8th EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING CONFERENCE
Keynote: Dr Simon Bates, Academic Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at the University of British Columbia, Canada
King’s Learning Institute would like to invite you to participate in the 8th Excellence in Teaching Conference to be held at the Strand Campus of King’s College London on Monday 16th June 2014. Recognising that the roles and responsibilities of teachers and their students in universities are shifting significantly, our aim in this conference is to refocus on what it now means to be a teacher. While the role of students in shaping their learning experience is expanding, the dominant discourses of teaching quality can increasingly promote a normative and instrumental model of what excellent teaching should be. In this year’s conference we want to explore how inspiring teachers understand and bring their whole identity to the contemporary classroom, virtual as well as physical, with an emphasis on reclaiming teaching as an art not just a craft. An ongoing theme of the annual conference is how technology enhanced learning (TEL) is also innovating academic practice. Possible topics that could contribute to research vibrancy in TEL are evaluating the impact of learning technologies on staff and student identities, the enhancing of digital literacies and the innovating of practice using learning technologies. We would like to invite you to consider what teaching and learning can look like when we seek to embrace the values of imagination, individuality, innovation and risk-taking as teacher?
To submit a contribution: Full call for contributions attached with submission form.
Deadline: 5pm Friday 14th March 2014
PA to the Director Professor Paul Blackmore/Institute Administrator
King's Learning Institute
King's College London
57 Waterloo Road
Tel: 020 7848 3905