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Learning at City Conference

The 11th Learning at City conference will take place online over the 30th June and 1st July 2021

The call for abstracts for the Learning at City online conference will open on Monday, January 11th, 2021.

Teach to Inspire: Showcasing good practice in higher education

There is much discussion about teaching excellence with the introduction of the TEF however the key to this is teaching that inspires. Cohen & Jurkovic (1997) identify this is the most powerful component of learning and refer to terms such as inspiration, surprise, fun and creativity whereas others have focused on the magic and capturing the imagination of students (Harden & Crosby 2000 and James 2001).

The overall theme for the conference is Teach to Inspire: Showcasing good practice in higher education

Within this theme there are a range of sub-themes:
* Curriculum design and review
* Assessment design
* Learning and teaching approach
* Activities and strategies that support students through their programme

We invite you to submit a proposal to the conference to share your best practice, innovations and pedagogic research.

This could involve:

  • Telling others how you have designed your programme to include creativity and inspiration
  • Sharing your innovative learning and teaching approaches and /or assessment practices that aid in student success and are fun and demonstrate the magic of learning.
  • Outlining creative activities and strategies that have inspired students.

We anticipate that this topical theme will provide excellent opportunities for discussion and, debate during the conference.

Proposals for papers and posters are invited which relate to the overall theme and at least one sub-theme.

There will be a maximum of 5 parallel sessions running so do think about which format might be most appropriate for you to present your work.

Cohen, S., & Jurkovic, J. (1997). Learning from a Masterpiece. Training and Development, 51(11), 66-70

Harden, R. M., & Crosby, J. (2000). AMEE Guide No 20: The good teacher is more than a lecturer – the twelve roles of the teacher. Medical Teacher, 22(4), 334–347

James, R. (2001). Management responses to changing student expectations, Quality of University Teaching (QUT), Vol. 24, September. In Students’ changing expectations of higher education and the consequences of mis-matches with the reality. Paper for OECD-IMHE Conference