Irish Conference on Engaging Pedagogy - TEACHING & LEARNING: Making it Work

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Irish Conference on Engaging Pedagogy - TEACHING & LEARNING: Making it Work

The 14th ICEP Conference will take place on Thursday 8th December via Zoom

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

The 14th Irish Conference on Engaging Pedagogy will take place on Thursday 8th December 2022 online. The theme of this year’s conference is TEACHING & LEARNING: Making it Work.

ICEP is an annual event that brings together those in Higher Education, and beyond, to discuss how can we, as educators, make pedagogy more meaningful for our students. ICEP 2022 is an important, and timely, opportunity for the sector to come together and consider what it means to engage students in a meaningful way, in a bid to ensure that the critical voice and insight of students continue to have a positive impact on our pedagogical practice and, ultimately, on the student learning experience. Through the lens of engaging pedagogy, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the recent experience.

The ICEP Steering Committee is delighted to announce Professor Julie Holmes from Nottingham Trent University as our keynote speaker. Professor Julie Hulme is a UK National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. A psychologist, she aims to make a difference within higher education by applying psychological theories to researching and enhancing inclusion within higher education settings. Julie’s work recognises the importance of belonging to learning and teaching, for both staff and students, and seeks to help both individuals and institutions to create learning environments that foster a sense of community and social engagement for everyone. Her most recent research has focused on the experiences of disabled students at university, bullying in higher education, student transitions, and facilitating innovation as a way of promoting inclusion and teaching excellence. An experienced university teacher, educational leader, and academic developer, Julie is currently a Professor of Psychology Education at Nottingham Trent University, UK.

For ICEP 2022, Julie will present If it ain’t broke…”: Reasons, risks, and resilience in innovative teaching.

Higher education can transform students’ lives and future lives, and bring (often intangible) benefits to wider society. However, it can be argued that higher education teaching has changed relatively little for centuries. In this talk, Julie will explore why innovation matters, including ideas around student inclusion, engagement, and future-proofing graduates for uncertain times. She will discuss her research findings around why academics innovate (or not), the perceived risks of innovation, and ways in which you can manage the risks to bring an innovative sparkle to your own teaching. Drawing on psychology and the theory of pedagogic frailty and resilience, this talk aims to inspire you to reflect on your tried and tested teaching methods, and to try something new!

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