Tuesday, 18 October 2016

FW: PedRIO "What is Teaching Excellence?" Conference - 22 November 2016 - REGISTRATION


In the light of the proposed UK Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), it is timely to consider what is meant by teaching excellence in higher education – and how it can best be measured.

The Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory (PedRIO) conference entitled "What is Teaching Excellence?" will take place on Tuesday 22 November 2016 at Plymouth University. It will explore opportunities and initiatives around enhancement, bearing in mind recent changes to legislation.  We are delighted to have two excellent keynote speakers with substantial expertise on this topic:

·         Nick Hillman, Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) will be speaking on Teaching Excellence and the Higher Education and Research Bill

·         Paul Ashwin, Head of the Educational Research Department at Lancaster University, will be speaking on Teaching Excellence; Unhelpful Myths and Productive Possibilities

·        Aimed at bringing together leading academics from across the UK and beyond, the conference themes include:


- Putting student research at the heart of the curriculum

- Enabling student learning

- Less teaching, more facilitation and mentoring?

- Teaching that transforms the student experience

The draft conference programme is now available and registration is open:


For any queries about the conference, please email pedrio@plymouth.ac.uk  




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