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Teaching and Learning Conference 2016
6th London School of Business and Management
To Boldly Go! Redefining the Inclusive Curriculum in HE
12 July 2016, London, UK
Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG
The annual London School of Business and Management Teaching and Learning Conference brings together established and emerging academics, practitioners and policymakers interested in teaching and learning in a widening participation context. Our 6th conference serves as an exploratory platform for sharing ideas, research and experience with professionals from across the Higher Education sector. Additionally, it offers 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 will reflect the following theme: To Boldly Go! Redefining the Inclusive Curriculum in HE.
It focuses on:
Inclusion in education is often referred to the human diversity of students with regards to ability, culture, gender, age, language and social background. The Higher Education Academy emphasises the need for taking into account student experience, their cultural and social background as well as the presence of any physical or sensory impairment and their mental well-being when developing and offering degree courses.
This conference focusses on the increasingly diversifying nature of the HE student cohorts and strives to facilitate a debate on designing and delivering courses with inclusion in mind. It covers a range of topics directly related to learner support, engagement, design and delivery methods, as well as technological innovations leading towards efficacy in teaching and learning.
We encourage educational researchers and practitioners to take part in the call for papers, by submitting an abstract by the given dates. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited for a full paper publication in LSBM Working Paper Series Journal ISSN 2397-5652(Online) ISSN 2397-7795(Print).
The poster for the conference is available here.
The Book of Abstracts is available here.
Professor Allison Littlejohn is Academic Director for Learning and Teaching at The Open University, UK. She is also Chair of Learning Technology, researching technology enhanced professional learning. Over the past decade Professor Littlejohn has been Principal Investigator or Senior Scientist on over 40 research projects in professional and technology-enhanced learning. She has published almost 200 academic articles, including four books. She has held Professorships at three Universities: the Open University, Glasgow Caledonian University and Dundee University and academic positions at the universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow (UK). She has Professor Littlejohn’s research has been funded by the European Commission (EC), the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), the UK Joint Information Systems Committees (JISC), the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA), the Energy Institute (EI), Shell International & British Petroleum (BP).
Her industry-academic research is with multinational companies, most notably Royal Dutch Shell, for whom she was Senior Researcher 2008-2010. Allison is a Fellow and former Scholar of the Higher Education Academy and has received international fellowships from ASCILITE (Australasia), and the Churchill Trust (UK).
Gert Biesta is Professor of Education and Director of Research at the Department of Education, Brunel University London, and Visiting Professor at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, the Netherlands, and NLA University College, Bergen, Norway. His work focuses on the theory and philosophy of education and education policy, with a particular interest in questions of democracy and citizenship. His latest book, The Beautiful Risk of Education (2014) won the 2014 Outstanding Book Award of the American Educational Research Association (Division B: Curriculum Studies). Later in 2016 a new book, The Rediscovery of Teaching, will appear with Routledge.
Richard Rose is Professor of Inclusive Education at the University of Northampton. He has previously held positions as a teacher in four English Local Authorities and was head teacher of a Northamptonshire school. Richard's particular interests are in the area of creating more equitable and inclusive learning environments and supporting teachers in addressing the needs of a diverse student population. He has conducted research and consultancy in many parts of the world, including Armenia, Georgia, Malaysia, China and in particular India, where he directs a masters degree programme in inclusive education based in Bangalore. Richard recently completed a four year longitudinal study of special education provision in the Republic of Ireland (Project Iris), the largest study of such provision conducted in Europe. He is the author of several books and more than a hundred papers related to special educational needs and inclusion.
Conference Opening: Nick Hillman
Education Adviser, the Commonwealth Secretariat
Opening Keynote: Allison Littlejohn
Tea and Coffee
Knowledge Mpofu and Nnamdi Madichie
An Exploration of High Performance Teams: Insights from UK Higher Education (HE)
Usha Mistry, Nick Hillman and Cal Courtney
Inclusive Learning Environment
Improving equality of access through VitalSource eBook Platform
Midday Keynote: Gert Biesta
Lunch and Poster Session, Performance by the band Testimony (Tony Kiangebeni)
VitalSource Best eLearning Practice
Teaching and Learning Award and HEA Fellowships
Afternoon Keynote: Richard Rose
Mind the Skills Gap
Abdelhafid Benamraoui, Roshan Boojihawon and Rakesh Jory
An Accounting without Tears and Fears: Broadening the Appeal of Accounting in HE
Tea and Coffee
Is asking HE applicants to disclose their unspent criminal convictions at the UCAS application stage too much too soon?
ICT Deployment in Higher Education: What sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) can learn from European Experiences
Gamification: Simulation as constructivist pedagogy
Best Poster Prise and Closing Session
Post-Conference Drinks Reception
Call for Papers, Short Papers and Posters.
Some of the papers will be invited for publication at the (by 15 July 2016).
No full paper submission is required before the conference. The abstracts should be between 300-400 words. All submissions will be reviewed by at least two Programme Committee members through a non-blind review process. Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference handbook.
As part of the abstract submission you are required to provide:
Submit your paper using EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lsbmtlc16
Mr Tony Kiangebeni
To register for attending the conference follow the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-lsbm-annual-teaching-and-learning-conference-registration-22023987339
Posters must be printed on an A1 size paper (Landscape Layout). The PowerPoint slides must be submitted to the organisers (email@example.com)
Additional presentation guidelines and the tile allocated will be made available with the acceptance letters.
The Gold Sponsor of this year's conference is VitalSource. Additional sponsor is MillGate.
If you have any questions about the conference, or are interested in taking part in next year's event, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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