Teaching and Learning Conference 2021

We are excited to announce that this year’s Teaching and Learning Conference will take place on Friday 9 July.

The full day conference will be delivered face-to-face (government guidelines permitting) as well as live streamed for everyone to view.

The conference will explore the theme of identity, asking Who Do We Want To Be?

Who Do We Want To Be?

The question of identity is as old as existence, but in the digital age it has arguably become more important than at any other time.

The higher education community is uniquely poised to consider how identity shapes the learning environment, not to mention the responsibility it has in helping to shape the identities of its learners.

This requires us to consider questions about who we are; neurologically, culturally, philosophically, administratively even. It also demands that we continue to form a vision – for learners, teachers and institutions alike – of who we want to be.

Call for Abstracts

We are looking for submissions from the higher education community and beyond on the subject of teaching and learning, especially those which engage with this year’s theme.

Abstracts are welcome from a wide variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives on this topic and especially in relation to the themes below:

  • The neuroscience of identity, teaching and learning
  • Identity politics and the learning environment
  • Learning theories around identity
  • Identity in the digital age
  • Institutional identity
  • Inclusion and exclusion in higher education
  • The changing identity of higher education

To submit an extract, please send your material to tlc2021@bil.ac.uk with the subject ‘Conference 2021 Abstract’.

Abstracts should show how your contribution relates to this year’s theme. Please provide a brief overview of the subject and your approach to delivery in 300 words and less.

We are looking for abstracts that address:

  • Context
  • Objectives of the session
  • Lessons
  • Delivery

We will consider abstracts that create a balance of ideas at the conference.

The deadline for abstracts is 30 April 2021.

For more information, please see our flyer.

Ticket information will be released very soon.