Educational Development Unit

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SHIFT 2018: Annual Conference of Learning, Teaching & Assessment

Greenwich Maritime Campus, Queen Anne Court
Educational Development Unit, University of Greenwich, Queen Anne Court 265, Greenwich Maritime Campus, Park Row, London, SE10 9LS, UK

5 January, 2018

Friday 5th January 2018

Greenwich Maritime Campus, Queen Anne Court

Our annual conference of learning, teaching and assessment is now into its 11th year.  As ever, the title of our conference series -SHIFT- reflects the changing HE landscape and, in particular, the impact of the TEF, the impending subject level ratings and the introduction of an Office for Students. This regulatory framework and competitive market environment will inevitably pitch universities against each other, sharpening the focus of what we do inside and outside our classrooms and laboratories (physical and virtual). Irrespective of these drivers and the controversies surrounding the reliability and fairness of the metrics used, SHIFT promotes and celebrates good teaching and the annual conference is an excellent opportunity to disseminate your work.

As in previous conferences, SHIFT 2018 will allow us to reflect on our own development needs and career aspirations as we start the new spring term. The UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) promotes a scholarly approach to teaching and learning and the Greenwich Research into Pedagogy (GRIP) strand of the university’s Research Strategy encourages us to research our practice. Preparing or attending a presentation for this conference goes a long way to evidencing those aspects of academic life; sharing is good for the soul AND the career (and can contribute to a GOLD application and career pathway.)

Led by the EDU and supported by the university's Teaching Fellow Network, the conference this year intends to address some or all of the key themes through its keynote presentations and parallel sessions.

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SHIFT 2017: Annual Conference of Learning, Teaching & Assessment

Greenwich Maritime Campus, Queen Anne Court
Educational Development Unit, University of Greenwich, Queen Anne Court 265, Greenwich Maritime Campus, Park Row, London, SE10 9LS, UK

6 January, 2017

You are warmly invited to attend our annual one-day learning, teaching and assessment conference which, this year, celebrates its 10th anniversary.

The title of our conference series, SHIFT, ironically, remains remarkably stable and this year we witness the introduction of the Higher Education and Research Bill and the Teaching Excellence Framework.

These new regulatory frameworks and competitive market environment will pitch universities against each other, sharpening the focus of what we do inside and outside our classrooms and laboratories (physical and virtual). To help us in our deliberations, we are delighted that this year’s keynotes will be given by Professor Graham Gibbs and Dr Adam Unwin.

SHIFT has always reflected our response to meeting challenges, enabling us to engage in professional development and share effective practice, innovative pedagogies and celebrate successes.  As in previous conferences, SHIFT 2017 will allow us to reflect on our own development needs and career aspirations as we start the new spring term. The UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) encourages us to be scholarly in our approach to teaching and learning -  preparing or attending a presentation for this conference goes a long way to evidencing that aspect of academic life; sharing is good for the soul AND the career (and will contribute to a GOLD application.)

Developed by the university's Teaching Fellow Network and Educational Development Unit, our learning and teaching conference this year intends to address some or all of the key themes through its keynote presentations and parallel sessions.

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