Teaching in extraordinary times: Reflecting for the future Swansea Academy of Learning and Teaching (SALT) Conference 'Day 2' 15th September 2021 #SUSALT21

13th Annual SALT Learning and Teaching Conference 'Day 2' 15th September 2021

'Day 2' of The 13th annual SALT Learning and Teaching Conference, will take place online with live and recorded sessions on Wednesday 15th September 2021. Please click here to register for the conference via Eventbrite.

Conference Programme:

9.30 Professor Martin Stringer, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Welcome and College Nominated Teaching and Course Awards

10.00 Parallel Presentations Session: Links to attend these sessions will be sent to registered delegates the day before the event. Alternative sessions will be available as recordings following the conference.

Innovation and Creativity in Learning, Teaching and Assessment

Jo Davies: SUSiM- the current and future vision of an interprofessional immersive simulation programmes roadmap to national accreditation; Lara Duke and Stuart Beale: Destination digital; our journey transferring a paper-based test into an online assessment during lockdown; Giulia Fantini, Sarah Jones, Joy Jia: A glance at the future of undergraduate taught programmes: competition embedded authentic assessment and industry-sponsored curricula; Dave Ruckley, Sarah Prior and Becky Thomas: KARE: Assessing clinical skills with an interactive patient mobile app.

Student Experience, Engagement and Wellbeing

Emma Williams, Mark Edwards, Sara Galletly, Kevin Akerman, Sarah Done: Teaching in extraordinary times: Developing Action Learning Sets to enhance the student experience; Will Flemming: Crisis, what crisis? Trust the Expert – teaching in extraordinary times; Tracey Williams, Lesley Davies, Ellen Spender, Sue Evans: Is Online Intensive Block Teaching successful?; Meghdad Fazeli: Teaching Power Systems during pandemic; “on-demand” vs “synchronised” teaching”; Rhian Jones: Reflection in Academic Mentoring: Guiding the student on their evolution to becoming the independent learner

11.30 Break

11.45 Interactive workshops: Links to attend these sessions will be sent to registered delegates the day before the event. Alternative sessions will be available as recordings following the conference.

  • Workshop 1: Clare Morgan and Martin Nosek The success of using 360 degree static images within Xerte to create an online, interactive clinical skills learning experience for nursing students during the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Workshop 2: Gareth Hill Embedding employability into your curriculum
  • Workshop 3: Louise Rees Using a shared PowerPoint for Ice Breaking, Engagement and Student Learning online

13.15 Key note presentation: Professor Tom Crick MBE FLSW COVID-19, digital disruption and thinking about the new (ab)normal: emerging policy and practice for the UK HE sector

Tom is Professor of Digital Education & Policy at Swansea University, with his role split between the School of Social Sciences (Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences) as Head of the Department of Education & Childhood Studies, and the Computational Foundry (Faculty of Science & Engineering). Whilst his disciplinary background is in computer science, he has been heavily involved in education and digital policy in Wales and the UK over the past ten years, especially national curriculum and qualifications reform. Tom chaired the Welsh Government’s review of the ICT curriculum in 2013; he chaired the development of the Digital Competence Framework in 2016; and has recently led the development of the Science & Technology area in the new Curriculum for Wales, published in January 2020. Tom was also chair of the National Network for Excellence in Science & Technology (2017-2019), a £4m strategic investment by the Welsh Government. Alongside his academic roles, Tom is a Commissioner of the National Infrastructure Commission for Wales (2018-present), having previously been Vice-President of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (2017-2020) and a member of the expert panel of the Welsh Government’s Review of Digital Innovation and the Future of Work (2019). More info: https://proftomcrick.com and @ProfTomCrick.

14.00 Close of 'day 2' conference

Pre-recorded Poster presentations available 'on demand'

Tim Burns: A controlled experiment in online delivery; Deb McNee: Adapting the pedagogy for Child Nursing students supporting the NHS during the pandemic

Day 2 additional session - Tuesday 14th September 2021

In a follow up to the SALT Conference 2021 theme - Teaching in extraordinary times: reflecting for the future - Swansea Academy of Inclusivity and Learner Success (SAILS) are hosting a round table discussion on online blended learning. This research informed session is hosted by Liz Thomas and Nigel Pollard and will discuss what to retain from the blended learning offered during COVID in order to enhance student engagement. Please click here to register for this session via Eventbrite

Please note that the conference programme may be subject to change. Please click here to register for Day 2 of the conference via Eventbrite.


If you have any queries about the conference please contact: Suzanne Wells (Senior Academic Developer) s.m.wells@swansea.ac.uk or Rhian Ellis (Academic Developer) r.e.ellis@swansea.ac.uk


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