Wednesday 25 January 2017, Octagon (Queens’ Building) and The People’s Palace, Mile End Campus
Teaching Excellence and Internationalisation
To view the lectures, workshops and photographs from the 2017 conference please visit the dedicated page on the ADEPT website.
The 2017 conference will explore the twin themes of teaching excellence and internationalisation, asking what the impact of the Teaching Excellence Framework might be at QMUL, what teaching excellence looks like for our institution in a range of international contexts, and how internationalisation in its many forms affects our teaching.
The Teaching and Learning Conference will feature a plenary lecture from Chris Millward, Director (Policy) at HEFCE, titled Higher Education Reform 2.0: Quality, Competition and Choice, and workshop sessions showcasing examples of best practice in teaching and learning from across QMUL’s three faculties. Workshop sessions will focus on the themes of teaching excellence and internationalisation. Winners of the 2015 Westfield Fund Awards for Enhancing the Student Experience and Drapers’ Fund for Innovation in Teaching will present posters, and delegates will be invited to vote for the poster they find most inspirational for their own work.
The conference will be followed in the evening by the eleventh annual Drapers’ Lecture. We are delighted that Dr Jo Beall, Director Education and Society at the British Council will be joining us to deliver the 2017 lecture, titled Intellectual Property: Rights, Risks and Rebellions in International Higher Education.
Registration, posters, lunch, coffee breaks and the wine reception will all be held in the Octagon (number 19a on the map). All talks will take place in People’s Palace (number 16 on the map). The entrance to the Octagon is marked with a red asterisk on the map. The route between the Octagon and People’s Palace is also marked in red. The accessible entrance to the Octagon and the accessible route between the Octagon and People’s Palace are marked in blue. All routes will be signposted on the day.
Title: Higher Education Reform 2.0: Quality, Competition and Choice
This session will explore the reasons for the Government’s higher education reforms, which are currently proceeding through parliament, and the key issues for universities arising from the reforms. In doing so, it will consider the effect of the reforms made to higher education finance in 2012 on universities and students, and with regard to key policy concerns such as widening participation. It will identify how the Teaching Excellence Framework is operating during its initial years, how it could develop into the future and how it could be situated within the broader regulatory landscape for higher education. It will also consider the implications for universities, disciplines and students of the separation of HEFCE’s current responsibilities for teaching and research between two new bodies: the Office for Students and UK Research and Innovation.
Chris oversees the Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange directorate. In doing so, he is responsible for harnessing HEFCE’s expertise on research, education and knowledge exchange to inform its funding to universities and colleges, and its advice to Government. Chris particularly leads on education and skills, including postgraduate policy and funding.
Before becoming Director in 2014, Chris served for five years as Associate Director, leading HEFCE’s relationships with universities and colleges in the North of England, and for two years as Regional Consultant for the East of England.
Chris joined HEFCE from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, where as Head of Research Programmes he was closely involved in its transition to full Research Council status in 2005.
Chris began his career in the Graduate School at the University of Warwick, then moved to work on international relations at the University of Edinburgh, and on research strategy and funding at the University of Durham.
Title: Intellectual Property: Rights, Risks and Rebellions in International Higher Education
Jo Beall is Director Education and Society and a member of the Executive Board of the British Council. A graduate of the London School of Economics, Jo’s past roles include Professor of Development Studies at the LSE and Deputy Vice Chancellor of University of Cape Town. She is a specialist in international development, international higher education and she has undertaken extensive research on cities in fragile and conflict situations. Her remit at the British Council is global and her academic research has taken her to Africa, Asia, and Latin America, with extensive periods of research in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, and South Africa. She has written numerous books and articles on a wide range of topics including governance and civil society, inclusive development, and cities and fragile states. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and the Royal Society of Arts and was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Open University.
