Teaching and Learning Conference 2016

6th London School of Business and Management

Teaching and Learning Conference 2016

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:

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  • Curriculum Design
  • Students as Partners in Higher Education
    Servant Leadership
  • Educational Technology and Engagement
  • Enterprise and Employability
  • Learning Gain

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.

Keynote Speakers:

Allison Littlejohn

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).

Web: www.open.ac.uk/people/ahl69

Gert Biesta  

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.

Web:  www.gertbiesta.com

Richard Rose

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.

Web: http://www.northampton.ac.uk/directories/people/richard-rose/ 

Conference Programme




Conference Opening: Nick Hillman


Nasir Kazmi

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


Becky Hartnup

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


Usha Mistry, Nick Hillman and Cal Courtney

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


Joe Stevens

Is asking HE applicants to disclose their unspent criminal convictions at the UCAS application stage too much too soon?


Cedrick Nosa

ICT Deployment in Higher Education: What sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) can learn from European Experiences


Christopher Munro

Gamification: Simulation as constructivist pedagogy


Best Poster Prise and Closing Session


Post-Conference Drinks Reception

Key Dates:

Call for Papers, Short Papers and Posters.

  • 22 May 2016 - Submission of an abstract
  • 5 June 2016 - Notification of acceptance
  • 19 June 2016 - Camera-ready version of the abstract

Some of the papers will be invited for publication at the (by 15 July 2016).

Submission Formats:

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:

  • Author Details (including Full Name, Email Address, Organisation and Country)
  • Title
  • Abstract (300-400 words)
  • Keywords

Submit your paper using EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lsbmtlc16

Academic Committee:

  • Dr Simon Taylor
  • Dr Knowledge Mpofu
  • Dr Nnamdi Madichie
  • Dr Joe Stevens
  • Dr Usha Mistry
  • Mr Christopher Munro
  • Dr Karen Stepanyan
  • Mr Nick Hillman

Organisational Committee:

  •  Mr Tony Kiangebeni

Conference Registration:

To register for attending the conference follow the  following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-lsbm-annual-teaching-and-learning-conference-registration-22023987339

Presentation Guidelines:

Posters must be printed on an A1 size paper (Landscape Layout). The PowerPoint slides must be submitted to the organisers (tlc@lsbm.ac.uk)

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 tlc@lsbm.ac.uk



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