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Teaching and Learning Conference and Drapers' Lecture 2017

Wednesday 25 January 2017, Octagon (Queens’ Building) and The People’s Palace, Mile End Campus

Teaching Excellence and Internationalisation

Poster

To view the lectures, workshops and photographs from the 2017 conference please visit the dedicated page on the ADEPT website.

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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.

Please scroll down for more information about the speakers and programme. If you have any questions please contact us.

Last year’s Teaching and Learning Conference Vox Pops from Gary Schwartz on Vimeo.

Plenary Lecture

Mr Chris Millwardmillward
Director (Policy), HEFCE

Title: Higher Education Reform 2.0: Quality, Competition and Choice

Abstract
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.

Biography
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.

Drapers’ Lecture

Dr Jo BeallJo Beall photo
Director Education and Society and Executive Board Member, British Council, UK

Title: Intellectual Property: Rights, Risks and Rebellions in International Higher Education

Biography
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.

Conference Programme

Time Venue Session
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

Chairs:

  • Professor Rebecca Lingwood, Vice-Principal (Student Experience, Teaching and Learning)
  • Professor David Sadler, Vice-Principal (International)
14:50-15:50 Parallel workshop sessions
Workshop 1 Skeel, People’s Palace Measuring Learning Gain: The TEF, Internal Uses, Cultural Sensitivities

Chairs:

  • Dr Darryn Mitussis, School of Business and Management
  • Robert Sherratt, Engagement, Retention and Success Team

Panellists:

  • Dr Darryn Mitussis, School of Business and Management
  • Robert Sherratt, Engagement, Retention and Success Team
  • Dr Sonia Ilie, LEGACY, University of Cambridge
  • Christina Perry, Law
Workshop 2 PP1, People’s Palace Teaching Excellence in International Contexts

Chair: Dr Eyal Poleg, School of HistoryPanellists:

  • Dr Ranjan Vepa, School of Engineering and Materials Science
  • Dr Shabnam Beheshti, School of Mathematics
  • Dr Eyal Poleg, School of History
Workshop 3 PP2, People’s Palace Co-creation and Developing Teaching

Chair: Dr Danë Goodsman, Centre for Medical Education

Panellists:

  • Dr Danë Goodsman, Centre for Medical Education, Mr Mark Murphy, Mr Shiv Sharma and Dr Richard Jeffries (current students and alumni)
  • Prof Anne Flanagan, Centre for Commercial Law Studies
  • Adam Sutcliffe, School of Engineering and Materials
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

Panellists:

  • Dr Jane Reid, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
  • Dr Helen Bintley, Bart’s and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Miranda Black, President of Queen Mary Students’ Union
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

Panellists:

  • Laura Edgar, Computer and Communications Law
  • Prof Susan Brundage, International Masters in Trauma Sciences Programme
  • Prof Ioannis Kokkoris, the Global MBA
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

For full details of the 2016 Conference programme along with abstracts, photos and videos Take a look here

Teaching and Learning Conference and Drapers’ Lecture 2015

For full details of the 2015 Conference programme along with abstracts, photos and videos Take a look here

Teaching and Learning Conference and Drapers’ Lecture 2014

For the full programme of sessions from the 2014 Conference
Take a look here

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
This year’s conference, with over 200 delegates in attendance, reflected on the challenges faced in a time of change in Higher Education, exploring the issues and priorities for the College and the Sector in an era of increasing competition, globalisation and technological transformation.
The opening address was delivered by the Principal and concentrated on transnational education and what this means for Queen Mary. The first Session showcased the innovations and bright ideas in Teaching and Learning that have been supported by grants from the Student Experience Investment Fund, Drapers’ Innovation Fund and other projects. The second Session concentrated on the major initiatives in train as the college positions itself in the new environment.
The Westfield Fund for Enhancing the Student Experience was also launched at the conference. This year, part of that grant will be dedicated to funding applications that come out of the “Bright Ideas” session. Bids are invited that seek to extend or develop ideas from the session, whether submitted by the presenters or by those that attended the session.
For further information and details on how to apply see The Learning Institute website http://www.learninginstitute.qmul.ac.uk or contact David Andrew (Manager of the Scheme) in the Learning Institute (d.andrew@qmul.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is the 29th of March 2013.
Annual Drapers’ Lecture

Martin Bean
This year, for the first time, the annual Drapers’ Lecture was combined with the conference as its final address. The lecture was delivered by Martin Bean, Vice-Chancellor of Open University. The title of the lecture was “MOOCs, Napster and the Tyranny of Conventional Wisdom: Where’s the Next Giant Leap for Higher Education?” Martin Bean explored some of the big opportunities for education – and the biggest obstacles to progress – as technology advances and pedagogy evolves.
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
Drop-In Sessions as an Effective Tool for Teaching and Learning, Paula Funnell, Library Services Part 1 & Part 2
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
QInterns, QProjects, QTemps – Queen Mary’s New Work Experience Hub, James Weaver, Careers and Enterprise Centre Part 1 & Part 2
Session C
iTunes U: a SEIF Project, Sam Brenton, Learning Institute
Audience Response System: Adoption and Diffusion. The SEF case, Guglielmo Volpe, School of Economics and Finance
3D Virtual Tools for Improved Learning in Tissue Engineering, Tina Chowdhury, School of Engineering and Materials Science Part 1 & Part 2
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

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