Thursday, 1 May 2008

Inquiry in a Networked World Conference

Inquiry in a Networked World Conference - Learning Through Inquiry Alliance (LTEA) Conference 2008: Inquiry in a
World University of Sheffield,25th - 27th June 2008.

Registration is open for LTEA 2008 and the programme of parallel sessions is

The LTEA is a collaborative alliance of Centres for Excellence in Teaching
Learning with interests in inquiry and research-based learning. This year
annual conference is hosted by CILASS, the University of Sheffield's Centre
Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences. Building on
successful events held previously at the University of Surrey (2007) and the
University of Manchester (2006) we aim to continue in 2008 to provide a
for creative and critical exploration of inquiry-based learning, focusing on
developments in practice and theory, and on the role of the inquiry approach
learning and teaching in HE in the UK and beyond.

Conference highlights include:

* Forty-five parallel sessions, plus posters, exploring the design,
facilitation, experience and impact of inquiry-based learning across a wide
range of disciplines, with staff and student contributors from 20+
(LTEA member institutions and others).

* Keynote by Dr David Hodge, President of Miami University, Ohio. Dr Hodge´s
address will explore the concept of "the student as scholar" and present
institution-wide inquiry-based learning initiatives being taken forward
his leadership at Miami University.

* Playback Theatre York, facilitating an exciting event designed to
creativity and reflection around key conference themes.

* 'Inquiry networking' activities including opening and closing plenary
sessions and informal, open conversation sessions hosted by invited

* Social events including optional Peak District discovery tour in the
afternoon of Friday 27th June, following the close of the formal conference.

Information about the conference, including the programme of parallel
is available at:

The deadline for registration is FRIDAY 23rd MAY 2008.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference. If you have any queries,
please contact the conference email address,

Professor Philippa Levy, CILASS (Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the
and Social Sciences) and Department of Information Studies, University of
Sheffield. Contact: CILASS, University of Sheffield, Information Commons, 44
Leavygreave Road, Sheffield, S3 7RD. Tel. 0114 2225271.

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