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Learning and Teaching Conference

Learning and Teaching Conference

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Education for All: Learning Together

Thursday 31 March 2022, Frederick Douglass Centre

The Learning and Teaching Conference 2022 will showcase effective, creative and collaborative approaches to learning and teaching across the University.

The conference day will take place in person at the Frederick Douglass Centre 09:00-16:00.

There will be six streams of parallel sessions during the day with lots to choose from, see the provisional programme below.  We also have opportunities to join in online workshops in the lead up to the conference day.

Keynote: Prof. Paul Ashwin What is a university education for?

The global pandemic has led to changes to university teaching and learning practices and significant financial pressures on the higher education sector. In the face of unexpected social and economic challenges, there is a danger that the quality of higher education will be judged simply in terms of graduates’ employment outcomes and we will lose sight of the educational purposes of a university education. In this keynote, I will argue that, in order to reinvigorate our understanding of university education, we need to focus on how students are supported to develop transformational relationships with disciplinary and professional knowledge. These relationships change students’ understanding of themselves and the world and are central to the many ways in which going to university can transform students' lives and contribute to societal well-being. I will explore the implications of this argument for our educational practices.   

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