HEA STEM Conference 2018: Creativity in Teaching, Learning and Student Engagement

HEA STEM Conference 2018: Creativity in Teaching, Learning and Student Engagement

Programme announced soon

The HEA Annual STEM Conference returns in 2018, focusing this year on Creativity in Teaching, Learning and Student Engagement. The conference is an ideal opportunity to collaborate and learn from other higher education professionals within STEM disciplines and to share best practice.

Student success in higher education depends on a careful balance of factors including engaged learning, environments conducive to learning and the desire to develop in students the knowledge, skills, behaviours and attributes expected of graduates. 

This two-day conference, featuring a mix of peer-led workshops, presentations and respected keynotes will provide a forum for each of the individual STEM disciplines as well as opportunities to learn from cross-disciplinary practice.

This year's conference themes focus on those aspects of pedagogical practice within STEM subjects that support, nurture and improve these factors:

  • Driving teaching excellence: How can we improve our practice to ensure the best learning experience for our students?
  • Cross-disciplinary practice: What can we learn from successful initiatives undertaken in other disciplines?
  • Creative pedagogies: How can we enhance student engagement through creative practices?

Call for papers

The call for papers shut on Friday 6 October. We will be announcing the programme for the conference shortly. 

Venue
Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne
Event Schedule
Wednesday, 31 January, 2018 - 10:30
Focus
Professional Learning Curve Level
Event Duration
2 days
Price Details
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Sessions will include:

  • Poster presentations: Posters that share innovative practice in STEM teaching and learning or key findings from pedagogic research in STEM;
  • How to? sessions: (20 minutes presentation, 10 minutes Q&A): Short, practical bursts of learning about ‘how to’ implement specific teaching and learning approaches in STEM subject areas (for example, how to flip a classroom, how to build a peer assessment process);
  • Paper presentations: (20 minutes presentation, 10 minutes Q&A): Presentations should aim to give a brief summary of a piece of pedagogical research or a teaching and learning project;
  • Interactive workshops: (45 minutes or 60 minutes): These longer sessions are included to allow more in-depth, interactive discussions or debate with delegates on the conference themes, or for longer instructional sessions.

Conference fees   

  Subscribing institution (Strategic and Access Partners)  Subscribing institution (Accredited Partner) Non-subscriber
1 day  Early bird rate to 15 September: £213; thereafter £250 Early bird rate to 15 September: £298; thereafter £350 Early bird rate to 15 September: £383; thereafter £450
2 days Early bird rate to 15 September: £383; thereafter £450 Early bird rate to 15 September: £510; thereafter £600 Early bird rate to 15 September: £638; thereafter £750

There are limited spaces available for a conference dinner on 31 January for an additional cost of £50 inc VAT per delegate.

 

Cancellation Policy

More than six months in advance of the conference we will refund 90% of the fee paid, between 6-4 months before the conference 75%, between 2-4 months 50% and if a cancellation is made less than 2 months before the conference then we reserve the right to give no refund. The percentage of the fees retained by the HEA will be used to cover administration costs including HEA administration, venue, catering and accommodation costs incurred for that delegate. If these costs could be recovered then at our discretion we could reimburse participants. We may also take a decision to refund fees in exceptional circumstances again at our discretion.

Venue Address

Centre for Life 
Newcastle upon Tyne 
NE1 4EP 
UK 

Who should attend?

This event is for STEM higher education professionals, whatever their role, with an interest in raising the quality of their own teaching practice, expanding their knowledge and building their reputation.

The conference provides an ideal opportunity to meet like-minded peers, build networks, and expand your knowledge of sector issues and innovations, thus strengthening your own professional practice and reputation.

Other ways to get involved

Join in the Twitter conversation at #HEASTEM18.

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