Talking Teaching across the Globe

This popular webinar series brings together Oxford Brookes staff (and invited colleagues from across the sector) to discuss and explore inspirational practice in teaching and learning. The series provides an opportunity to keep abreast of developments in the way we create effective student learning environments. Each webinar or workshop offers the opportunity to share practice, ask questions and consider ways to enhance your academic practice.

Throughout the 2022/23 academic year, we will focus on educational leadership:

We started the year with a focus on the way institutions, programme teams and individual programme leaders could bring Lawrence, Morón-García and Senior’s ‘Manifesto for sustainable programme leadership’ (2022) to life within their institutional contexts and, in so doing, establish programme leadership as ‘central to a contemporary academic career’ (Lawrence, Morón-García and Senior, 2022).

You can access presentations by following links at the bottom of this page.

We will continue to offer perspectives on this in the New Year and then continue by looking at the way educational leadership can be effectively practiced and supported in contemporary HE.

We welcome contributions from external and internal colleagues, so get in touch via if you are interested in contributing.

Facilitating and Leading Educational Change in the Netherlands

Tuesday 28 March and Thursday 30 March 2023, 12.00pm - 12.50pm

  • Alexia Luising is an Educational Advisor at the Technical University of Delft and co-leads the Educational Leadership programme that takes participants from TU Delft, Leiden and Erasmus MC. Her disciplinary background is architecture and the built environment.  
  • Joni Reef is an Assistant Professor of Criminology and a Research Fellow at the Department of Criminology, Leiden University.
  • Sam Riedijk, PhD, medical psychologist and Assistant Professor at the Erasmus MC department of Clinical Genetics.

Part 1: Tuesday 28 March 2023, 12.00pm - 12.50pm - Facilitating Educational Change in the Netherlands

The educational leadership programme under discussion is organised by three Dutch universities. It aims to facilitate the development of the leadership skills of academic staff. Alexia will talk to us about the way she works with academics on this programme and how they foster a learning environment to develop these skills. Joni and Sam will share their experiences as participants and reflect on what helped them in this learning journey which resulted in two inspiring innovation projects.  

Part 2: Thursday 30 March 2023, 12.00pm - 12.50pm - Leading Educational Change in the Netherlands

The companion session focuses on leading educational change. Moving on from the discussion about the development of leadership skills Joni & Sam will recount how they have become educational leaders and are a driving force behind  educational change in their institutes. And they are also curious about you: how can you link what they share to your own context? 

Previous webinars this year