We are delighted to welcome Simon Lancaster, Professor of Chemical Education from the University of East Anglia (UEA, Norwich) as our #LTHEchat guest to lead the first tweetchat for the new academic year. This will take place on Wednesday 23rd September at 8pm BST.
Simon will lead a chat on ‘Measuring learning gains’.
Measuring learning gains is an integral part of Higher Education isn’t it? No, that’s assessment. The LTHEchat community will pool our collective wisdom and creativity to look for ways to get at that most elusive quantity: how much did our students actually learn on our course?
Simon Lancaster is an accomplished synthetic chemist. He now focuses on innovation in and evaluation of approaches to promote lasting conceptual understanding over rote memorisation in chemistry and more widely in Higher Education. He has been recognised by the Sir Geoffrey and Lady Allen Excellence in Teaching Award of the UEA (2010), the Royal Society of Chemistry Higher Education Award (2013) and he won a Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship in 2013. In 2014 he was promoted to a chair in Chemical Education and appointed Pedagogical Innovation Ambassador. In 2014 Prof Lancaster became a distinguished educator for Turning Technologies. Simon is a committee member and external affairs officer for the Association of National Teaching Fellows. He is also vice-president of Education Council of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Simon was the first #LTHEchat participant to be awarded the Golden Tweeter Award and he frequently reminds us of this!
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See you Wednesday 23rd September, same time, same place 😉 – 8-9PM GMT #LTHEchat
The LTHEchat team
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