New Look Teaching & Learning in Higher Education Conference this Year
The theme of the 10th annual Teaching & Learning in Higher Education Conference in Durban this September is: “The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning: Advancing Teaching Innovation and Research Excellence in Higher Education”.
The Conference’s goal is to interrogate the artificial dichotomy between teaching and research.
Organised and hosted by the UKZN Teaching & Learning Office (UTLO), the Conference is an international gathering of academics and researchers who will showcase innovations, generate debate, theorise policy and practice, and explore opportunities and challenges associated with teaching and learning in Higher Education.
The event facilitates the dissemination of Higher Education and institutional research findings.
Keynote speakers and panellists include internationally renowned academics, some of whom will be visiting South Africa for the first time. Speakers include Professor Lee Shulman of Stanford University in the United States; Professor Brenda Leibowitz of the University of Johannesburg; Professor Sam Mchombo of the University of California in the United States; Professor Ayo Bamgbose of the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, and Professor Thabo Msibi from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
UKZN’s Dr Langa Khumalo will chair the plenary panel.
A re-envisioned conference format will be introduced over the next few years. Presentation styles include a combination of keynote addresses, paper presentations, poster presentations, workshops, special interest groups and panel discussions. Delegates can also expect a blend of cutting-edge academic debates and rich networking opportunities during the conference and social events.
‘The 10th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference will be quite different from what we’ve experienced in the past. We’ve coined the phrase the “flipped conference”,’ said Dr Rubby Dhunpath, the Director for Teaching & Learning and the Conference Chair and Convenor.
Online abstract submissions and conference registrations are now open. Authors and delegates are encouraged to submit abstracts and register early as space is limited. Sponsorship and publicity opportunities are also available.
More information on the Conference is available on the conference website: tlhec.ukzn.ac.za