Tuesday, 8 March 2022

Fwd: [JALT] University of Essex-Kaplan Online Symposium on Ecopedagogy / Learning & Teaching as if Ecology Matters

University of Essex-Kaplan Online Symposium on Ecopedagogy / Learning & Teaching as if Ecology Matters

You are cordially invited to attend the University of Essex-Kaplan Online Symposium on Ecopedagogy / Learning & Teaching as if Ecology Matters. Please register here and upon acceptance of your participation into this free-of-charge symposium, you will be sent a Zoom link one week prior to event. It takes place on Friday, 1 July 2022, 4 PM - 9 PM (SGT, UTC + 8). 

Registration: ESSEXKAPLAN2022

Visit our website to read the full announcement.

Journal of Applied Learning and Teaching


Thursday, 17 February 2022

Fwd: Invitation: Inclusive Curriculum Consultants seminar


We are excited to announce the second seminar of this spring's series with Tamara Reid who will talk to us about Inclusive Curriculum Consultants: Lessons learned from student-staff partnerships in curriculum development, design, and review on Friday the 25th of February from 1-2 pm.  


To register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inclusive-curriculum-consultants-tickets-269723549397 


The Inclusive Curriculum Consultant Programme allows students to be involved in the development of curricula, share their voices and perspectives.  Staff working in partnerships with the programme have the opportunity to work with and learn from a diverse student perspective leading to the review of teaching materials, and discussions of how a particular module or course can be redesigned and changed to be more inclusive and accessible to our diverse student body. 

In this talk, I will bring you on my journey of redesigning the programme and discussing my lessons learned and critical reflection from the last year of running the Inclusive Curriculum Consultants. Looking at issues of allyship, learned helplessness, evaluation, and partnership as empowerment.  

It is my hope that this talk provides you with some food for thought in relation to your own programmes. As well as providing us an opportunity to be discussing our journeys of becoming in student-staff partnerships. 

Tamara Reid, Inclusive Curriculum Consultants Programme Lead at Kingston University, will be joined by respondents Elantha Evans, Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Cities and Students as Co-Creators Academic Partner, University of Westminster, and Kyra Araneta, Student Partnership Research Assistant and Master's in International Relations Student, University of Westminster. 

We wish you a lovely day and look forward to hosting you on the 25th. 

Warm wishes,  


Dr Fatima Maatwk

Student Partnership Lecturer 

Centre for Education and Teaching Innovation


Organisations, Economy, and Society

University of Westminster 

309 Regent Street

London, United Kingdom, W1B 2HW


Email: f.maatwk1@westminster.ac.uk 

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WIHEA Seminar: Universities and Post Pandemic Digital Praxis - Critically Reframing Education and the Curriculum


This event will take place on Thursday, 7 April 2022, 2.00-3.30pm (via Microsoft Teams)

Framed by a consideration of Paulo Freire’s critical perspectives on technology, marginalisation and education as a liberating force, this interactive online seminar will explore the urgent need for a critical, post pandemic reframing of digitally-enabled education in the context of higher education as a public good. Drawing up on their own their recent and ongoing research focused on the concept of the digital university (Johnston, MacNeill and Smyth, 2019) the presenters will lead the seminar’s participants in reflecting on what can be learned from the pandemic if we want to challenge dominant neoliberal practices, and develop more hopeful and equitable post pandemic approaches to education and our use of digital technologies and spaces for learning and teaching.

The presenters will also articulate their own pragmatic response to the above, through exploring their model of the Digitally Distributed Curriculum which is centred around the values of praxis, public pedagogy and participation (Johnston, MacNeill and Smyth, 2021).

External Booking Form (warwick.ac.uk)

Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Fwd: International Digital Storytelling Conference - Call for papers

Dear colleagues,

I'd like to share the call for papers to this year's International Digital Storytelling Conference. (Disclaimer: I'm on the committee).

Digital storytelling is a thriving set of practices in education and there may be people in your networks that would welcome a chance to showcase the work they are doing.

Best wishes

Chris Thomson
Lead subject specialist - Digital Practice


Rise Up! Reconnect. Rebuild. Recreate

10th International Digital Storytelling Conference Monday the 20th of June – Wednesday the 22nd of June 2022 Loughborough University

UK Call For Papers and Presentation Proposals

We invite you to join us at Loughborough University, UK, in the coming Summer for an amazing gathering of digital storytelling professionals, academics, museum educators, students, community partners, and activists.

Under the umbrella theme of Story Work for a Just Future ,explored across our three-year programme of events, and in response to the current pandemic, for DST 2022 Rise Up! we are particularly interested in proposals with a focus on how our Story Work could help us and our communities Reconnect, Rebuild, Recreate.

To frame your ideas you could also consider (but not limited to) the following Re-words and use them as lenses through which look at context, content or practice:

  • Revive
  • Restore
  • Recover
  • Rewrite

All interested conference contributors are invited to share their work through six types of contributions, but we also welcome other formats.

Conference Formats:

  • Academic paper (15 minutes)
  • Workshop (45 minutes)
  • Roundtable discussion (45 minutes)
  • Short performance (to be defined on a one-to-one basis)
  • Artwork (to be defined on a one-to-one basis)
  • Video/Audio submission
  • Other: If you think you don't fit into one of these formats, please email us with your idea!

Submission guidelines & key dates

  • 250-word abstract to describe your proposal (please, specify which format)
  • Include a title, your name, email address, and affiliation if applicable
  • Submit your proposal via email to Saedstorytelling@lboro.ac.uk
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 27th February 2022

For further submission requirements and information on accommodation, please email the Storytelling Research Team at Loughborough University: Saedstorytelling@lboro.ac.uk

Conference website: http://dst2022.org
The main contact for the DST Conference 2022 in Loughborough is Antonia Liguori.

Thursday, 20 January 2022

Fwd: Save the date - 2022 International Forum for Peer Learning and Peer Support Zoom Online Event

Save the Date!

2022 International Forum for Peer Learning and Peer Support

Zoom Online Event

16th June 2022

 Hosted by: The International Academic Peer Learning Network and the European Centre for SI-PASS


The International Academic Peer Learning Network, and the European Centre for SI-PASS, are delighted to invite you to attend this online International Forum for Peer Learning and Peer Support on Thursday 16th June 2022. A call for proposals and presenters will be made in early February 2022.


Building on the highly successful online Forum held in January 2021, this promises to be another exciting event. At the last Forum we welcomed participants across several different time zones including from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Sweden, Turkey, UK, and the United States. Presentations and discussion forums included topics about moving peer learning online, building peer communities, the role of peer learning in widening access and transition to university, and developing student resilience and wellbeing.


Through attending this 2022 Forum event, you can join like-minded practitioners and students for stimulating virtual debates and discussions about many aspects of peer learning and peer support. It will be an opportunity to reflect on what has worked well this year, and what some of the challenges have been, in online and hybrid learning and teaching environments.


Please save the date and consider submitting a proposal to present a pre-recorded session on an aspect of peer practices, or a live workshop which enables delegates to develop particular skills or insights. More details about the format will be available soon.


We look forward to seeing you in June!


Best wishes on behalf of the Forum Organisers:

Lise-Lotte Mörner, Catherine McConnell, Dave Lochtie, Amanda Pocklington.

Kind regards,

Dave Lochtie
U.K. Advising and Tutoring Chair
International Academic Peer Learning Network Co-chair
Operations Manager, Personal Learning Advisory Service, The Open University

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