2020 SOLSTICE and CLT Conference

The SOLSTICE and CLT Conference sessions will run as two parallel strands over two days, Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th June 2020.  This conference attracts presenters and delegates from a wide range of roles within teaching and learning both from the UK and internationally.  For the past 14 years, this well-established conference has consistently offered excellent professional development opportunities and we often receive feedback about how useful the sessions and networking have been.  There is a relaxed and friendly vibe at the conference and we take pride in ensuring that all of our delegates are given a warm welcome to our award winning campus.  We are delighted that so many of you value the SOLSTICE and CLT Conference so highly and include it in your diary every year.  We always enjoy meeting new faces too!  So, if you would like to join us for professional development, networking, food, drinks and refreshments, and sunshine (hopefully), then please book your place and we look forward to seeing you in June.

Themes

SOLSTICE Themes:

  • Creative deployment of technologies to enhance the student experience
  • Getting the best our of the VLE
  • Adding value to large group teaching using technology
  • Creative use of technologies in the classroom
  • Electronic assessment and feedback
  • Student induction into HE and the role of technology
  • Going beyond PowerPoint
  • Technologies and formative assessment
  • The role and use of online classrooms
  • MOOCS and developments in online course structures
  • Approaches to enhancement of learning, teaching and assessment
  • Postgraduate learners and learning
  • Technologies and internationalisation of the student experience
  • Lecture capture
  • Inclusive technologies
  • Evidence-based practice, pedagogic research
  • Simulation – from Classroom to Cyber Space
  • Learning Analytics – Pros and Cons
  • Others of topical interest

CLT Themes:

  • Student induction and transitions
  • Implications of post-16 curriculum changes re planning for induction and transitions
  • Making the first year experience a success
  • Assessment for learning
  • Retention focused practices
  • Adding value to large group teaching
  • Enhancing employability
  • Skills and information literacy
  • Academic writing
  • Teaching and supporting international students
  • Leading change in the teaching and learning arena
  • Internationalisation and international students’ experiences
  • Feedback
  • Emerging challenges and improving student success
  • Education for sustainable development
  • Peer mentoring
  • Inclusive practices
  • Personal tutoring
  • Evidence-based practice, pedagogic research
  • TEF and teaching excellence – lessons learned and next steps
  • REF 2021 – Implications for Learning and Teaching Research
  • Eliminating contract cheating
  • Others of topical interest

Guest Speakers

Confirmed so far…

Prof. Sally Brown

Prof. Sally Brown

  @ProfSallyBrown

Sally's biography

Professor Sally Brown is an Independent Consultant in Learning, Teaching and Assessment and Emerita Professor at Leeds Beckett University where she was, until 2010, Pro-Vice-Chancellor. She is also Visiting Professor at Edge Hill University and formerly at the Universities of Plymouth, Robert Gordon, South Wales and Liverpool John Moores and at Australian universities James Cook Central Queensland and the Sunshine Coast.

She holds Honorary Doctorates from the universities of Plymouth, Kingston, Bournemouth, Edinburgh Napier and Lincoln.

She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) Senior Fellow and a National Teaching Fellow.

Prof. Phil Race

Prof. Phil Race

  @RacePhil

 

Dr. George Roberts

Dr. George Roberts

  @georgeroberts

 

Sue Beckingham

Sue Beckingham

  @suebecks

 

Prof. Peter Hartley

Prof. Peter Hartley

  @profpeterbrad

 

Mark Childs

Mark Childs

  @markchilds

Proposals & Abstracts

Call for Proposals – now open

2020 SOLSTICE and CLT Conference Proposal Form

Proposals Information and Instructions

Deadline: Wednesday 25th March 2020 (Midnight)

The call for proposals is now open.  We welcome proposals for presentations, workshops, posters and “PechaKucha” presentations.  Proposals should be a maximum of 300 words and must be submitted via the online form.  Please read the ‘Information and Instructions’ document above before writing your proposal.  The list of conference themes is not exhaustive, please note the ‘others of topical interest’ point.  If you think your proposal would be relevant at a teaching and learning conference, please submit it for review.

The annual SOLSTICE and CLT Conference provides a fantastic professional development opportunity for all attendees.  We are delighted that the conference attracts presenters from a wide range of roles within teaching and learning both from the UK and internationally.  It is wonderful to see so many presenters return to the conference annually or every few years and it is always good to hear that you value the SOLSTICE and CLT conference for the development and networking opportunity that it offers.  We look forward to welcoming new and familiar faces at the 2020 conference and coordinating  the many interesting and diverse sessions.  So if you would like your proposal to be considered, please complete the online from by 21st February 2020.

Book a place

Conference Fees:

£200 (excluding VAT) for one day (either Wednesday 3rd or Thursday 4th June 2020), total cost including VAT £240

£380 (excluding VAT) for both days (Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th June 2020), total cost including VAT £456

Fees include keynotes, conference sessions, refreshments and lunch.

We are delighted that the conference attracts presenters and delegates from a wide range of roles within teaching and learning both from the UK and internationally.  We look forward to welcoming you at our 2020 conference!

Book here

(Payment link will follow within 10 working days)

Key dates

  • January 2020 – Call for proposals
  • February 2020 – Booking opens
  • 25th March 2020 – Deadline for proposals
  • By 20th March 2020 – Feedback to proposers (first wave)
  • By 2nd April 2020 – Feedback to proposers (second wave)
  • April 2020 – Programme announced
  • May 2020 – Booking and payment deadline
  • May 2020 – Joining instructions emailed out
  • 3rd and 4th June 2020 – SOLSTICE and CLT Conference

Venue

The SOLSTICE and CLT Conference is taking place in the Business School at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK.

Edge Hill University’s stunning campus is located in the heart of the North West, close to the thriving market town of Ormskirk an a short distance from Liverpool, Southport and Manchester.

Travelling to Edge Hill University

Campus Map

In previous years some delegates, particularly international delegates, have attended the SOLSTICE and CLT Conference and also taken the opportunity to explore some of North West England.

Accommodation

Contact us

For enquiries regarding the conference, please contact CLT by phone 01695 650750 or email clt@edgehill.ac.uk.

For updates about the conference, please follow us on Twitter:

@SolsticeCETL

@CLTatEHU

#SOLSTICE2020

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