Thursday, 14 May 2009

The 17th Improving Student Learning (ISL) International conference

The 17th Improving Student Learning (ISL) International conference will be held on 7-9 September 2009
Imperial College. South Kensington Campus, London, UK

We hope that the theme for this symposium - 'for the 21st Century Learner'  - will challenge contributors to consider the rapidly changing landscape of university education - technology, massification, increased diversity of students and globalisation etc. 

Keynote speakers will be:

Simon Barrie,  Associate Director of the Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Sydney, Australia

Betty Collis, Emeritus Professor at the University of Twente, Netherlands  

David Kember, Professor in Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at the University of Hong Kong 

The major aim of the Improving Student Learning Symposia is to provide a forum which brings together those who are primarily researchers into learning in higher education and those who are primarily practitioners concerned more pragmatically with improving their practice, but from whichever starting point, papers are only accepted if they take a sufficiently scholarly, research-based approach.

This year we have contributors from the following countries: Sweden, Hong Kong, Yemen, Australia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Uk. A total of 35 papers will be presented at the conference and all participants, whether presenting papers or not, are invited to bring a poster presenting work they are doing which is concerned with improving student learning: research work which is 'in progress', issues you would like to discuss, practices you would like to share, and so on. 

Registration is now open. Full details can be found on our web site:


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