• The Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference, Exploring Spaces for Learning


     

  • Orlando, Florida, January 13  - 15, 2013
    Early bird registration through October 1st at http://www.fctl.ucf.edu/hetl2013/#s3 .

    The conference encompasses these themes:

    Track 1: Engaging and retaining students using cutting-edge technologies

    This track will focus on using emerging digital technologies to engage and retain students. The track will explore an array of technologies for physical spaces, virtual spaces, and all points in between and will showcase ways in which faculty members and campuses are using these tools to revolutionize learning spaces. Discussions and presentations in this track will also touch upon related ethical, cultural, and administrative issues.

    Track 2: Engaging and retaining students using innovative pedagogies

    This track will focus on using innovative teaching and learning approaches to engage and retain students. It will invite discussion of an array of new and evolving pedagogical approaches being used in higher education to create more effective learning spaces. How do high-tech and low-tech pedagogies support each other? How are approaches such as meaning–centered education, sustainable learning, dialogical learning, inquiry learning, constructivist learning, collaborative learning, transformative learning, experiential learning, third-place learning, problem-based learning, research-based learning, and other teaching and learning approaches impacting student experiences? Discussions and presentations in this track will also touch upon related ethical, cultural, and administrative issues.

    Track 3: Engaging and retaining students using international collaborations

    The track will focus on using inter-institutional and international collaborations to engage and retain students. Participants in this track will learn how faculty members and institutions are creating new learning spaces across political, social, and geographic boundaries. Discussions and presentations in this track will also touch upon related ethical, cultural, and administrative issues.

    Keynote Speakers:

    Eva Egron-Polak is the Secretary-General of the International Association of Universities and Executive Director of the International Universities Bureau (UNESCO). Prior to joining the IAU, she was Vice President (international) of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.

    Dmitry Leontiev is Professor of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia; Head of Research Lab of Personality Development of Physically Challenged at Moscow State University for Psychology & Education, Moscow; Director of Institute for Existential Psychology & Life Enhancement.

    Eric Mazur is the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University and Area Dean of Applied Physics. He supervises one of the largest research groups in the Physics Department at Harvard University. He is author or co-author of 249 scientific publications and 12 patents.




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