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Nurturing the learner: The central role of the tutor in higher education

Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent
9 May 2008 10:00-16:30

Institute for Education Policy Research
5th Professional Development Conference for Teachers in Higher Education

A possible effect of the changing student population in higher education and the increased emphasis on students to develop life-long learning attributes is that university teaching staff may wish to re-evaluate their approach to teaching and question more closely what student learning within higher education means. The annual Professional Development Conference at Staffordshire University is intended to help in that re-evaluation process and provides the opportunity for teaching professionals to talk with, and listen to, leading researchers into student learning. It is hoped that at the end of the conference participants will have a more informed approach to enhancing student learning and a clearer awareness of their own continual professional development needs.


  • Professor Patricia Broadfoot

    Relationships, relationships, relationships: the challenge for a mass higher education system

  • Professor Stephen Rowland

    Integrity and intellectual love in academic enquiry

  • Professor Peter Davies

   Learning careers: how do students experience communities of knowledge and practice in higher education?
For more information contact:
Emma Berndt, Institute for Education Policy Research, Staffordshire University
t: +44 (0)1782 295731
f: +44 (0)1782 295752

Contact Name:
Emma Berndt
Contact Telephone:
+44 (0)1782 295731
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