Keele Learning and Teaching Conference

Defining and Debating 'Social Learning'

Wednesday 30th January 2019

Keele Hall, Ballroom

 

It's a 'special edition' of the Keele Learning and Teaching Conference this year, integrating the formal launch of KIITE (Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence) and showcasing live projects given momentum by a refreshed education strategy. We will be hosting external speakers and guests from contexts of higher education policy, practice and journalism, so it will have a more external-facing edge too, in line with the core theme. This year we will explore definitions, practices and scholarship around 'Social Learning'.
 
 
Conference Programme

The full conference programme, including presentation themes and speakers, is available here: Conference programme 2019

Registration for the Conference is now closed.

Programme:

09:00 - 09:20   Arrival and registration

09:20 - 09:30   Welcome and Introductions

09:30 - 10:15   Introductory Keynote - Dr Simon Thomson

10:15 - 11:15   Presentations

11:15 - 12:00   Break and refreshments

12:00 - 13:00   Presentations

13:00 - 13:45   Lunch/Demos

13:45 - 14:45   KIITE Launch 

14:45 - 15:15   PVC Education Address

15:15 - 16:15   Live Project Design Workshop Event

16:15 - 16:30   Close/Perspectives/Social
 


Keynote Speaker 2019

Simon Thomson, Director, Centre for Innovation in Education, University of Liverpool
'Digital = People = Social = Learning'

We are delighted to welcome Simon Thomson, Director of the Centre for Innovation in Education at the University of Liverpool, to deliver the keynote at the Keele Learning & Teaching Conference 2019.

In his keynote presentation, 'Digital = People = Social = Learning', Simon will explore the human interactions which are most critical for student success, and how technology can enable more and better interactions. Find out more about the keynote presentation, including pre-reading and interactive elements: Keynote Speaker 2019 Simon Thomson

 

Conference Theme
Defining and Debating 'Social Learning'
 
“Social learning” is at the heart of the refreshed education strategy at Keele. The idea points to the ways we must design learning that is collaborative, sociable and engaging, the ways we encourage students and staff work in partnership, dialogue and collective reflection.

The theme opens up major strategic questions about the learning spaces and curriculum design, too. How can we design learning spaces that accommodate project-based and problem-based learning? What must we do to ensure that digital learning is truly inclusive and collaborative? Can modes of informal, social learning help address questions of student and staff well-being?

The 'sociability' of learning raises questions of audience and engagement: who should our students be learning with, for, in relation to? How should they showcase their outputs?
 
 
Design & Dynamics of Social Learning
  • Engaging students in debate, collaboration and liaison
  • Student co-production of research & learning resources
  • Problem-based & Project-based learning
  • Inclusive social learning: engaging diverse student cohorts  
  • Social learning and social well-being: crossovers
  • Models of student-led public engagement, outreach and widening participation


Spaces of Social Learning

  • Digital sites of exchange, collaboration and co-production 
  • Beyond the bubble: engaged, civic and placement learning 
  • Estates of mind: The architecture of social learning
  • From the foyer to the forest: informal sites of social learning
  • Living Labs and the campus as learning space
  • Employer co-design and delivery of social learning 
 


Information in relation to previous events can be found below along with the event programmes. 

Keele Learning and Teaching Conference 2018 - Archive

Keele Learning and Teaching Conference 2018

 

Tuesday 16th January 2018

 

Once again the Learning and Professional Development Centre hosted the Keele Learning and Teaching Conference. The event was in collaboration with the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education), Professor Helen O’Sullivan.

The conference took place on Tuesday 16th January at Keele Sustainability Hub, between 9.00am – 17.00pm.  All members of staff and students with an interest in learning and teaching were warmly invited to attend.

The Keele Learning and Teaching Conference had no theme thereby offering all members of the University the opportunity to exchange ideas and share innovative and inspirational practice. The format of the conference was short (15 minute) presentations with time allowed for questions and discussion as well. This year, in addition to the presentations, attendees brought along and shared exciting resources from their own practice.

Abstracts plus an event report will be published in the August 2018 edition of the Journal of Academic Development and Education (JADE).

For further information of the event, please view our Event Programme - Keele Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2018

Keele Learning and Teaching Conference 2017 - Archive

Keele Learning and Teaching Conference 2017 

 

Tuesday 17th January 2017

#KALTC17

 

As a complementary event to the Annual Teaching Symposium, the LPDC, in collaboration with PVC (Education and Student Experience) Prof. Fiona Cownie, hosted the Keele Learning and Teaching Conference.

The conference took place on Tuesday 17th January at Keele Sustainability Hub, between 9.00am – 17.00pm.  All members of staff and students with an interest in learning and teaching were warmly invited to attend.

The Keele Learning and Teaching Conference had no theme thereby offering all members of the University the opportunity to exchange ideas and share innovative and inspirational practice. The format of the conference was short (15 minute) presentations with time allowed for questions and discussion as well.

Abstracts plus an event report will be published in the August 2017 edition of the Journal of Academic Development and Education (JADE).

For further information of the event, please view our Keele Learning and Teaching Conference Programme 2017

Keele Learning and Teaching Conference 2016 - Archive

Keele Learning and Teaching Conference 2016

 

19th January 2016

 

#KALTC16

 

This event, hosted by the Learning and Professional Development Centre, was complementary to the Annual Teaching Symposium and in collaboration with PVC (Education and Student Experience) Professor Fiona Cownie and the Journal of Academic Development and Education (JADE).

 

The conference had no theme, offering all staff the opportunity to exchange ideas and to share innovative innovative and inspirational practice and to present their learning and teaching research to a broad audience in a collegiate and stimulating environment.  

 

Delegates commented how much they enjoyed the relaxed, friendly atmosphere and the networking opportunity.  Particular praise was given in relation to the format of the event and the variety of presentations on offer. Delegates were also very pleased to see different colleagues from different areas of the University working together. 

Abstracts plus an event report were published in the August 2016 edition of JADE.

 

For further information on the event, please view our Learning and Teaching Conference Programme.