Call For Papers


This year’s Durham Learning & Teaching Conference builds on the success of last year’s inaugural conference, which showcased the wide range of innovative approaches to learning and teaching going on across the university. This year’s event will focus on student engagement and share, celebrate and discuss the diverse learning and teaching practices which are taking place across the institution. As last year, it is intended to be stimulating and inclusive, involving an even wider range of individuals, departments and relevant services

17839Contributions are invited to explore the many different ways in which students are being actively involved in the activities that lead to high quality learning and how we as academic staff shape our learning environments to enhance student engagement. This broad description encompasses a wide variety of innovative activities and incorporates the use of technology and digital pedagogy to enhance learning, as well as a wide range of other approaches.

The conference is aimed at all staff teaching, assessing and supporting Durham students regardless of role and will provide plenty of opportunities for informal dialogue and networking. All members of staff with an interest in learning & teaching as well as students are invited to attend the conference and make submissions. Submissions on a wide range of topics are welcome, sharing practices that have engaged students, smaller and bigger projects, as well as pedagogic research. Contributions which actively involve students as co-presenters are particularly welcome.

The keynote by Dr. Camille Kandiko Howson, Senior Lecturer in Higher Education, Academic Head of Student Engagement, Kings Learning Insitute, Kings College, London will be on student engagement.

Contributions on the following themes are particularly encouraged: student diversity and widening participation, internationalisation, research-led teaching, technology enhanced learning, supervising and supporting research students.

Contributions may take the form of:

  • Presentation (20 mins = 15 mins presentation, 5 mins discussion)
  • “Oral Bites” (Groups of 6 short 5 minute talks, with following 30 minute discussion) – individuals suggest one talk and we will group together. 

Key dates:

  • Call and Registration opens 3rd April 2017
  • Submission Deadline Extended Until 1pm 26th June 2017
  • Contributions Confirmed 19th July 2017
  • Registration Closes 7th September 2017
  • Conference 14th September 2017


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