Join us for the Teaching and Learning Conference
Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 June 2018
Now in its seventeenth year, LJMU’s annual Teaching and Learning Conference is a forum to share and discuss innovative and effective teaching, learning and assessment practices, as well as explore findings from teaching-related research and evaluation. On the theme of ‘The Changing Landscape of Higher Education’, this year’s two-day event will showcase the work of academic and professional service staff across a range of higher education teaching and learning topics. These include the use of interactive teaching methods, learning technologies and creative approaches to curriculum, teaching and assessment design. Supporting LJMU’s new strategic plan, this year’s conference will also include an international forum with the Wednesday afternoon sessions dedicated to exploring perspectives on student and staff exchange, internationalising the curriculum and trans-national education.
Organised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Peter Byers, with LJMU’s Teaching and Learning Academy, the Conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies at the Mount Pleasant Campus (Redmonds Building). Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Weatherill will open the Conference.
Professor Janice Kay CBE, Provost and Senior Deputy-Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter, will open the Conference giving her perspective on the challenges and opportunities for HE that have been gained from her roles as Chair of the TEF Subject Level Pilots, and Vice-Chair of the Higher Education Academy.
Opening the International Forum on the first day, and contextualising international developments for education and student mobility, the keynote will be delivered by Dr Erik Lithander, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International and Student Recruitment), University of Bristol, who will be introduced by Dr Edward Harcourt, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement).
Finally, internationally renowned expert on student engagement, George D. Kuh, Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of Higher Education, Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University will deliver the opening keynote on day two of the Conference.
The Conference is open to all LJMU staff, students and collaborative partner institutions. Additionally, we warmly invite all colleagues working in post-16 education to attend this event, for which there is no charge, although places for external visitors, excluding LJMU partner institutions, are limited.