SOLSTICE and CLT Conference

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2021 SOLSTICE e-learning and CLT Conference (online) on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd June.

To support our local community, Edge Hill University will be donating the proceeds from the conference to local Food Banks.

We were delighted to welcome delegates from California, Ireland, Australia, Plymouth, Durham, Bedfordshire, Oxford, Liverpool, Huddersfield, Scottish Highlands, Sheffield, Cumbria, Leicester, Shropshire, Newcastle….and Ormskirk!

We are grateful to the wonderful guest speakers (details below) for their presentations/workshops and for their part in the Question Time session.

All of the presenters helped to make the conference an interesting and vibrant mix of professional development opportunities.

It was fantastic to have contributions from the Student Union and from current undergraduate students supporting some of the sessions.

The ‘Digital Innovations and Pedagogies Network’ workshops led by Sarah Wright, Senior SOLSTICE Fellowship Lead, provided access to new technologies and learning together.

We are hoping for a return to informal in-person networking and the legendary BBQ on campus for the 2022 conference.  We are also hoping to continue embracing the technologies we are now using and hope that this will support the international reach of the conference to continue.

Dates for the 2022 conference will be announced shortly.  Follow us on Twitter for updates. @CLTatEHU @solsticeCETL


Guest Speakers

Day 1 – Wednesday 2nd June

Prof. Peter Hartley and Dr. Mark Childs

Practice in the postpandemic paradigm – how has lockdown changed teaching and learning? (workshop)

Sue Beckingham

Re(building) student sense of belonging and confident social skills through storytelling and self-reflection (presentation)

Prof. Jack Whitehead

Generating living-educational-theories in enhancing evidence-based educational practitioner, pedagogic research (presentation)

Prof. Eric Hamilton

Peering a generation into the future: Assessing outcomes in 2021 from specialized pedagogies in the 1990s (paper)


Day 2 – Thursday 3rd June

Dr. George Roberts and Dr. Mark Childs

Supporting the adoption of online learning in the time of Covid (workshop)

Simon Thomson

The Ultimate Space Race – Re-imagining On Campus Teaching (workshop)

Prof. Gilly Salmon

Through the post-pandemic window (presentation)

Prof. Sally Brown and Prof. Kay Sambell


Schedule for Day 1 – Wednesday 2nd June 2021

Schedule for Day 2 – Thursday 3rd June 2021

Full 2021 SOLSTICE and CLT Conference Programme (including abstracts)

QR code for SOLSTICE and CLT Conference programme






Slides and resources which presenters are happy to share are available below.

Building a Virtual Learning Community during the Pandemic – Dr. Deborrah Chirrey, Associate Head of Department, Edge Hill University.  Co-presented with Edge Hill University students.  Presented 2.6.21

A Technology-Enhanced Learning Intervention for Statistics in Higher Education: Integrating Video-Based Learning with Precision Teaching – Angel Tan, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Themis Karaminis, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Rod Nicolson, Head of Department of Psychology and Jean Davies, Senior Lecturer in Psychology.  All Edge Hill University. Presented 2.6.21.


Contact us

If you have any queries regarding the SOLSTICE and CLT conference, please email [email protected]

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