Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Call for registration and poster presentations

Every day those teaching in Higher Education make decisions about how best to help students learn; but on what data are these decisions based?  The goal of the symposium Higher Education in the Gulf: Research insights in learning and teaching is to provide a forum for research on learning and teaching in Gulf universities and colleges, and to stimulate research in this area.

The symposium on Thursday 18 March at Zayed University, Dubai will include plenary talks and workshops by leading local and international researchers; and we also welcome submissions for poster presentations from faculty and staff in the Gulf region.

To register for the symposium, please click here. 

Plenary talks:

Threshold Concepts, Troublesome Knowledge and Disciplinary Expertise  – Prof. Patrick Carmichael, Professor of Educational Research, Liverpool John Moores University, UK.

Learning Styles of students - Dr. Tofi Rahal, Zayed University.

Transferable Skills for university students – Dr. Michelle McLean, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University.

Poster presentations: 

If you would like to present your research on learning/teaching in a Gulf university/college, please first register for the symposium, then log in to your personal web page on the symposium site, and click Proposal on the left-hand side.  The deadline for poster presentation proposals is 31 January, and selected presenters will be informed by 12 February.  Selected poster presentations will be eligible to be written up for a special issue of the refereed online journal Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf perspectives


In the afternoon session, participants will opt for a workshop with one of the plenary speakers, in which they will be able to discuss how to apply insights from the morning session to their own work in a Gulf context, and how to gather their own data for possible future publication.

To keep informed of further information, please check this site regularly, and/or click "Follow" on the right-hand side of this page.

Questions and comments: David "dot" Palfreyman "at"

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