Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Active Learning Conference

Active Learning Conference 11 & 12 September 2017 at Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus.

Afternoon of 11 September - pre-conference Master Classes in: SCALE-UP (Student-Centred Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies), Team-based learning (TBL) and TEAL (Technology-Enhanced Active Learning).
The main conference will be opened on 12 September by Professor Mike Sharples, Chair in Educational Technology Learning and Teaching Innovation, Open University, whose keynote address will focus on ‘Designs for Active Learning’. 
The conference will link Team-Based Learning at University of Bradford, SCALE-UP at Nottingham Trent University and Anglia Ruskin University’s active learning practices as part of a HEFCE Catalyst funded project to address barriers to student success, hence the main conference is free to delegates from HEFCE funded institutions, while there is a modest £100 fee for those from other institutions.
Conference aims:
·         introduce active learning approaches through master classes;
·         share good practice in using and embedding active learning approaches in the curriculum;

·         provide opportunities to learn new skills and techniques


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

FW: Digitally Engaged Learning Conference 2017 - Early Bird rate ends 1st August


Digitally Engaged Learning Conference 2017: Teaching Making/Making Teaching

Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 14 - 15 September 2017


Registration is open for DEL 2017, to be hosted at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 14-15 September 2017. For more information, visit the DEL 2017 website.


**Early bird rate ends 1st August**  


DEL (Digitally Engaged Learning) is an international conference exploring and evolving digitally engaged teaching and learning in art and design Higher Education. Themed 'Teaching Making/Making Teaching', DEL 2017 seeks to explore digitally engaged practices and processes of teaching, making and researching within the creative disciplines. By 'digitally engaged', we are referring to practices that are actively with, about or in digital tools and spaces.




This year there will be keynotes from:


·       Thomas Castro, Founder, Owner, Partner, Designer LUST/LUSTlab

·       Diana Arce Artist, researcher, and activist

·       UAL Futures student panel: Designing a Feminist Internet


For more information, visit the DEL 2017 website.


DEL 17 is an international partnership with Penn State University, Texas State University, The New School and the University of the Arts London.


General Enquiries: Claudia Roeschmann, roeschmann@txstate.edu

Wednesday, 5 July 2017





14 October 2017

Dr Lee Campbell, Lecturer in Fine Art, University of Lincoln, UK Lisa Gaughan, Director of Teaching & Learning and Principal Lecturer, University of Lincoln
Keynote: Fred Meller, Senior Lecturer, Performance: Design & Practice, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London

PROVOCATIVE PEDAGOGIES: PERFORMATIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING is an international conference exploring the possibilities of the emerging field of 'performative pedagogy' and its potential as useful and applicable to enabling learning across a range of artistic and possibly other disciplines.

We welcome submissions from individuals and groups across all creative disciplines who deploy pedagogic approaches with an emphasis on performativity to drive learning. We invite papers, provocations and practical demonstrations that showcase good practice of making positive usage of performative teaching and learning.

Submitting a proposal:
• We welcome proposals for 15-20 minute papers and practical workshops (to last up to 1 hour)

Please use the following format for proposals:
• Name, institutional affiliation, contact details
• Title of paper or workshop
• 250-word paper summary (max 1 page A4)
• 50-word contributor biography
• Send proposals as a Word doc by email to Dr Lee Campbell,
at: lcampbell@lincoln.ac.uk and Lisa Gaughan, lgaughan@lincoln.ac.uk

All abstracts will undergo a peer review process to ensure quality and relevance to conference theme and ambition.

Dr Lee Campbell Ph.D., is an artist, curator and lecturer in Fine Art at University of Lincoln. His practice plays with the parameters of contemporary art that draw attention to the performative and the participative within an art historical vernacular and explore how meaning is constructed through politics of space and the politics of artist articulated through visual and verbal languages. He has published extensively in the journals/books International Journal of Performing Arts and Digital Media, Performativity in the Gallery, Body Space Technology, PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research, and will publish in Scenario - Journal for Drama and Theatre in Foreign and Second Language Education, SPARK, and Journal of Pedagogic Development later in 2017. In August 2017, he has been invited to conduct a project at the Barbican Centre, London through their Creative Learning initiative to explore the relationship between performative pedagogy and vision impairment.

Lisa Gaughan is the Director of Teaching and Learning for the School of Fine & Performing Arts University of Lincoln. She has worked at the University of Lincoln for 12 years and taught across a number of Degree Programmes. She has a background in Community Theatre and Student Engagement initiatives. She recently led a project on Student's Engagement in Curriculum Design which she will be presenting on at the National HEA Conference in Manchester in July 2017.

Fred Meller's research interests lie in the process of making performance as a dialogical design practice. Specifically, how the principles and characteristics of Performance can be used to interrogate, explore and expand the nature of teaching and learning in the subject area. In particular, she has been researching disruptive pedagogy and relationships of power in teaching and learning and design practice.