Heriot-Watt Learning and Teaching Symposium 2021
June 7, 2021 – June 9, 2021
Strengthening Our Global Learning Community: Resilience in Action
Join us for a series of workshops, lectures, roundtables and tea-break conversations.
- Connect with colleagues.
- Share practice and experience.
- Be inspired by creative ideas in learning & teaching.
- Pause, take a breath and reflect on the past year.
This year our Learning and Teaching Symposium reflects on our strengths as a global learning community.
- How have we worked together to deliver teaching through this challenging year?
- What have we learned about supporting our students and putting wellbeing and care at the heart of our teaching?
- What do we want to hold on to and develop further from our experience of ‘pandemic pedagogy’?
Take the opportunity to explore resilience in action and share what really makes a difference as we work together to inspire learning.
Cafe Conversation: Assessment for Learning
Professor Kay Sambell (Cumbria University) has produced a suite of new resources especially for HWU on Assessment for Learning. She will be launching these at the Symposium through a Café Conversation event with Prof Sally Brown (Leeds Beckett) and colleagues from around HWU.
Monday 7th June 9.15am UK | 12.15pm Dubai | 4.15pm Malaysia
Keynote: Building Community Online with Equity and Care
Dr Maha Bali (American University in Cairo) will be leading an interactive session exploring how a pedagogy of care can be practically realised in our everyday interactions, learning activities and support for students.
Tuesday 8th June 8.30am UK | 11.30am Dubai | 3.30pm Malaysia
Keynote: Towards a Resilient University: What have we learned from Covid?
Professor Helen Higson (Aston University) will reflect on her experience leading institutional change through the pandemic, considering what makes a ‘resilient’ university, and asking us to reflect on what we wish to hold on to as we step into the recovery period.
Wednesday 9th June 9.15am UK | 12.15pm Dubai | 4.15pm Malaysia
In addition to our keynote sessions, we have a full programme of seminars, roundtables, lightning talks, video blogs and tea-break chats.
Guidance for contributors to the Symposium can be found here.
Booking and joining information
The Symposium is held on Microsoft Teams. Heriot-Watt colleagues can join the Learning and Teaching Symposium Teams site here.
Our keynotes are open to all, and can be booked via Eventbrite.