Each session is available along with resources and the Twitter feed from the day.
|09.30 - 09.45||Welcome.
Dr Ellen Buck, Director of Learning and Teaching
|09.45 - 11.15
Intentional Learning Design.
Dr. Alexandra Mihai is Assistant Professor of Innovation in Higher Education in the Department of Educational Research and Development, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University. Previously she worked as Learning Designer at University College London (UCL), Curriculum Designer at the Institute of European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and led the Centre for Teaching Innovations at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Alexandra has a strong background in e-learning, learning design and innovative teaching strategies. In her PhD she analysed in how far technology is used in teaching practices at European universities.
Looking back to one and a half years of teaching and learning in a pandemic, we need to take a moment to reflect on what we’ve learned and how we can integrate it in our educational offer in the future. The experience of the past months has shown that being more intentional in how we design and teach our courses can improve the learning experience considerably. This session will focus on the idea of intentional learning design, emphasising several core elements such as structure, teacher presence, communication, support and the role of technology beyond the covid-19 pandemic. The aim is to encourage reflection and discussion on how we can refine our learning design approach, both at course and programme level, to meaningfully use our resources and create a rich and inclusive learning experience.
|11.15 - 12.00||Research Findings and indications: the University of Suffolk Access and Participation Plan, 2020-2021.
Dr Reilly Willis, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, and Katie Tyrell, Research Associate
|12.00 - 12.30||Panel discussion, how can intentional design help us to ensure our learning and teaching supports our Access and Participation Plan targets?
Dr Ellen Buck, Dr Alexandra Mihai, Dr Reilly Willis, Katie Tyrell, Aaron Burrell.
|12.30 - 13.15||Break for lunch|
|13.15 - 14.45||
|14.45 - 15.15||Break for Coffee|
|15.00 - 15.30||Reflections on Practice, the Learning and Teaching Strategy and the year ahead
Dr Ellen Buck