The HBS Learning and Teaching team aim to develop a culture of excellence in teaching, learning, innovation and assessment practices informed by research, business and professions in order to develop students with the knowledge, skills and attributes to succeed.
This Year’s Learning & Teaching Conference was all about ‘Embracing Change’ to reinvigorate your learning and teaching practices and promote innovative approaches. We were pleased to welcome some truly excellent contributions including our external speakers Ruth Drysdale from Jisc and Charles Knight from Edge Hill University Business School, as well as interactive sessions with UH and HBS colleagues who continually innovate to foster enquiry, critical thinking and inclusivity in our students.
This year’s conference held a strong focus on how students are changing and how we need to respond. As we enter the 4th Industrial Revolution, a world of artificial intelligence, algorithms and big data, these external changes are accompanied by a new type of student, who interacts in a very different way.
We’ve called this Student 4.0.
During the morning Ruth Drysdale will set the scene by discussing how changes in society impact higher education and will introduce us to Education 4.0 and the role technology plays meeting these students’ needs. HBS’s Maria Banks, Lynne Stevens and I will continue the theme with a focus on the links between TEF drivers and how we transform learners into professionals. The rest of the morning is packed with contributions from HBS colleagues on how to engage students via learning, teaching, innovative assessment and technology.
During lunch you will have the chance to network with your colleagues and to visit the foyer stands for practical hands-on help with teaching technology.
After lunch we welcome UH’s Lucy Bamwo and Non Scantlebury, who will reveal student views about digital skills and the use of technology in teaching. They will draw on hot off the press research from the Jisc Student Experience Survey. This will be followed by an exciting case study by the award winning Dr Charles Knight from Edge Hill University and how he has transformed his own teaching to respond to the diverse changes in the sector.
Our final HBS colleague contributions will be accompanied by tea and coffee. We’ll end the day with an informal Mingle with the Managers, over Strawberries and Cream.
We hope you enjoy this day packed with ways to enhance student achievement and transform their lives.
Associate Dean Learning and Teaching
See below for a link to the brochure and schedule of the day if you wish to plan ahead. See also below for other useful links and downloads.