Themes

  • Background

    In 1993, the first Improving Student Learning Symposium was held at Warwick University in England. Since then it has become an established event on the international calendar, with up to 200 participants from over 15 countries at each conference. The major aim of the Improving Student Learning Symposia is to provide a forum which brings together those who are primarily researchers into learning in higher education and those who are primarily practitioners concerned more pragmatically with improving their practice, but from whichever starting point, papers are only accepted if they take a sufficiently scholarly, research-based approach.

    The title of this symposium, “Diversity and Inclusivity”, is of major importance currently, and papers are invited which address the theme under any of the following more specific headings:

    Themes

    1. Course and programme design
    2. Learning and teaching methods
    3. Assessment
    4. Skills development and lifelong learning
    5. Use of Communication and Information Technology (C&IT)
    6. Learning environments
    7. Supporting learners
    8. Implementing and managing change and innovation
    9. Institutional strategies
    10. Departmental strategies
    11. Staff development strategies