25 June 2019, 09:30 - 16:30
Our annual learning and teaching conference, Engage, celebrates learning, teaching and assessment-related activities across Anglia Ruskin University.
To view resources from last year's conference, please visit our CPD Opportunities Annual Conference page.
Sarah Flynn is Associate Director of Learning and Teaching (Workplace Learning) at the University of Hertfordshire and Chair, of ASET, the Work Based and Placement Learning Association. She leads on workplace learning, including the development of degree apprenticeships, employability and placement learning, and specialises in curriculum design and authentic assessment.
Sarah's keynote will focus on 'Reshaping our thinking about employability; the dawning of a new era?'.
Employability is nothing new, and yet it feels different. For years students have entered universities with the promise of new knowledge and skills that will offer them a bright future. Whatever the profession aspired to, the power of higher education to transform lives is well understood. This moral cause is now quantified, ranked and used to make judgements about the quality of teaching in our institutions. To thrive, we need to reconcile these seemingly opposite agendas, change futures and deliver the expected outcomes. Radical changes to our thinking on employability, employment and outcomes for all have shaped the way we work at Hertfordshire, from which learning can be shared.
Dr Theo Gilbert, SFHEA Associate Professor, Learning and Teaching, at the University of Hertfordshire is recipient of the THE 'Most Innovative Teacher of 2018' award. He has been working on getting secular compassion rooted into the HE institution – via credit-bearing assessment (reward) – for 12 years.
Theo will lead the workshop 'Credit Bearing in HE: The micro skills of practical compassion in HE student group work'.
With a background in micro-ethnography (the close study of interactions within face-to-face groups) Theo Gilbert is applying fast-emerging findings on the science of compassion into practical pedagogy for face-to-face group/team work or meetings. In this workshop, you'll discover what the easily taught-behavioural micro skills of compassion look like in action, and why they are so powerful. You'll find out how these are being individually assessed and credit-bearing on some degree programmes in the UK. That's because these skills appear to raise group intelligences in statistically evidenced ways, and positively impact student group social experience and the BME gap in studies so far, compared to controls. Staff from 45 universities are now part of an open and welcoming network of practice and/or research and dissemination, or interest in this endeavour. Read more about Compassion in Education.
Neil Glen MA(RCA) is a designer, academic and learning technologist for Bath School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University, where he creates, develops and researches technology-enhanced learning experiences, to which he brings a design-led approach. Currently, Neil is working on the implementation of a Technology Enhanced Learning Framework for the school's new campus opening in 2019.
Jeffrey D. Boehm, Ph.D. serves as learning technologist and as a lecturer in Writing and Performance (Music) at Bath Spa University in the UK. He is interested in the use of mobile technologies for deepening student engagement in performance-based classrooms. Jeffrey also works with technologies to in music performance.
Neil and Jeff will lead the workshop 'Learning Spaces: A hands-on session exploring learning through a mobile device'.
Neil and Jeff have recently completed an 18-month HEFCE funded research project exploring real-time co-created learning using mobile devices with students across a range of Art & Design practice and Performing Arts disciplines. The work leveraged the affordances of devices such as the iPad to move away from their use for media consumption and engage students in real-time creation, acquisition, reflection, collaboration, and sharing of learning. Their hands-on workshop will engage participants in this process and open up discussion around its wider application.
If you would like to submit a session proposal, please fill out the proposal form. The deadline for abstracts is Monday 27 May. Please note that presenters are required to register for the conference (book your place below).
Presenters can choose from the following:
Please give approximate timings for your session. For example:
|Exercise 1||15 mins|
|Exercise 2||15 mins|
|Feedback and plenary||10 mins|
If you’ll be using PowerPoint slides in your presentation or workshop, please download the Presenters' PowerPoint Slide template (.pptx). Please also provide us with an electronic copy of your PowerPoint presentation at least one week prior to the conference. Presentations will be included in the conference proceedings.
Posters should conform to corporate marketing guidelines:
Each physical poster will be displayed on a board and should be A1 in size.
Images and logos should be prepared at a minimum 150dpi at 100% size.
You should arrange for your poster to be printed by Digital Copy Services and delivered to Anglia Learning & Teaching at least one week prior to the conference.
Please also submit a PDF version of your poster for inclusion in the conference proceedings.