4th Annual Conference on Teaching & Learning The Challenge of Diversity, June 8th & 9th, 2006
Conference Themes

Presentations and posters at the conference will encompass the following themes:

  •  the learning and support needs of non-traditional learners in higher education;
  •  the support needs of academic staff in relation to learning, teaching and assessment in the context of an increasingly diverse student body
  • the development of diverse and discipline-specific methods to support the retention and successful participation of non-traditional learners.
  • models of student learning support for both traditional and non-traditional learners; and 
  • approaches to teaching that foster greater active learner engagement (for both traditional and non-traditional learners).

Non-traditional learners include socio-economically disadvantaged students,  mature students, students with a disability, part-time students, students who are members of the Traveller community or minority ethnic groups, and international students.

We would strongly encourage anyone with an interest in these or related areas to consider offering either a short presentation (15-20 minutes) or a poster.  Abstracts should be submitted online before the closing date of Friday, February 3rd, 2006.  To submit an abstract please click here.