Tuesday 4 February 2020, 9:30am to 11:00am
The Future of University Teaching: A Round Table on Changing Teaching Practices for a Changing World
With Charles Clarke (Former Education Secretary; Chair); Harald Braun (Reader in History, University of Liverpool), Richard Sandford (Professor of Heritage Evidence, Foresight and Policy, UCL), Emily Spiers (Lecturer in Creative Futures, Lancaster University), Alison Stowell (Lecturer in Organisation Work & Technology, Lancaster University)
If universities are to serve their local, regional and national communities as these develop into the mid twenty-first century, how can the HE professionals who work within them consciously bring about the radical change that is needed? This round table discussion explores the kinds of teaching practice and curriculum design needed in a world that requires ever more integrated skills and agile thinking from its citizens, whether as workers, carers, policy-makers or protesters. We will hear from four experienced interdisciplinary innovators how they have been re-modelling their institution’s offerings, and where this might take them next. We will share stories from across disciplines and faculty boundaries and explore how high-level aspirations for the future of universities translate into ground-level practices.