14 June 2017 – Oxford Brookes University

A satire on HEWhat a day. Inspiring conference. Thank you everyone. There is a Storify page here.

Brookes 2017 Learning and Teaching Conference (BLTC17) on 14 June 2017 focused on the impacts of working together in teaching and learning through four related perspectives:

  • Staff and student collaboration
  • Peer projects
  • Transnational partnerships and networks: Crossing boundaries and borders
  • Inclusivity and diversity

The themes are expanded here.

Our keynote speaker, Professor Richard Hall pried provocatively into The really open university: working together as open academic commons.

We invited reflections on working together in teaching and learning through staff and student lenses of:

  • experience
  • evaluation
  • research
  • participation
  • dialogue
  • community building

These reflections drew on collaboration at many scales and educational practices, particularly as it reflected learning. We were particularly interested in evaluation criteria and frameworks for understanding and explaining projects and initiatives at Brookes such as

  • Peer Enhancement of Teaching, Assessment and Learning (PETAL),
  • the Programme for Enhancing the Student Experience (PESE),
  • Teaching Excellence
  • Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL),
  • Teaching Excellence Awards, Fellowships, national and institutional
  • Graduate Attributes.

We are also interested in wider questions and domains, nationally and transnationally in respect to emerging key information sets and data around the

  • the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF),
  • the UK Professional Standards Framework (UK-PSF) for teaching in higher education,  and
  • other wider current initiatives in higher education.