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Abertay hosts major conference on the future of teaching

1 October 2014

Abertay University is hosting a major conference on the future of teaching and learning today (Wednesday 1 October), with 150 academics gathering to hear from international experts.

The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Conference is titled ‘Unlocking New Ideas in Teaching and Learning’, with major keynote speakers Professor Diana Laurillard and Professor Colin Beard and is the largest such event hosted by the University, to date.

Workshop sessions will cover areas including employability skills initiatives, audience interaction in large lectures and online learning tools.

Dr Alastair Robertson, Director of Teaching & Learning Enhancement at Abertay University, said: “This event is a great opportunity for colleagues from Abertay and many other universities to gather, share their experiences and hear from internationally renowned experts and buoyed by the interest from across the sector we would like to make this an annual event.

“Abertay takes the challenge of continually improving our teaching very seriously, and I’m delighted that so many Abertay colleagues are presenting their work on projects covering assessment and feedback, employability, inclusion, student engagement and technology-enhanced learning.

“I’m looking forward to hearing from many different speakers, and learning about their ideas on the future of teaching.”

Professor Diana Laurillard from the Institute of Education at the University of London will talk about ‘Discovering and sharing effective online pedagogies’ and Professor Colin Beard from Sheffield Hallam University will discuss ‘Experiential learning: new ideas for teaching and learning’.


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