I have been lucky enough to attend the ISSOTL conference for the International Society for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning. This was held in Quebec in October 22-26 2014.
Delegates from Canada, New Zealand, India, Japan and the States gathered to discuss a range of teaching and learning issues. There was a strong emphasis on strategies to facilitate deep learning, flexible learning spaces and the flipped classroom. I also went to some sessions about using drama therapy and role play- stimulating stuff but not for the faint hearted!
We need to consider some of these ideas as we write and consult on our new institutional learning and teaching strategy.
Dr Susan Smith