50

6.1 Gordon Asher: Learning development in the neoliberal university: tensions and challenges; barriers and limitations; opportunities and possibilities
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6.2 Gill Glasgow & Neil Ford: A celebration of PAL: nutrition students benefit from the continuation of a peer assisted learning scheme as it rolls out for year two
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6.3 John Sutter: ‘Up in the air’: language change and internationalisation in HE
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6.4a Robert Blake: Revisiting the writing process in the digital age: the development of undergraduate writing processes in STEM disciplines
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6.4b Robert Farmer, Clive Howe, Paul Rice & Phil Oakman: Lies, damned lies, and free online survey tools
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6.5a Amanda Pocklington, Jake Hibberd & Gihan Marasingha: Peer leaders: ‘staying power’
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6.5b Rokhshid Ghaziani & Stephen Austin: Peer learning across years: a case study of project-based learning for undergraduate architecture students
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6.6a Chris O’Reilly & Jim Pettiward: Clued up! Digital skills for the 21st century student.
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6.6b Kate Swinton & Steve Jolley: The App: Learning development, a mobile future
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