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TILT Festival of Learning 2020 - alumni participation welcome

20 February 2020

The Trent Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) would like to welcome contributions to its annual Festival of Learning taking place on Tuesday 16th June 2020. This year’s theme is active collaborative learning.


This exciting day will showcase a range of innovative practice from colleagues on the benefits and applications of active collaborative learning. A pedagogy that is continuing to grow in popularity. The event will be valuable to anyone with interest in active learning or is considering embedding it within their courses.

The first keynote is Jane McNeil, who led the UK’s first institutional multi-disciplinary SCALE-UP project, a form of active learning. More recently, Jane headed an inter-university initiative funded by the Office for Students, which found that active collaborative learning benefits all students, and is associated with reducing and, in some cases, closing gaps in student engagement, attendance, attainment and continuation. A second keynote will be announced soon.

Within the general theme of the Festival, proposals of up to 45 minutes are welcome. The more that sessions embed the principles of active collaborative learning, the better! The Festival is open to all, of which there is no charge.

For more information on the criteria and to submit, please go to the submissions form. The deadline for such is 20th March. For those interested in attending, please head to the registration page. The Festival webpage also hosts more information, and be sure to follow the conversation on Twitter using #FoL20.

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