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Curriculum Development: Resources & Activities

Sharing Practice Past Events

Educational Development has supported sharing practice events for many years. Below you will find links to recent events related specifically to curriculum design.

 

Globalizing the curriculum for 21st century teaching & learning: March 2019

Bringing together colleagues from Sunway University and Lancaster University together with Lancaster Students to share experiences, ideas and knowledge. This event focused on practice in, and experience of, globalizing the curriculum. We welcomed Dr David Killick from Leeds Beckett University, Ian Meeks the Vice-President (Education) at Lancaster Student Union, Dr Yow Yoon Yen and Nor Hazlin Nor Salam, both colleagues from Sunway University. Speakers and participants discussed the importance of promoting and engaging students with multiple, international and intercultural understanding, while not losing sight of one's own cultural identity and knowledge. Links to the talks are below:

Dr David Killick:Globalizing the Curriculum: Lessons from the Hawaiian insular false killer whale (1.10 hr)

Dr Yow Yoon Yen: Developing an Inclusive Module for Medical Biotechnology Students: Challenges, Strategies and Way Forward (16 mins)

Ian Meeks: A global outlook from a Liverpool lad (25 mins)

Nor Hazlin Nor Salam: Nurturing local authentic voices in globalised curriculum (35 mins)

 

Only Connect: Education & Research for a Challenging World: November 2018

Maximising Lancaster University distinctiveness through research-based teaching is a key Education Strategy objective. For this event, we welcomed Professor Dilly Fung, Pro-Director for Education, London School of Economics, and Jane Taylor, Professor of Plant Science from Lancaster, currently the Dean for Academic Quality. During the afternoon, Dilly and Jane explored the complexity of this connection. They discussed the potential benefits; from creating wider and more interesting and critical pedagogic conversations, through to providing transformational educational opportunities, which can influence both the students and wider society. Links to the talks are below:

Professor Dilly Fung: Only Connect, education & research in a challenging world (1hr)

Professor Jane Taylor: Exploring the connections at Lancaster Unviersity (30 mins)

 

Student equality, diversity and inclusion: What does it mean for curriculum design and teaching practice? March 2017

Embedding equality and diversity within the curriculum design is an important area for discussion. For this event we welcomed colleagues from Sunway University and Lancaster University to share ideas and knowledge about inclusive curriculum design. Listen to the events discussion and talks.

 

Sustainability in the curriculum. July 2015

Joseph Bourne, the Engagement Manager for the Students' Union, International Partnership Development Manager discusses the opportunities and challenges for Part 1 students.

 

Curriculum to design plagiarism out of assessment. April 2015

Jude Carroll from Oxford Brooks University explores how curriculum design as a means toward tackling plagiarism.