ALDinHE 2015: The Learning Development Conference
Southampton Solent University
30th March – 1st April 2015
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In 2015 the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education held its annual conference at Southampton Solent University 30 March to 1st April.

As usual, sessions covered the broad range of topics relevant to Learning Developers, but for 2015 there was a particular focus on the following themes:

  • Interprofessional working in Higher Education
  • Employability and Learning Development
  • Students as Partners
  • Imagining Learning Development
  • Learning Development and Internationalisation



Presentation slides are now available to be downloaded. Click to view the conference programme


Professor Mick Healey
Learning development through research and inquiry: Engaging undergraduates from first to final year

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Mick Healey is an HE Consultant and Researcher and Emeritus Professor at the University of Gloucestershire, UK. Until 2010 he was Director of the Centre for Active Learning, a nationally funded Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. He is currently a Visiting Professor at University College London and holds an adjunct Professorship at Macquarie University. He was one of the first people in the UK to be awarded a National Teaching Fellowship and to be made a Principal Fellow of the HE Academy. He received a SEDA@20 Legacy Award for Disciplinary Development in 2013. Mick is an experienced presenter. Since 1995 he has given over 500 educational presentations in 18 different countries. He has written and edited more than 150 papers, chapters, books and guides on various aspects of teaching and learning in HE. He was co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development (2010-13) and currently is co-editor to the International section of the US based Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly. He is often asked to act as an advisor to projects, universities and governments on aspects of learning and teaching.
Mick Healey


Dr Celia Whitchurch
Reconstructing identities in higher education: the rise of the 'blended' professional

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Dr Celia Whitchurch has been a Senior Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Education since 2007. Before that she had a career in university management and administration at the Universities of Kent, London, Birmingham, and King's College London. Her research interests include the changing roles and identities of academic and professional staff, changing models of employment, and higher education policy and management. She has led four projects for the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education on professional identities and staffing models, and has over 30 publications.
Celia Whitchurch

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