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Event Date : 30 Nov, 2018 12:00 AM - 30 Nov, 2018 11:59 PM

Summary :

Philosophies of Higher Education Teaching: Perspectives on Theory, Practice and Policy
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Edinburgh Branch Conference Details

Venue :
Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh
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Organiser :
Andrea R. English and Aline Nardo, andrea.english@ed.ac.uk

Keynote Speakers:

  • Merete Wiberg, Associate Professor, Aarhus University Contributor to the Special Issue “Imagining the Future University” in Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education
  • Amanda Fulford, Reader, Leeds Trinity University Co-editor of Springer book series on Debating Higher Education: Philosophical Perspectives’

This conference invites participants to consider pressing questions, which may include: Are current HE teaching reforms grounded in philosophies of education? Can philosophical positions on teaching in higher education contribute to greater understanding of the possibilities and limitations of current practice and policy? What aims and values should inform teaching as we look towards the future of Higher Education in the 21st Century?

The political landscape in many countries continues to affect the opportunities and challenges facing Higher Education teaching today. In particular, the conference is set against the background of international reforms in higher education teaching. These have in part focused on shifting teachers’ practices away from traditional lecture-style teaching - historically associated with higher education teaching - toward student-centred pedagogical approaches. The conference will consider the assumptions and implications of such reforms, in particular around the HE teacher’s task in facilitating students’ social learning, and the related development of students’ virtues, such as empathy and open-mindedness.

Call for Abstracts:

Send a 500 word abstract, title, and reference list (without author info); In your submission, please include a separate title page with: your name, affiliation, email and paper title.

Deadline: 15 Sep 2018. Send to email: 2018EdinConference@gmail.com

Dates/times: Friday, November 30, 9:15-17:00


(incl. registration, coffees/teas*)
*Delegates will need to book their own accommodations.

  • £20 standard
  • £17 registered teachers
  • £15 concessions (students/unwaged)
  • FOC student bursary recipient
  • Add Lunch: £10

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This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Academic Development, University of Edinburgh

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