Teaching and Learning Enhancement Conference

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Event Date

16 Oct - 17 Oct 2018


Bell St, Dundee DD1 1HG


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Abertay University, in partnership with the new V&A museum in Dundee, is hosting a conference on 17th October that will ask what are the roles of design, creativity and play in higher education teaching and learning?

We will also be offering an exciting pre-conference programme on 16th October comprising: workshop on the use of Serious Lego, a tour of the V&A, and an evening reception at Discovery Point, Dundee. Early registration is advised as there will be a limited number of tickets!

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Venue – Abertay University

A warm welcome awaits you at Abertay University, which is conveniently located in Dundee city centre – just a 5-minute walk from the rail and bus stations, shops, bars and restaurants.

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Keynote Speaker – Alison James, University of Winchester

Prof. Alison James is a National Teaching Fellow and an accredited LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator. Amongst her publications, she is the author of Engaging Imagination: helping students become creative and reflective thinkers (2014) with Professor Stephen Brookfield and co-editor with Chrissi Nerantzi of The Power of Play in HE: creativity in tertiary learning (December 2018).

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Tuesday 16 October, optional pre-conference programme

12.25 - Registration and networking lunch at V&A Dundee

13.25 - Workshop “Thinking in 3D: constructing the curriculum with LEGO®” Professor Alison James, University of Winchester

15.25 - Comfort Break

15.45 - V & A Dundee tour

17.30 - Evening reception, Discovery Point Dundee

19.30 - Close


Wednesday 17 October

09:00 - Morning Registration

09:50 - Welcome from Vice Principal Academic and Director of TLE (Abertay)

10:00 - Keynote Speech- “Creativity, Play and Co-Design”, Professor Alison James, University of Winchester

10:55 - Case Study Tours (Choose one from four: Science laboratories, Library, Collaborative Learning Suite, Law Moot Court/ Dundee Business School)

12:00 - Poster and Vendor Marketplace & Buffet Lunch

13:40 - TLE co-design mini festival

Delegates choose from a selection of:

  • Personalised video feedback- workshop (Ryan Locke and Greg Bremner)
  • Student-led showcase (including student academic societies)
  • Swap shop- a bring and buy sale of good practice- interactive vignettes
  • Headache clinic- got a problem in teaching and learning- ask the audience
  • Demonstrations- in Cyber Security and Computer Art

14:50 - Achievability in-plenary survey

15.00 - Keynote speech- “What does Design Thinking mean for Higher Education?” Dr Stephen Ney, HPI School of Design Thinking, Potsdam, Germany

15.40 - Cake and networking then close


For information on accommodation, visit Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau





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Event details

Event Date

16 Oct - 17 Oct 2018


Abertay University


Bell St, Dundee DD1 1HG
Book your place