The Call for Abstracts, for the Learning at City Conference 2022 - Opportunities to transform the future of higher education - is now open.
Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June 2022
LEaD is pleased to open the call for Abstracts, for the 12th Learning at City Conference, which takes place on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June 2022 at City, University of London. The conference will offer both in person and online participation.
The place of digital learning became central to education due to the pandemic and this change in models of teaching, learning and assessment are here to stay (Maguire, Dale & Pauli 2020).
This has enabled staff and students to be creative and the future offers many opportunities to transform learning so that it is inclusive, accessible and flexible. Sharples (2019) discussed the transformations occurring not just through bringing technology into classes but through real improvements in the theory and practice of teaching.
Until the pandemic, whilst some lecturers did want to implement innovation and more active learning in their classes, there were often constraints that prevented this. Due to a myriad of constraints, teachers often resort to more traditional, conservative approaches to teaching and learning (Herodotou et al 2019).
There has been an immense amount of innovation and learning across the sector in the last 2 years and so we invite you to share this with colleagues. Submit an abstract to share your learning both what worked and what might not have gone so well.
Even when things did not go as planned there has been good practice learnt from this and others would benefit from the sharing of these experiences.
Within this theme there are a range of sub-themes you could focus upon for your abstract and these include:
- Curriculum design and review
- Assessment design
- Learning and teaching approaches
- Activities and strategies that support students through their programme
- Activities to build and support learning communities.
We invite you to submit a proposal to the conference to share your 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 engaging.
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. We will have a maximum of three parallel sessions running so do think about which format might be most appropriate for you to present your work.
Papers (2 x 30-minute papers per session)
If you are providing a paper you should plan to share your paper for no more than 20 minutes and then have 10 minutes for questions. You should have some questions prepared for discussion in case participants do not ask any.
Workshops (60 minute sessions)
If you are providing a workshop then try to keep your overview to 20 minutes and then have around 30 minutes as activity including feedback and sharing and, permit 10 minutes for questions at the end.
Posters (Size should be A0)
Posters will be available for participants to view throughout the conference. However, there will be a scheduled poster session in the programme so that you can discuss your posters with colleagues.
Deadline for submissions
Before you submit a proposal please read the guidance and use the Abstract submission template ensuring you have prepared and have to hand all the required information.
Submitting your proposal
Proposals should then be submitted via the Online Conference submission form The closing date for abstracts is Wednesday 16th March 2022, 8am.
Criteria for acceptance of proposals
Each proposal will be reviewed for acceptance at the conference against the following criteria:
- Relevance to conference theme and sub-themes clearly stated;
- Clarity and coherence of the proposal;
- Evidence of relevance to others across the University and beyond;
- Contribution to development, enhancement and scholarship related to the theme.
In order to ensure there are as many contributors to the conference as possible, you can only be named as lead contact on ONE proposal and as a co-presenter on ONE other. If you are involved in more than one submission we will try to accommodate this in the timings of the event - but this may not always be possible.
Feedback and guidance
Once the proposals have been peer reviewed feedback will be sent to applicants by Tuesday 19th April 2022.
Herodotou C, Sharples M, Gaved M, Kukulska-Hulme A, Rienties B, Scanlon E and Whitelock D (2019) Innovative Pedagogies of the Future: An Evidence-Based Selection. Frontiers in Education Vol. 4 Article 113. doi: 10.3389/feduc.2019.00113
Maguire D, Dale L and Pauli M (2020) Learning and Teaching reimagined a new dawn for higher education? Bristol JISC
Sharples, M. (2019). Practical Pedagogy: 40 Ways to Teach and Learn. London: Routledge.