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Teaching and Learning Conference

Date for the diary – Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2020

The annual DMU Learning and Teaching Conference has now been rescheduled to take place virtually on Friday 5 February 2021 titled 'The University of Tomorrow'.  This conference is for DMU Staff and Students.

Please click here for further information about the conference, including booking details and call for papers.

Learning and Teaching Conference 2019: Summary and Video

DMU hosted its annual Learning and Teaching conference titled ‘Student Engagement and Student Disengagement: Reasons, explanation and a way forward’ on 11 September 2019.  This conference which was held in our Hugh Aston Building attracted over 200 delegates from our Academic and Professional Services staff .

The conference is a chance for staff at DMU to meet and discuss the important issues confronting teachers and students through a wide variety of forums and perspectives.

Delegates enjoyed an action-packed day of workshops, poster displays and keynote talks exploring all things ‘student engagement’. Dr Alex Buckley, Senior Learning Enhancement Adviser, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow was the keynote speaker and he discussed the confusion about the concept of student engagement, and why that’s a problem for practice as well as policy. Pro Vice-Chancellor Academic, Professor Jackie Labbe outlined priorities for the current academic year and Dr Momodou Sallah, Director of Centre for Academic Innovation (CAI), provided an update on his ambitions for CAI and the opportunities the centre can open for rethinking pedagogy at DMU and supporting academics to implement innovative teaching practices. 

For further details on the Keynote Address, workshops and presentations please click here.

You can hear from all three speakers and catch highlights from the conference by watching the video below: