5th Learning and Teaching Conference June 2018
SOAS Learning and Teaching Summer 2018 Conference: Motivating and transforming learning throughout the student journey
Date: Friday 8 June 2018
Venue: SOAS, University of London (KLT)
Registration for the conference has now been paused because we have reached the maximum number of registrations for the event.
Please note that anyone who register here will be put on a waiting list and we will inform you if you can attend.
The conference programme can be accessed
LTD Conference Programme June 2018 (pdf; 170kb)
The themes of this conference are focused on the following key areas:
- Collaborative learning
- Critical and reflective thinking to raise attainment
- Decolonising the learning experience
- Global and intercultural learning
- Independent learning
- Improving career outcomes
There is no fee for attending this conference. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Professor Alison Phipps OBE
Professor Alison Phipps holds the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts at the University of Glasgow where she is also Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies, and Co-Convener of Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNET). She is a member of the Creativity, Culture and Faith group in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow where she teaches refugee studies, languages, religious and spiritual education, anthropology and intercultural education and education for non-violence. She has twenty years of research experience in using creative and intercultural methodologies, including participant observation in multilingual communities, work across mobilities (international students, modern linguists, tourists, migrant communities, international NGOs) and overseas. In 2012 she received an OBE for Services to Education and Intercultural and Interreligious Relations in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Professor Alejandro Armellini PFHEA
Professor Alejandro Armellini is the Dean of Learning and Teaching and Director of the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Northampton. He is also Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Ale's key role is to provide leadership in learning and teaching and learning innovation across all Faculties at the University of Northampton. His work includes the development, implementation and evaluation of Northampton's Learning and Teaching Plan, which includes a comprehensive, externally accredited staff development programme. Ale’s research focuses on learning innovation, online pedagogy, course design in online environments, institutional capacity building and open practices.
Title: Innovation to mainstream: a 21st Century campus designed for Active Blended Learning
The University of Northampton is committed to developing knowledgeable graduates, who are socially responsible, digitally proficient and highly employable global citizens – the Changemakers of the future. Active Blended Learning, Northampton’s new normal in learning and teaching, is our key approach to deliver that aim. Our new Waterside campus, opening in September 2018, is a major enabler for this innovation to become mainstream. It is an outstanding space for learning, teaching and research, with no lecture theatres or staff offices. This keynote will offer a summary and a critique of the journey so far: the rationale for the changes, the process of pedagogic transformation, the achievements, the challenges we have encountered and of course, those that lie ahead.