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Inspire Conference 2016

The 2016 Inspire Conference took place on Tuesday 21 June - see the Inspire Conference Programme 2016‌ for details of the conference (PDF).

The 2016 Inspire Conference module featured the following papers

Steve Bentley: Transformative experience through game based activities: reducing anxieties about plagiarism prevention software in postgraduate research students (Available from the Huddersfield repository)
Bruce Hanlin: Huddersfield Murder Mystery: a game planning project
Ben Spatz: A natural Horizon: intersections of embodies and sustainable pedagogy (Available from the Huddersfield repository)
Alison Lyon-Murphy: Facilitation –it’s not as easy as you think: an experimental teaching session to engage student learning and enhance understanding of the role of sensory input, through handling, in promoting motor recovery in patients with neurological dysfunction
Katherine Greenhough: Engaging students with self-directed development of academic skills through a fl
Tatyana Karpenko-Seccombe: Teaching with Corpora: learning from experts
Lisa Russell: The delights and frustrations of using a Wiki (Available from the Huddersfield repository)
Tim Moss: Uncanny actor training
Gillian Coyle: Presentation skills using PechaKucha: the art of innovative, concise presentations
Ruth Neville: Decisions, decisions, decisions…decision trees in social work
Deborah Laing: Employable Me: who do you think you are? Experimenting with MBTI
Eric Hetzler: The Alba Method: an emotion-based approach to character development
Amanda Crow: Introducing a peer learning approach to assessment preparation (Available from the Huddersfield repository)
Deborah Allcock: There is power in the top management team: team based learning and immediate feedback assessment in strategic management (Available from the Huddersfield repository)
Jackie Hughes: Using Digital Stories as a method for developing students’ understanding and recording of service users’ views (Available from the Huddersfield repository)
Martin Purcell: Laborious at times, but well worth it: using LEGO to facilitate dialogue
Zoe Johnson: Inspiring reading
Lee Longden: Levelling the Field: can learning technologies add value to a flipped classroom approach to facilitating inclusive teaching and learning in a theological college?
Hilary Elliott: The Point of Contact (Available from the Huddersfield repository)

The Inspire Conference is a 20-credit module, built around a one-day conference, at which delegates present a paper which discusses an experimental teaching session which they have developed. To be accepted onto the module delegates must already possess HEA accreditation and have the opportunity to teach. On successful completion of the module delegates are awarded a 60 credit PG Cert HE (HEA accreditation providing the additional 40 APL credits). 

Watch the following video to find out more about the Inspire conference:


As an outcome of The 2015 Inspire Conference the following papers are available via eprints:

  1. Jarvis, Christine (2015) Experimenting with inspiration: In-service education for HE teachers. In: Inspire Conference, December 14th 2015. University of Huddersfield, UK.

  2. Martin, Helen (2015) Integrating Alternative Teaching & Learning Methods to Enhance the Standard Power Point Lecture. In: Inspire Conference: School of Education and Professional Development, 14 January 2015, University of Huddersfield, UK.

  3. Mavromihales, Mike (2015) A methodology for delivering manufacturing technology and workshop appreciation to undergraduate engineers & technologists. In: Inspire Conference, 14 January 2015, University of Huddersfield, UK.

  4. Osborne , Antony (2015) Circles of Context: Broadening the information landscapes of visual learners. In: Inspire Conference, 14 January 2015, University of Huddersfield, UK.

  5. Reynolds, Cheryl (2015) The impact of a game-based approach to Bourdieu on learners training to teach in post-compulsory education at an English University. In: Inspire Conference, 14 January 2015, University of Huddersfield.

  6. Sykes, Penny (2015) Experimenting with Cooperative learning to enhance non-academic outcomes in Interior Design education. In: The Inspire Conference, 14th April 2015, University of Huddersfield, UK.

  7. McDowell, J (2015) ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?: A Case Study of the Influence of Voting Technologies on Undergraduate Learners' Confidence in Self- andPeer-Assessment’. In: Inspire Conference 2015, 14 January 2015, School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield, UK

  8. Bailey, W (2015) ‘Web conferencing and blended learning: Using webinars as a bridge between formative and summative assessment on a part-time BA programme’. In: The Inspire Conference, 14th January 2015, University of Huddersfield, UK

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