Inaugural Lecture: Learning and Teaching Enhancement – Doing Things Better and Doing Better Things

11th Dec 2008 - 6:00pm

Edge Hill University

This inaugural lecture by Professor Mark Schofield focuses on challenges faced in effectively connecting teaching, learning and student success. It reflects Edge Hill’s vision as a ‘Learning-led University’ and our commitment to explore complexities in design for learning in modern higher education settings.

Given that emerging technologies are high on the agenda in 21st century universities, analysis of ways to maximise their potential impact on learning will also be shared. These reflect the activities of the University’s government funded Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (SOLSTICE), the Teaching and Learning Development Unit and the Centre for Learning and Teaching Research. The importance of research and evaluation in assisting us to go beyond the rhetoric of quality assurance will be emphasised as a vehicle for not only “doing things better” but also “doing better things”.

Professor Mark Schofield is Dean of Teaching and Learning at Edge Hill University and leads on the University’s strategy and policy development in teaching, learning and associated research. Starting his career as a primary and secondary school teacher, he went on to work with local education authorities’ advisory services and joined the University as a senior lecturer in Continuing Professional Development. He holds a visiting professorial chair at Leeds Metropolitan University and is Academic Director of Edge Hill’s SOLSTICE Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. His past work on research, curriculum design and eLearning has cemented firm international partnerships including the University of Johannesburg, the United States Air Force Academy and the international Distance Learning and Collaboration group (DLAC).

The schedule for the evening is:

  • 5pm: Arrival and pre-lecture drinks
  • 6pm: Lecture
  • 7pm: Buffet

For further information or to book your place, email Sharon Buckley at buckleys@edgehill.ac.uk.