UEL Learning & Teaching Symposium 2021 – ‘The View from the Other Side’ – Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals - Learning and Teaching Symposium 2021 16th September

The Call for Proposals for our annual Learning & Teaching Symposium at University of East London (UEL) is now open. The 1-day event will take place on Thursday 16th September 2021 and will take place entirely online via Microsoft Teams.  

This year’s symposium is designed to showcase your scholarly approaches to learning and teaching and has the following four main themes:  

1. Engagement, Retention and Success  

What are the dilemmas we face in meeting the needs of every student in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world? How can we explore the discontinuities of first-person experiences in higher education? What role does digital equity play in student engagement, retention and success? What is the interplay between modes of teaching such as Hyflex or Dual Delivery and student success?

2. Coaching and Mentoring  

How can coaching and mentoring strategies develop and support learners in higher education? What has a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis revealed about learning and teaching in your context? How do we coach and provide support to colleagues in times of difficulty?  

3. Beyond Adversity  

What have we learnt from the adversities we have faced in recent times? How can we support students to move beyond the adversities they face? What the next steps we need to take for building resilient students and institutions of the twenty-first century? What are the elements of distance teaching that have worked well and that we should consider taking forward?     

How can we prepare students to flourish an ever-changing world of work? Which direction should a careers-focused higher education take post-pandemic? How we mentor our students for mindful leadership?  

The conference will feature morning and afternoon keynote sessions in addition to parallel sessions of related papers organised into thematic panels. We are now inviting abstracts for submissions for a 15-minute research-based or practice-based presentation, which must be interactive, purposeful and practical.  

Please complete this form by Friday 16th July 20215pm (UK time).