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Teaching and Learning Conference 2017
7th London School of Business and Management
Taking Education Further!
4 July 2017, London, UK
Council Chamber, Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
Read our blog post, LSBM Teaching and Learning Conference 2017 – It Took Education Further! which reflected post-conference on the event.
The annual London School of Business and Management Teaching and Learning Conference brought together established and emerging academics, practitioners and policymakers interested in teaching and learning in a widening participation context. Our 7th conference served as an exploratory platform for sharing ideas, research and experience with professionals from across the Higher Education sector. Additionally, it offered great opportunities to extend professional networks, forge new collaborations, broaden core expertise and, most importantly, foster reflection on improving current practices of teaching and learning.
The programme of the conference reflected the following theme: Taking Education Further!
It focused on:
With the launch of the Teaching Excellence Framework by HEFCE, UK Higher Education institutions are reflecting on their teaching practices to highlight the strengths of what they do and how they provide for and support their student populations. The Taking Education Further theme aimed to tease out such reflections to celebrate the good practice and innovation across the sector and to give these a professional platform to be shared across the community.
This conference focussed on the extent to which educators and institutions must go to provide a rich student experience and an engaging and inclusive learning environment for all. The conference covered a range of topics directly related to teaching, learner support, engagement, design and delivery methods, as well as technological innovations leading towards efficacy in teaching and learning.
We invited contributions from educators who are pushing boundaries, innovating and redefining their teaching to positively impact the futures of those in higher education.
We had three keynote speakers for the day:
Professor Ale Armellini from the University of Northampton. Professor Armellini's talk was entitled 'Active Blended Learning as our New Normal'.
The second keynote by Dr Melanie Crofts was entitled 'New Spaces: Safeguarding Students from Violence and Hate'.
Our final keynote was by Professor Jacqueline Stevenson from Sheffield Hallam University. Professor Stevenson's talk was entitled 'Developing a Sense of Belonging and Mattering'.
Professor Alejandro Armellini is the Dean of Learning and Teaching and Director of the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at the University of Northampton. The mission of the Institute is to enable transformational learning experiences through inspirational teaching. Ale's key role is to provide leadership in the area of learning and teaching across all schools and services.
Three aspects of Ale's work are:
• Leading the University's pedagogic redesign agenda towards Active Blended Learning.
• The development, implementation and evaluation of Northampton's Learning and Teaching Plan.
• The development of a robust CPD framework for academic staff.
• Fostering evidence-based, innovative practices in both campus-based and online learning and teaching.
Ale has extensive international teaching and programme development experience across different education sectors. Over the years, he has used, researched and refined the structured CAIeRO process (elsewhere known as Carpe Diem) and other evidence-based design-for-learning interventions to promote positive change in HE provision across modes of study. He is active in consultancy work globally. His research focuses on learning innovation, online pedagogy, course design in online environments, institutional capacity building, open practices and pedagogical design
Professor Alejandro Armellini - Biography and Abstract
Dr Melanie Crofts studied Law and History at University College Northampton and went on to complete her LLM at the University of Northampton, graduating in 2002. She started teaching Law at the University of Northampton in 2001.
Melanie was awarded her doctorate in 2014 which focused on the implementation of the Public Sector Equality Duties within higher education, with a particular emphasis on race and disability. The research, which was based on a case study, involved interviewing staff and students about their experiences. The research also considered a number of broad policy implications in relation to the implementation of equality legislation in higher education.
Melanie has taken an active role in furthering the equality agenda within higher education and within her own institution. She was the Equality and Diversity Representative on the University and College Union Branch Executive Committee for over 10 years as well as a Senate Representative for 2 years. She currently sits on the Inclusive Student Experience Group.
Dr Melanie Crofts - Biography and Abstract
Professor Jacqueline Stevenson is Head of Research in the Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University. She is a sociologist of education with interests in equity and diversity, widening participation, and student success. Her research focusses, in particular, on the differential higher education experiences of students from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, religious students, international students, and refugees and other forced migrants. She draws on the theoretical lenses of resilience, belonging, mattering, time, temporality and future selves. Her research is primarily qualitative, using biography, narrative inquiry and life history. She was previously Professor of Higher Education at Leeds Beckett University.
Professor Jacqueline Stevenson - Biography and Abstract
9:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:10
10:10 - 10:50
Opening Keynote: Professor Alejandro Armellini
Active Blended Learning as our New Normal
10:50 - 11:20
11:40 - 12:10
12:10 - 12:50
Midday Keynote: Dr Melanie Crofts
New Spaces: Safeguarding Students from Violence and Hate
12:50 - 13:10
13:10 - 13:30
13.30 - 14:20
VitalSource Best Learning Technology Practitioner
Teaching and Learning Awards and HEA Fellowships
Lunch and Performance by Testimony
14:20 - 15:00
Afternoon Keynote: Professor Jacqueline Stevenson
Developing a Sense of Belonging and Mattering
15:00 - 15:30
Belonging and Mattering: Reflection
15:30 - 15:45
Tea and Coffee
15:45 - 16:15
CIMA business game and employability skills - Usha Mistry, Jason Nye (CIMA), Mihaela Neata, Mihaela Patratanu, Virgina Manadachi (Abstract - Presentation Slides PDF)
16:15 - 16:30
16:30 - 18:00
Post-Conference Drinks Reception
The Gold Sponsor of the 2017 conference was VitalSource. Additional sponsor was MillGate.
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