LALT Conference: Independent Learning
Call for Papers and Contributions:
Independent Learning Conference
Wednesday 14th November 2018
Isaac Newton Building
Following on from last year’s well received LALT Showcase: Education in a Digital Age, we are pleased to announce the upcoming LALT Conference.
“Published research and anecdotal evidence both highlight an increasing difference between A level study (often rigidly structured, didactic, and assessment focused) and University level study (students actively seeking out existing and creating new knowledge, its applications to real world problems). This poses serious problems for both new undergraduates and academic staff. Students who expect that university will be ‘School 2.0’ may feel dissatisfied with their education, and, as with all change, this may create stress that students (many of whom are living away from their families for the first time) may lack adequate coping necessary to deal with, leading to poor retention rates as students drop out, or negatively impacting the experience of students who remain in higher education. Even when students embrace the notion that their University career is all about the creation of new knowledge they may have to unlearn ideas that learning is a passive process about accumulating facts which are repeated in assessments. How do we help students to make the transition from these two radically different learning cultures?”
–Garry Wilson, Dean of LALT
Call for Papers/Contributions:
To express an interest in contributing to the event, please fill out the form.
This conference is an opportunity for staff to showcase their practice and research, and for students to make their voice and/or research heard with regard to independent learning at all stages of University level study. We welcome staff and students in any role to contribute to this event in a variety of ways, such as demonstrations, presentations and/or interactive workshops based on practice and research, both digital and non-digital. Joint contributions between staff and students are welcomed-to discuss your proposed contribution in more detail, contact the conference organisers, Samantha Harnin and Maeve O’Dwyer.
A special edition of the Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute Online Journal (IMPact) will feature work presented at the conference and we encourage colleagues to add their good practice to the LALT Blog Site and Resources Hub as appropriate.
In addition to contributions from staff and/or students, colleagues from the Library, Digital Education & Student Life, and IT will be running helpdesks to help attendees explore digital solutions to supporting learning.
Learning is integral to everything that we, staff and students alike, do at University. Share your good practice and research or just come along to pick up some top tips about how to enhance your learning.
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