The University of Sheffield's 9th annual Learning and Teaching conference is based on the theme 'Developing Student learning beyond knowledge acquisition'. In the conference participants will have an opportunity to hear from a wide range of speakers sharing and discussing their ideas on how students can learn new skills out of the Classroom. This theme is perfectly summed up in the words of our Pro-Vice Chancellor for Learning and Teaching Services Professor Anne Peat.
"Higher Education institutions play a unique role in supporting student learning - they not only provide a forum for the discovery and creation of new ideas, concepts and forms of knowledge, but they also enable students to develop skills, values and behaviours that will be of value beyond their graduation. In today's uncertain economic environment, our University is more determined than ever to ensure that our graduates are equipped with the skills and approaches they need for employment, enterprise or further study in a globalised world, as expressed in our Sheffield Graduate attributes. This might include developing:
core practice competences required to carry out particular tasks in a vocational setting
transferable skills such as team working, critical thinking, digital literacy and independent planning that are key to any workplace
academic techniques for example around information literacy, revision planning and effective note-taking
ways of critically evaluating their own approach to studying in their discipline in order to become more effective learners
expertise in working across disciplinary and professional boundaries."
The conference is being organized on 6th of January 2015 at the University of Sheffield Students' Union building
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