Monday, 10 December 2012

Storyville: Exploring narratives of teaching and learning

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The Higher Education Academy’s Second Annual Arts & Humanities Conference


Storyville: Exploring narratives of learning and teaching

The HEA’s Second Annual Arts & Humanities Conference

Thistle hotel, Brighton

29–30 May 2013

At the heart of the Arts and Humanities disciplines sit stories – stories which create and recreate worlds, distant and present, stories which inspire and engage, stories which grow imaginations and expand what is thinkable.

Stories are everywhere, and our second annual conference seeks to explore the intersections between narrative and learning and teaching by considering:

• the narratives of how we teach – our stories as educators;

• the narratives of how our students learn – travelogues from the student journey;

• the narratives we teach – our subjects and (inter)disciplinarity;

• the narratives we teach by – pedagogies and methodologies, academic identities, research-based teaching and teaching-based research;

• the narratives we teach within – policy, dominant media narratives, student expectations informed by Key Information Sets and the National Student Survey;

• the narratives we (co-)create – the impact of the Arts and Humanities, the experience and memories of our students, students as partners.

As stories have the power to ‘reveal meaning without committing the error of defining it’ (Hannah Arendt) we welcome poster, paper and workshop proposals on any aspect of teaching and learning in the Arts and Humanities within the broad theme of ‘narratives of learning and teaching’. We have also introduced wildcard sessions, for you to create your own conference format – wildcards come in slices of 15 minutes, 90 minutes and 3 hours.

For more information please visit the conference website at

Call closes: 21 December 2012.

Please share this message with colleagues who may be interested.



Dr Jennie Osborn

Academic Development Officer (Resources, Seminars and Events), Arts and Humanities


M +44 (0)7720968838            Skype jennie.osborn1      

The Higher Education Academy, Innovation Way, York Science Park, Heslington, York, YO10 5BR – Twitter@HEAcademy


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