Wed 20th Mar, 2019Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London
10:00 - 16:30
This one day symposium will take an in depth look at the recent GuildHE publication Practice-Informed Learning – The rise of the dual professional which can be found on their website here. The event will look at the key challenges highlighted by the report and discuss how the sector can respond to these and how GuildHE and Advance HE can support this.
Practice-informed learning takes place whenever teaching engages with professional or industry expertise. In the context of higher education, this may be through drawing on the latest professional techniques, setting live briefs for students or working with industry partners to shape the curriculum. Increasingly HE providers employ ‘dual professionals’, who maintain active professional practice alongside teaching responsibilities.
The report draws on 19 case studies from 17 GuildHE member institutions to showcase the many benefits these teaching models bring to students, practitioners, businesses and the wider economy and society. The report also addresses some of the common challenges of the dual professional model. The report sets out a number of ‘questions to consider’ which encourage institutions to explore the role of practice-informed learning models in the curriculum and these will be further discussed at the symposium.
This symposium is aimed at those leading teaching and learning in their institutions, faculties or departments who are interested in discussing further the benefits and challenges of the practice-informed learning model and who have staff who are dual professionals or who are dual professionals themselves. Student representatives are also welcomed at the symposium if they have an interest in this area of learning and teaching and the impact on the student experience.
The day will be Chaired by Dr David Llewellyn, Vice Chancellor, Harper Adams University and Chair, GuildHE.