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Teaching and Learning Symposia

Our symposia series focuses on thematic areas of interest within teaching and learning and are for anyone wishing to improve their knowledge of the latest teaching pedagogies and upskill their practice in key areas.

Our symposium events offer staff a useful forum to encourage the exchange and dissemination of different ways of thinking about key teaching and learning challenges and new approaches. Practitioners are invited to participate in each symposium through submitting an abstract on their work as a fifteen-minute stimulus presentation and case study to support the discussions.

Structure

Each symposium is facilitated by a Senior Advisor from Advance HE with specific expertise in the area being discussed. The day will feature a keynote presentation from a leading practitioner in each area, followed by themed sessions showcasing case studies from across the sector. Delegates will have the opportunity to learn from leading practitioners in the sector, debate priority issues and learn from cutting-edge initiatives.

Benefits

The symposia provide teaching practitioners with access to an open and supportive environment and valuable peer network to share and discuss contemporary practice and initiatives. They enable participants to develop a principled, evidence-informed approach to devising subsequent support and guidance for change in enhancing student success in HE.

Who: Teaching practitioners including: heads of departments, academic programme leaders and developers, lecturers, academic and support staff, and learning technologists.

View the dates of the events below or in the calendar. 

Calendar
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Employability Symposium 2021: 3E's for Wicked Problems

Date: 22 April 2021
Venue: Virtual

It’s inescapable; employability is a prominent feature of contemporary higher education. Globally, a range of HE providers are examining the methods they use to enhance employability and increasingly there is a desire to strengthen and develop relevant activities due to a range of factors and influences such as graduate destination data, labour market detail, policy impact, and student expectations. 

This symposium aims to bring together cutting-edge examples of how sustainable and innovative pedagogies for employability can be delivered at school, faculty/college and/or institutional levels.

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NTFs and CATEs Annual Symposium (online) presented by the Association of NTFs

Date: 27 April 2021
Venue: Virtual

NTFs and CATE winners, and those aspiring, and national leaders in Higher Education – come and join us at our 17th annual gathering for lively debate, collaboration and personal development organised by The Association of NTFs with CATEs, in collaboration with Advance HE.

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Curriculum Symposium 2021: Post-pandemic curriculum

Date: 8 June 2021
Venue: Virtual

The outbreak of COVID-19 forced us to re-evaluate our curricula, particularly in terms of delivery methods, where online teaching and blended delivery have been the only channels available to us to teach our students. But what lessons have we learnt from this? What have been the benefits to students of full programmes taught online? What new models of teaching have emerged during the past year that allow us to expand and diversify the curriculum?

This symposium, by way of a keynote session, participant-led workshops and presentations, and a closing plenary, will offer reflections, insights and solutions to issues of curriculum design.

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Ireland Symposium

Date: 23 June 2021
Venue: Virtual

This symposium, by way of a keynote session, participant-led workshops and presentations, and a closing plenary, will look to explore priority areas of higher education within Northern Ireland and Ireland and will offer insights and solutions to assist staff in addressing them. 

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