Keynote Address

Title: Flexible and inclusive learner-centered teaching: Be strategic, be human!

Brief Overview of the Keynote Address: 

In this 20-minute keynote address, Lucy will share some of her teaching experiences, as well as pedagogic research undertaken at the University of Plymouth, which has led to her advocating for a learner-centered approach to teaching and curriculum design. Lucy believes that pedagogy should always underpin good curriculum design and she draws on Diane Laurillard's work to highlight some of the potential benefits of digital technologies in supporting flexible and inclusive teaching. Most of all Lucy advocates for a supportive culture of risk-taking practices in times of rapid change.​​

About the Keynote Speaker:

 Dr. Lucy Spowart is an Associate Professor in Clinical Education, Programme Lead, and member of the Senior Management Team at The University of Plymouth's Medical School. Lucy has been supporting the development of educators for 25 years and is committed to raising professional standards and promoting the interests of marginalized groups. She is also Chair of the university’s Women’s Network.  Lucy was awarded the Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2018 and a National Teaching Fellowship in 2020. She draws on coaching and mentoring techniques to deliver a step-change for participants and promote greater self-belief.

Lucy is a member of Advance HE’s Expert Advisory Group for Fellowships and accreditation having championed an integrated approach to professional recognition for over 10 years. She is especially concerned that the teaching recognition process has a direct bearing on learning and teaching, inspiring her research that focuses on the impact on the sector. 

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