Brookes Learning and Teaching Exhibition and Conference 2021

The Art of the Possible: Re-imagining Learning and Teaching in Covid-shaped Times

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Brookes Learning and Teaching Exhibition and Conference Schedule, Wednesday 16 June to Friday 25 June 2021

Wednesday 16 June, Virtual exhibition opens
Thursday 17 June, Conference day (view the full Conference programme)
Friday 18 June, Faculty Friday (faculty-led staff development)
Monday 21 June to Friday 25 June, Exhibition remains open with lunchtime events


Welcome to the Brookes Learning Teaching Exhibition and Conference (BLTEC) for 2021. We are delighted to invite you to join us this year as we explore how staff and students have been teaching and learning during the last year. We have some fantastic keynotes on the conference day (Thursday 17 June) to get us thinking more about staff-student partnerships and academic advising going forward. We will also have workshops and short sessions designed to give you all opportunities to network and visit rooms in the virtual exhibition with your very own specialist room guides.

We will be using the virtual conferencing platform Hopin, to which you will receive a direct link when you register. Hopin allows you to move between sessions, chat and network all within one virtual space. As close to the ‘real thing’ as we can get, but with the bonus of your own tea, coffee and lunch! You will be encouraged during the day to connect with your fellow conference attendees during the timetabled sessions and networking spaces, take breaks and engage with the virtual exhibition. The Conference does not end there! In the week 21-25 June, you are invited to sign up for some short sessions hosted by some of the exhibitors from the virtual exhibition to discuss more with them and other exhibitors from the ‘exhibition rooms’ about their practice.

BLTEC 2021 is in itself reimaging the Art of the Possible and an opportunity to pause, review the last year and look forward to the next year and review what practices we can take forward with us in 2021/22.

From the Brookes Learning and Teaching Committee.

Exhibition: Wednesday 16 June to Friday 25 June

The virtual exhibition will open on Wednesday 16 June and you will be able to explore the different exhibits celebrating their experiences of learning and teaching over the last year. ‌Like‌ ‌all‌ ‌good‌ exhibitions,‌ ‌it‌ ‌will‌ ‌run‌ ‌for‌ ‌more‌ ‌than‌ ‌just‌ ‌a‌ ‌day,‌ ‌and‌ ‌it‌ ‌will‌ ‌leave‌ ‌a‌ ‌legacy‌ ‌web‌ ‌presence‌ ‌that‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌long-term‌ ‌reminder‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌vitality‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Brookes‌ ‌learning‌ ‌community‌ ‌in‌ ‌2021.‌

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Conference: Thursday 17 June

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Summary Conference Programme

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08.30 – 09.00

Virtual coffee and networking

09.00 – 12.00

Morning session

09.00 – 09.15

Welcome and Introduction – BLTEC Committee

Opening – Professor Anne-Marie Kilday, Pro Vice-Chancellor Student and Staff Experience

09.15 – 10.10

Morning Keynote:

From transaction to partnership: re-energising curriculum co-creation through student-staff partnership

Dr. Tai Peseta and Alex Donoghue, Sameer Hifazat, Shivani Suresh & Jen Alford, 21C Transforming Curriculum, Learning Futures, Western Sydney University, Australia

10.10 – 10.30

Morning virtual coffee break

take your coffee around the exhibition and come back for the morning sessions

Option 1:

10:30 -12:00

Workshop: A Pedagogy for Learning and Teaching Differently Through Critical Management Education, Professor David Knight and Dr Guy Huber, (OBBS)

Option 2:

10:30 -11:15

Special Interest Group: Staff-student partnerships at Brookes – Art of the Possible, Professor Jackie Potter (OCSLD) and Andrew Pedersen (Students Union)

11:15 – 12:00

Guides and Networking in Exhibition Rooms

12.00 – 12.45

Lunch Break

(take your lunch around the virtual exhibition and come back or the afternoon session)

12.45 – 16.00

Afternoon session

12.45 – 13.40

Keynote: Advising Reimagined – Building Advising Pedagogy in a Post-Covid World. 

By Dr. Emily McIntosh, Middlesex University, UK

Option 1:

13:45 – 15:15

Workshop: Academic Advising during Covid: What do we do when we can’t meet face to face?, Cathy Malone (OCSLD)

Option 2:

13:45 – 14:30

Special Interest Group: Thinking space to talk about interdisciplinarity, led by Lucy Turner (School of Arts, TDE)

14:30 – 15:15

Guides and Networking in Exhibition Rooms

15.15 – 15.30

Afternoon virtual tea break

(take your afternoon tea and cake around the exhibition and come back for the final session)

15.30 – 15.50

Staff and students: share your questions on student engagement and contribute to an exciting new staff-student e-zine – Professor Jackie Potter and Kat Kwok (OCLSD)

15.50 – 16.00

Closing remarks and the virtual exhibition – BLTEC committee

Close- Professor Jackie Potter, Professor of HE Learning and Development, Head of Educational and Staff Development and Deputy Director of Human Resources

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