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The first annual Winter Symposium for learning and teaching will take place on 27 January 2023. This on-campus event will showcase educational research projects undertaken by St Mary's colleagues. There will also be opportunities to share academic practice.

Join us to hear St Mary’s academics present their research on pedagogical practice and for a convivial discussion afterwards.

  • How can research inform teaching?
  • What can be learned from the practices of your colleagues?
  • What might you take forward into your own practice?

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For further information, please contact

Morning 9am-1pm in Shannon 1&2





Welcome and Introductions

Sarah Green, Senior Lecturer in Primary Religious Education, IoE

Laura Minogue, Senior Lecturer in Academic Practice, CTESS


How to improve the engagement of RE trainee teachers through reflection of world views


Sarah Green

Senior Lecturer in Primary Religious Education

Institute of Education


Developing identity as a new lecturer



Gemma Cass

Lecturer in Primary Education

Institute of Education


Exploring student factors that influence disclosing a disability



Holly Chinnery

Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Course Lead of MSc Psychology of Mental Health, SAHPS


Tea break



Using the feedback profiling tool to optimise written feedback to students


Gaby Pimentel (BEM)

Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

BSc Physiotherapy, SAHPS


Examining the perceptions of postgraduate university students of assessment feedback related to formative assignments


Mike Gilham
Subject Lead, Football & Performance Analysis



Using the GROW coaching tool to structure lesson feedback conversations for primary initial teacher training students


Sam Lovatt

Lecturer in Primary Education

Institute of Education


Final Reflection and Close


Afternoon 2-4 pm in Drama Studio 3

Exploring Learning Space – Mark Griffin, Head of Drama

This is an interactive workshop which uses simple Drama techniques to explore and rediscover the potential of classroom as a three-dimensional site for teaching and learning, offering some alternative possibilities for effective student/ teacher engagement. No previous Drama experience needed.

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