Regional Learning and Teaching Conference
Celebrating Innovation, Opportunities and Inspirations in Learning and Teaching
University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College and Limerick Institute of Technology are delighted to open the call for registrations for the regional conference in learning and teaching.
The theme of the conference is Celebrating Innovation, Opportunities and Inspirations in Learning and Teaching and will take place online 14th May. The programme of events is varied to include an opening keynote by Dr Helen King, University of the West England, a plenary session with our recent regional teaching excellence award winners, a student panel and a series of very interesting and innovative talks. The conference event is complemented by a series of recorded talks, which will be posted daily during the week commencing 17th May.
The week will culminate in an online event on May 21st, hosted by the institutional Presidents, to acknowledge this year’s Regional Award Winner and shortlisted candidates.
This has been an extraordinary year. Many of us have been working in isolation and yet we have been able to come together in new ways. Things have happened in our teaching that wouldn’t have happened before. Things have happened that couldn’t have happened before. This keynote is an opportunity to share, celebrate and learn from what has worked well and from what didn’t go quite as we intended, and to consider what all this has meant for our professional learning and the development of our expertise as teachers in higher education.
Dr Helen King’s career in educational development spans over two decades and has included leading roles in UK-wide learning and teaching enhancement projects and organisations, as an independent consultant collaborating with colleagues in the UK, USA and Australia, and institutional roles (currently, Deputy Director of Academic Practice at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK). She has broad interests across a range of learning, teaching and assessment themes but her particular passion is in supporting colleagues’ professional development. Her current research is exploring the characteristics of expertise in higher education teachers. She holds a Senior Fellowship of the Staff & Educational Development Association (SFSEDA), a National Teaching Fellowship (NTF), is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA), and an Honorary Associate Professor with the University of Queensland.