What now, What Next? Learning and Teaching at Wits
As we look beyond the pandemic, re-imagining learning and teaching (L&T) for the future is both an exciting possibility and a professional imperative. This re-imagining will require careful consideration of the lessons we have learned, and the insights we have gained from Emergency Remote Teaching and Learning. A considered reflection on how our experiences have changed us and our students, about the benefits and costs of emerging blended pedagogies, and about new languages emerging around L&T both locally and globally, must also occur. The Wits CLTD L&T Conference 2022 will advance the 2021 conversations ('Telling our Stories'), thus intentionally creating an enabling space for developing learning and teaching practices that are innovative, resilient, responsive, and inclusive in the post-pandemic context.
The following areas of interest could be prompts for engagement:
- Innovative and Interdisciplinary teaching, learning and assessment
- Changing academic identities in blended learning and teaching
- Curriculum design and development for an inclusive and socially just learning environment
- Approaches to support academics in their role as teachers
- Evidence-based blended approaches to student support.
For an opportunity to present at the conference, please submit your 250-300 word Abstract by 26 August 2022. Abstract submissions are accepted via the online system only.
You may choose to share your contribution as a short presentation or poster (10 minute) followed by extended discussion; or a longer (90-minute) workshop or panel discussion. You may also indicate if there is a specific format you would like to suggest for your session.
Abstract submission deadline: 26 August 2022
Feedback on submitted abstract: 9 September 2022
Registration deadline (day one onsite attendance only): 9 September 2022
Conference date: 19-21 September 2022