Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference 2011 Engaging learning through graduate attributes: staff and student perspectives

Held on Wednesday 29 June 2011 at Harcourt Hill Campus

The Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference is a place where innovation, creativity and alternative perspectives on teaching are openly exchanged. It is both a conference and an exhibition of current projects.

The conference is open to the Brookes learning community, and explicitly welcomes student and learning support staff involvement. The overall theme is engaging with graduate attributes. These attributes are a cornerstone of the new Strategy for Enhancing the Student Experience (SESE, 2010) and are becoming more explicit in the programmes we offer. The Brookes graduate attributes defined in the SESE are: Academic literacy, Research literacy, Critical self-awareness and personal literacy, Digital and information literacy, and Global citizenship.

The rich and varied programme included a keynote talk by Jude Carroll on why and how we might raise the game in our internationalisation endeavours. Other themes running through the conference demonstrated our concerns for feedback and assessment, as well as an array of responses to the role of technology in higher education - including a formal debate organised by a set of colleagues from Health and Social Care. 

A collection of best papers will be published in Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching (BeJLT).

To get a flavour of the conference experience, take a look at our 2010 Conference where we concentrated on Building Networks, Partnerships and Communities.