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Medway Festival of Learning and Teaching 2019

Developing a culture of student engagement

The Universities at Medway fifth annual Festival of Learning, Teaching and Assessment took place on Thursday 12th September 2019. Colleagues from all three Universities (CCCU, Greenwich and Kent) and their partner institutes met to reflect on this year's theme: “Developing a culture of student engagement”.

The keynote speech was delivered by Professor Colin Bryson and Asia Scholefield, from Newcastle University, which focused on “Where are we and where are we going with student engagement?” A variety of workshops and presentations followed, which demonstrated the diversity of innovative practices undertaken by staff in partnership with their students, at the universities and colleges present.



Keynote Speech by Professor Colin Bryson and Asia Scholefield (undergraduate student), Newcastle University


AM Parallel sessions


11.30 - 12.30


Promoting attuned interactions in the classroom through Video Enhanced Reflective Practice (VERP): experiences of social work lecturers.
Sarah Brown, Andrea Honess, Michelle McCaffrey, Tom Parkinson, Anne Kelly, Ruben Martin, Rhian Taylor, Eleni Skoura-Kirk


Using assessment strategies to improve employability – what have employers and graduates found most useful? Dr Debbie Bartlett, Elysia Salmon

The Failing Heart - assessing the gaps in student ECG recognition knowledge and skills with software use.  Julie Weir

Posters to be shown in Pilkington Foyer:-

Managing Major Incidents (Practical Scenario) Gary Gilkes

Technology-enhanced learning-by-doing: Inclusive experimental human physiology in Higher Education Dr Abigail Rickard

Medway Universities Celebrating & Delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Simon Goldsmith


Gamifying Student Engagement using the One Hour Degree Game  - Presentation by Alison Webb, Dr Heidi Colthup, Joseph Riley

The use of Pecha Kucha PPT as a tool to improve the student engagement and learning in a flipped classroom setting. Presentation by Lindsey Morgan

Perceptions, Expectations of knowledge and Pluralised Realities: Building Staff-Student Partnerships through a Reading List Review.  Dave Thomas, Barbara Adewumi, Jude Aikins-Hawkson, Laurie Tangu, Yuzhou Lin, Nobandile Mutseyekwa


Creative approaches to engagement : two context-based library case studies. Amelia Hellyer, David Bedford

Building Exam Confidence through Mindfulness Practice. Louise Frith, Lorraine Millard, Patmarie Colman

Library orientation for student engagement.
Karen Worden, David Evans





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