Advance HE’s Annual Teaching and Learning Conference 2019 will position the spotlight firmly on teaching in a global context, in particular this year the conference will explore innovation for teaching excellence focusing on innovative teaching practices and pedagogies and seeking to uncover new practice which demonstrates or contributes to teaching excellence and is improving the student experience.
Read about the highlights from the Annual Teaching and Learning Conference 2018 here.
Dates: 2-4 July 2019
Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
Who: All higher education professionals
This year's conference will focus on Teaching in the Spotlight: Innovation for Teaching Excellence and will cover the following six themes:
- Interdisciplinary or multi-disciplinary innovation in teaching and learning practice
- Innovation in inclusive curricula
- Innovation in blended and immersive teaching and learning practice
- Innovative practice that aids transition and retention
- Innovation practice to support employability
- Innovative practice to enhance assessment and feedback
The conference will be split across the following thematic days:
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Arts and Humanities
Health and Social Care
Evening: Networking BBQ
Evening: Debate and meal
The deadline for submissions has now closed.
Notifications have been sent to all those who submitted proposals for sessions at the conference. If you have not received a notification from us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to announce that Debbie McVitty will be one of our keynote speakers at this year's Advance HE’s Annual Teaching and Learning Conference. As Wonkhe’s editor, Debbie has oversight of Wonkhe’s daily insight, debate and analysis of higher education policy. Debbie has previously worked in policy and communications roles at Universities UK, the University of Bedfordshire, and the National Union of Students. She holds a DPhil in English literature from the University of Oxford and a Masters in research in higher education policy, evaluation and enhancement from Lancaster University. Debbie is interested in bringing to light new and less-represented perspectives to inform policy and practice in higher education.
Dr Diana Beech is Policy Adviser to Chris Skidmore MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation. She also served the previous Minister, Sam Gyimah, from August 2018. Prior to this, Diana was the first Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) – the UK’s only think tank exclusively devoted to HE – where she published reports on the TEF, demand for higher education to 2030, free speech in universities, and widening access and participation. Diana holds a PhD in German from the University of Cambridge and has held post-doctoral positions at universities in Canada, Germany and the UK. Diana has also been a governor at the University of Worcester.
This year’s potential evening debate themes include topics such as employability, metrification and ‘conditional unconditional’ offers so they are bound to spark some lively interaction so why not vote for the one you would most like to see debated. The potential topics for debate are as follows:
- This house believes that only through the delivery of excellent teaching can we begin to address any of the world’s problems.
- This house believes that there is a clear and urgent need to equip people with the skills for the future and universities’ primary focus should be on the employability of their students.
- This house believes that university education is wasted on the young.
- This house believes that decolonising the curriculum will lead to the omission of essential foundational texts.
- This house believes that the metrification of higher education is ruining the student experience.
- This house believes that accelerated degrees will severely impact the wellbeing of students and staff.
- This house believes that ‘conditional unconditional’ offers are tantamount to bribery.
- This house believes that metrification of HE is resulting in grade inflation at all levels.
Have your say on the subject of this year's debate, submit your choice for the topic you would most like to see debated.