Flexible Learning Symposium

Flexible Learning Symposium

Overview

In a fluid, dynamic and global world, higher education systems cannot but exhibit flexibility and it is right that they should do so; equally it is crucial that we recognise and embrace different ways of thinking about flexible learning that reflect the influence of sometimes complementary, and sometimes competing, drivers and value orientations. Flexible provision has the potential to enhance student learning, widen opportunities for participation in higher education, and develop graduates who are well-equipped to contribute to a fast-changing world. The aim of this symposium is to bring together cutting-edge case study examples of effective efforts at imaginative educational innovation regarding flexible pedagogy at all levels of university operation.

The aims of this symposium are:

  • to provide an open and supportive environment within which to share and discuss contemporary practice-based programmes and initiatives in this priority area; and
  • to begin to craft a principled, and evidence-informed, approach to devising subsequent support and guidance for change(s) with regards to flexible learning in higher education.

Call for contributions

The HEA welcomes submissions outlining various approaches for the symposium.

Submissions can be subject specific as well as examples detailing wider institutional initiatives aimed at strategic and systemic change.

In no more than 500 words, please position your case study against one of the three core themes above by identifying the following:

  • What is the context of your study (discipline; generic issue; UG/PG; country(ies)?
  • What is (are) the central issue(s) your case study responds to within this theme?
  • What framework(s) have you used to help frame the issue?
  • What is the approach/process you have undertaken ?
  • What are the findings?
  • Can you outline the key messages from the work undertaken?
  • How might the findings of the case study be transferred to other disciplines/levels?    
  • How could this work be developed further; what are the next steps?

NB: Please be sure to include in your submission full contact and affiliate details for all contributors.

Submission Deadline date: January 20 2018

Submissions should be e-mailed to: flexible.learning@heacademy.ac.uk

Presenters will be eligible for a discounted delegate rate of £180.

Venue
Higher Education Academy
Event Schedule
Thursday, 15 March, 2018 - 09:30
Focus
Professional Learning Curve Level
Event Duration
7 hours
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Who should attend?

The symposia series is intended for anyone – managers and leaders, academic and support staff – with an interest in and/or responsibility for flexible learning in higher education at all levels. It will be a useful forum to encourage the exchange and dissemination of different ways of thinking about flexible learning.

The symposium will feature a keynote presentation, followed by themed sessions showcasing case studies from the sector.

Delegates will have the opportunity to learn from leading practitioners in the sector, debate priority issues and learn from cutting-edge initiatives on flexible learning.

 

Who is delivering the symposium?

The symposium will be facilitated by Dr. Sam Elkington, HEA Academic Lead for Assessment and Feedback, in partnership with experienced HEA Associates.

Venue Address
Innovation Way,
York Science Park,
Heslington,
YORK,
YO10 5BR,
United Kingdom
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