|12:30-13:30||Octagon, Queens’ Building||Posters presented by winners of 2015 Westfield Fund for Enhancing the Student Experience and Drapers’ Fund for Innovation in Teaching
Registration, Lunch, Tea and Coffee
|13:30-14:45||Skeel, People’s Palace||Plenary lecture
Chris Millward, Director (Policy), HEFCE
Higher Education Reform 2.0: Quality, Competition and Choice
|14:50-15:50||Parallel workshop sessions|
|Workshop 1||Skeel, People’s Palace||Measuring Learning Gain: The TEF, Internal Uses, Cultural Sensitivities
|Workshop 2||PP1, People’s Palace||Teaching Excellence in International Contexts
Chair: Dr Eyal Poleg, School of HistoryPanellists:
|Workshop 3||PP2, People’s Palace||Co-creation and Developing Teaching
Chair: Dr Danë Goodsman, Centre for Medical Education
|15:50-16:20||Octagon, Queens’ Building||Break – Coffee and Tea|
|16:20-17:20||Parallel workshop sessions|
|Workshop 4||PP1, People’s Palace||Teaching Excellence and Innovative Practice
Chair: Dr Colleen Cotter, Dean for Taught Programmes, HSS
|Workshop 5||PP2, People’s Palace||Armchair Internationalisation? Maximising the Role of E-learning in Creating Global Communities of Study
Chair: Prof Maralyn Druce, William Harvey Research Institute
|Workshop 6||Skeel, People’s Palace||Curricula change through the QMUL Model
Chair: Dr Carole Davis, Head of Educational Development, CAPD
Panellists: Dr. Carole Davis, Dallas Alexandrou and academic colleagues and staff from Careers & Enterprise
|17:20-17:50||Octagon, Queens’ Building||Break – Coffee, Tea, Cake|
|18:00-19:15||Skeel, People’s Palace||Drapers’ Lecture
Dr Jo Beall, Director Education and Society, British Council
Intellectual Property: Rights, Risks and Rebellions in International Higher Education
Chair: Professor Simon Gaskell, President and Principal, QMUL
|19:15-19:45||Octagon, Queens’ Building||Wine Reception|
Teaching and Learning Conference Steering Group 2017
Dr Carole Davis (CAPD), Dr Steph Fuller (CAPD), Maria Hayfron-Benjamin (Institute for Health Sciences Education), Professor Joy Hinson (CAPD), Brett Lucas (CAPD), Dr Sarantos Marinakis (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences), Dr Fryni Panayidou (CAPD), Roz Stannard (Marketing and Communications), Dr Daniela Tavasci (School of Economics and Finance).
Teaching and Learning Conference and Drapers’ Lecture 2016
Teaching and Learning Conference and Drapers’ Lecture 2015
Teaching and Learning Conference and Drapers’ Lecture 2014
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Teaching and Learning Conference and Drapers’ Lecture 2013
“Bright Ideas, Building Futures: Teaching and Learning in Changing Times”Wednesday, 16 January 2013 The Bancroft Building, Mile End
|Programme Overview Including Recorded Lectures/Sessions|
|14.00 Opening Address: Transnational Education and its Place in an International Strategy for Queen Mary Professor Simon Gaskell, Principal|
|14.35 Showcase of QM T&L Innovations: Bright ideas (three parallel sessions)|
|Session A Arts-Based Inquiry and Practitioner Development – Participatory Dialogue through the Arts, Paul McIntosh and Louise Younie, Institute of Health Sciences EducationExploring the Potentials of Research and Writing, Sally Mitchell, Learning Development
Supporting Teachers with Research-Based Subject Magazines for Kids, Paul Curzon, Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
|Session B Introducing ‘with Industrial Experience’ into the SEMS Curriculum, James Busfield, School of Engineering and Materials Science
‘Active or Reactive? New Ideas for Undergraduate Mentor Training in PASS at Queen Mary.’, Debbie Andrews and Fathea Khanum, Marketing and Communications
Working with Alumni to Enhance Students’ Employability Skills, Alistair Owens, School of Geography
iTunes U: a SEIF Project, Sam Brenton, Learning Institute
The Development and use of eGAP, a Customised Software that Allows Graduate Attributes to be Embedded within the Curriculum, Brendan Curran, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Audience Response System: Adoption and Diffusion. The SEF case, Guglielmo Volpe, School of Economics and Finance
|15.40 Themed Sessions (four parallel sessions)
eLearning, Sam Brenton, Learning Institute and Warren Boutcher, Dean for Taught Programmes, HSS
Teaching Excellence and Professional Development, Susan Dilly, Vice-Principal, Teaching and Learning and Julia Shelton, Dean of Taught Programmes, S&E
The Doctoral College, Jon May, Deputy Dean for Research, HSS and Mike Watkinson, Deputy Dean for Research, S&E
Strategies for Retention, Nick Bryan-Kinns, Deputy Dean for Taught Programmes, S&E
|17.30 Final Address (Drapers’ Lecture): “MOOCs, Napster and the Tyranny of Conventional Wisdom: Where’s the Next Giant Leap for Higher Education?” Martin Bean, Vice-Chancellor, Open University|