Partners in Learning Conference 2020
On 23rd January 2020, the University held its third Partners in Learning conference. The Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Students’ Union President along with 90 delegates gathered to discuss and reflect together on this year’s theme of ‘experiencing shared responsibilities in staff/students learning partnerships’.
The keynote speaker, Dr Ruth Healey (University of Chester), gave insights into how to address the challenges of potential resistance to the design and implementation of co-creation of learning.
Tom Delahunt, recent winner of the THE Most Innovative Teacher of the Year, encouraged the audience to reflect on what learning and knowledge means for all of us. During his workshop there were a number of brainstorming activies that were later developed into a poem, which is available on the Partners in Learning – Poetic Nursing Blog.
There were lively interactions between Christ Church students and staff, partner colleges and other universities and nine groups of students and staff successfully presented their collaborative work on the day.
Feedback on the conference was very positive, all those completing the evaluation felt that the conference was well organised, and 90% rated the conference highly overall. Specific comments included that the conference was
‘very interesting and engaging’
‘great mix of workshops’
‘relevant and pertinent focus’
‘a chance to think more generally about learning in HE’.
The organising team is taking on board the feedback in relation to having a longer conference and having a slightly later start.
Previous Learning and Teaching Conferences
To view presentations from the 2019 Partners in Learning conference please click here