LTC13 - Learning & Teaching Conference - University of Derby

Learning & Teaching Conference 2013

Learning & Teaching Conference 2013 Watch our Keynote Speaker - Professor Paul Trowler

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.

Posters from the Conference

Alexandra Partner - Raising aspirations through STEM activities in schools Celia Beizsley - The Futures Award
Julie de-Witt - Engaging students in end of year review meetings with personal t Libby Beck - I didn't know I could do that
LTA Conference Programme Michael Dunn - A survey of...
Peter Walker - We are bigger than we think and better than we know Sheena Bevitt - I get knocked down, but I get up again
Sue Morrison - Employability and Enterprise Hub  

Images from the Conference

What's Happening ...

23 March (10am - 12pm)

Using technology to support inclusive teaching practice

This session will provide you with an opportunity to understand the importance of inclusive learning and teaching practice and how technology can be used to support these approaches. The practical activities will enable you to gain experience of these technologies and the evaluation techniques which can be used to assess their accessibility.

For more information please view our dedicated webpage.