The ‘Snackification’ of learning…

LIGHTNING TALK Author (s) Rhian Meara Abstract You may have heard the term “gamification of learning” – the method of teaching via digital environments such video games and / or through elements of play to engage and motivate learners. But have you heard the term “snackification of learning”? Probably not, as I’m quite sure I…

Teaching Excellence in Higher Education: Creating perturbations in dynamical Student-Lecturer interactions.

LIGHTNING TALK Author (s) Joanne Hudson, Professor Keith Davids (Sheffield Hallam University); Dr Laura Mason (Swansea University) Abstract Dynamic Systems Theory (Thelen and Smith, 2006) predicts that development occurs when a stable system undergoes perturbations, producing disequilibrium, which, on resolution, facilitates system stability at a more advanced level. We consider the applicability of this proposition for…

Developing Resilience for Students Taking Vocational Courses

LIGHTNING TALK Author (s) Christopher Horn Abstract Resilience is defined as the success of adaptation in the face of adversity. In vocational courses like medicine, resilient students are less likely to experience depression than vulnerable students. Resilient students also report greater a better quality of life, a more positive outlook on their learning environment, and…

Flourishing Under Fire: Tips for promoting student resilience

LIGHTNING TALK Author(s) Sharon Harvey Abstract Resilience can be defined as recovering quickly from situations that the individual may perceive as difficult (Walker, Gleaves &Grey, 2006). But more than this, it is the ability to “endure ongoing hardship” (Walker, Gleaves & Grey, 2006 p.251) and “flourish under fire” (Ryff & Singer, 2003, p15). Student success…