Category: 2021

Overview and Introduction

Welcome to the University of Gloucestershire’s Festival of Learning 2021! It is hard to believe a year has gone by since our last event, and the uncertainty we faced together then has remained with us rather steadfastly. What…

External Keynote Lecture – Professor Diana Laurillard

Monday 7 June, 10.30-11.45 Imagining the collaborative development of effective digital pedagogies Professor Diana Laurillard Abstract As we try to think through what counts as effective digital pedagogies we need an anchoring principle. We know a lot about…

Academic Exchange 1: Reimagining technology-enhanced higher education post-pandemic

Monday 7 June, 13.00-14.30 Recording of the Academic Exchange i. Storyboarded learning: flipped learning in a time of pandemic  Dai Jones (School of Natural and Social Sciences)  The global pandemic has hastened existing moves towards blended learning, but in…

Cultivating an inclusive LGBTQ+ environment

Monday 7 June, 15.00-16.00 LGBTQ+ Society, Students’ Union and PRIDE Network Abstract This session sees the student LGBTQ+ Society, the Students’ Union and the staff PRIDE Network team up to present a session on inclusive teaching for LGBTQ+…

Internal Keynote Lecture – YFP and Sport & Exercise

Tuesday 8 June, 10.00-11.15 Developing the Professional Practitioner: finding solutions amidst competing agendas Your Future Plan and School of Sport & Exercise Abstract From the Your Future Plan (YFP) team and School of Sport & Exercise, this keynote…

Academic Exchange 2: Reshaping our future graduates within and beyond the classroom

Tuesday 8 June, 11.30-13.00 Recording of the Academic Exchange i. What does it take to lead reimagined education? The Higher Education Leadership Qualities and Skills (HELQS) framework and the need to beat immunity to change  David Dawson (Business School)  This exchange introduces the…

Internal Keynote Lecture – EDI and Students’ Union

Tuesday 8 June, 14.00-15.15 Creating an Inclusive University Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and Students’ Union Abstract Our session will take you on the University’s journey to create a truly inclusive culture. Through sharing our stories we will not…

Lightning Presentations 1: Working in partnership to reimagine higher education and our future graduates

Tuesday 8 June, 15.30-17.00 Recording of the Lightning Presentations i. Who’s the expert?  Learning from school mentors as they share their expertise with aspiring teachers Colin Forster, Emma Howell and Tracey Wire (School of Education and Humanities) For…

Learning Innovation for Tomorrow: The LIFT Lab

Wednesday 9 June, 10.00-11.30 The University’s Learning Innovation for Tomorrow (LIFT) programme supports academic teams to develop university experiences that empower students to create more equal and resilient futures for people and planet not just profit, in the…

Lightning Presentations 2: Moving towards best practice in online teaching, learning and assessment

Wednesday 9 June, 11.45-13.15 Recording of the Lightning Presentations i. Experimenting with online teaching Mark Daman Thomas (School of Media) When the institution pivoted its teaching and learning online, I viewed this as an opportunity to try out…

PGR Virtual Poster Presentation Awards

Wednesday 9 June, 14.00-14.30 The research in an 80,000 word thesis would take nine hours to present. Our Poster Presentation Competition challenges our Postgraduate Researchers to create pre-recorded poster presentations to explain their research topic and its significance…

External Keynote Lecture – Professor Kay Sambell

Wednesday 9 June, 14.30-16.00 Reimagining assessment, reshaping futures: how might our assessment and feedback designs support learning for the longer term? Professor Kay Sambell Abstract This session suggests that we now have a vital opportunity to reimagine assessment…

Closing Remarks

Professor Jackie Labbe, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, shares her closing thoughts and thanks.