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Learning at City Conference 2013

Innovation & Creativity in Higher Education

Thursday 6th June 2013

Keynote Speaker - Professor Diana Laurillard

The Learning Development Centre (LDC) held the Learning at City Conference and Exhibition 2013 on June 6th. This was the 5th annual higher education conference to be held at City, of University London, and the emphasis for the conference was on innovation and creativity in higher education.

City colleagues from across the Institution shared their research, innovation and practice in this area. Attendees were given the opportunity to listen and share with others good practice and explore transferability to different disciplines.

The following sub themes were the focus of the conference:

  • Innovation and creativity in curriculum design
  • Being creative in assessment design
  • Innovative approaches to giving feedback
  • Creative teaching and learning
  • An innovative and creative learning experience

Prof. Laurillard's keynote speech  titled "Supporting the Teacher as an Innovative Learning Designer"

Keynote summary: Only teachers have the knowledge, experience, and appropriate context for developing the new forms of pedagogy made possible by digital learning methods. Effective use of learning technology will not come about unless teachers are at the helm of innovation. The talk will propose ways of supporting them in this new and challenging role, including an interactive learning design tool, and a modelling tool for estimating learning benefits against teaching costs.

City University London staff presented posters, exhibitions and papers /workshops relating to the overall theme of Innovation and creativity in higher education. Furthermore, there was a keynote presentation from Professor Diana Laurillard, student led activity and prizes presentation by Professor Sir Paul Curran, Vice-Chancellor.

Here is the full conference programme.