Sheffield Hallam University’s annual Learning and Teaching Conference will take place on Thursday 29th June 2017 at our City Campus site. This year’s theme – The Quality Paradox: Creativity and Compliance in the TEF World – invites us to explore how the amplified drive to perform consistently well in the key metrics (student experience and outcomes) impacts on our teaching, learning and assessment practices. What does it mean to provide a consistently good student experience? It is possible to achieve consistency, whilst recognising and celebrating disciplinary distinctiveness and local contexts?
This year’s event begins with a timely keynote lecture by Professor Chris Husbands, Chair of the TEF panel. This will be followed by a Faculty Forum in which each of our four faculties will respond to the conference theme by discussing the main challenges to consistency in their specific contexts. This is a unique opportunity to make cross-disciplinary links and share solutions; we welcome an external voice.
The afternoon programme comprises more than 50 presentations from staff and students across the university, all aligned to the conference sub-themes. It includes research papers, flipped workshops and posters which showcase some of the excellent work being carried out by Sheffield Hallam staff. A draft programme can be viewed on the conference website.
The conference is open to all SHU staff and collaborative partner institutions, but we have reserved a number of tickets for colleagues from other institutions. There is a modest fee of £50 for external delegates.
Please note that the conference team is editing the website on a daily basis to upload abstracts and information.
Even if you are unable to join the conversation on the day there will be plenty of opportunities for you to engage with the conference. Follow us on Twitter: @SHU_AcDev #SHULT17
Dr Natasha Taylor SFHEA
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