Learning & Teaching Conference 2013
On 4 July 2013, LEI hosted the University's largest ever annual Learning and Teaching Conference: "Raising aspirations in a time of change", with over 270 delegates attending at the Buxton Campus. Professor Paul Trowler, Research Director in the Department of Educational Research at the University of Lancaster, provided a stimulating keynote: "Great Expectations in Hard Times (with apologies to Dickens)".
There was a variety of presentations, workshops, discussion groups, posters and demonstrations from colleagues across the University as well as an LEI Exhibition highlighting a number of our key University projects and initiatives. For the first time, this year, the conference included a series of LTA Masterclasses designed to share current best practice, which were co-presented by academic staff showcasing their work with colleagues from LEI.
The event concluded with a lively panel discussion, "Realising Aspirations: Next Steps" involving Professor Paul Trowler, Professor Philip Plowden (Pro Vice Chancellor), Dr Ruth Ayres (Dean of LEI), Professor Des Hewitt and Adam Wilson (BA (Hons) Business Management student) taking questions from the audience.