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Oxford Brookes University International Teaching and Learning Conference 2024
Academic Ambition for Social Justice: the challenges and possibilities of leading authentic change in higher education
Wednesday 19 June 2024 online
Academic ambition for social justice encompasses our commitment to progress Higher Education’s role in creating a fairer, safer and more just society (Watermeyer et al, 2022). Integral to this ambition is the creation of a more inclusive, democratic and compassionate academy (Buitendijk, 2019).
Theme: Identities. Identities, or how we see ourselves and others, influence our attitudes, values, beliefs, and behaviours. Individual differences based on our identities, as well as intersections of those identities, are fundamental to understanding the success, or not, of the educational process.
In 1993, the first Improving Student Learning Symposium was held at Warwick University in the UK. From then until its end in 2012, it became 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 was to provide a forum which brought 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 were only accepted if they take a sufficiently scholarly, research-based approach.