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LSBM-TLC 2016 : 6th London School of Business and Management Teaching and Learning Conference 2016 To Boldly Go! Redefining the Inclusive Curriculum in HE


When Jul 12, 2016 - Jul 12, 2016
Where Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, Londo
Submission Deadline May 22, 2016
Notification Due Jun 5, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 19, 2016
Categories    eduction   phylosophy   servant-leadership   ENGAGEMENT

Call For Papers

6th London School of Business and Management
Teaching and Learning Conference 2016

To Boldly Go! Redefining the Inclusive Curriculum in HE

12 July 2016,
London, UK
Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG

The annual London School of Business and Management Teaching and Learning Conference brings together established and emerging academics, practitioners and policymakers interested in teaching and learning in a widening participation context. Our 6th conference serves as an exploratory platform for sharing ideas, research and experience with professionals from across the Higher Education sector. Additionally, it offers great opportunities to extend professional networks, forge new collaborations, broaden core expertise and, most importantly, foster reflection on improving current practices of teaching and learning.

The programme of the conference will reflect the following theme: To Boldly Go! Redefining the Inclusive Curriculum in Higher Education. It focuses on:

• Students as Partners
• Curriculum Design
• Servant Leadership
• Educational Technology and Engagement
• Enterprise and Employability
• Learning Gain

Inclusion in education is often referred to the human diversity of students with regards to ability, culture, gender, age, language and social background. The Higher Education Academy emphasises the need for taking into account student experience, their cultural and social background as well as the presence of any physical or sensory impairment and their mental well-being when developing and offering degree courses.

This conference focusses on the increasingly diversifying nature of the HE student cohorts and strives to facilitate a debate on designing and delivering courses with inclusion in mind. It covers a range of topics directly related to learner support, engagement, design and delivery methods, as well as technological innovations leading towards efficacy in teaching and learning.

We encourage educational researchers and practitioners to take part in the call for papers, by submitting an abstract by the given dates. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited for a full paper publication in LSBM Working Paper Series Journal ISSN 2397-5652(Online) ISSN 2397-7795 (Print)

Keynote Speakers:

1. Professor Allison Littlejohn is Academic Director for Learning and Teaching at The Open University, UK. She is also Chair of Learning Technology, researching technology enhanced professional learning. Over the past decade Professor Littlejohn has been Principal Investigator or Senior Scientist on over 40 research projects in professional and technology-enhanced learning. She has published almost 200 academic articles, including four books. She has held Professorships at three Universities: the Open University, Glasgow Caledonian University and Dundee University and academic positions at the universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow (UK). She has Professor Littlejohn’s research has been funded by the European Commission (EC), the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), the UK Joint Information Systems Committees (JISC), the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA), the Energy Institute (EI), Shell International & British Petroleum (BP).
Her industry-academic research is with multinational companies, most notably Royal Dutch Shell, for whom she was Senior Researcher 2008-2010. Allison is a Fellow and former Scholar of the Higher Education Academy and has received international fellowships from ASCILITE (Australasia), and the Churchill Trust (UK).
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2. Gert Biesta is Professor of Education and Director of Research at the Department of Education, Brunel University London, and Visiting Professor at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, the Netherlands, and NLA University College, Bergen, Norway. His work focuses on the theory and philosophy of education and education policy, with a particular interest in questions of democracy and citizenship. His latest book, The Beautiful Risk of Education (2014) won the 2014 Outstanding Book Award of the American Educational Research Association (Division B: Curriculum Studies). Later in 2016 a new book, The Rediscovery of Teaching, will appear with Routledge.

3. Richard Rose is Professor of Inclusive Education at the University of Northampton. He has previously held positions as a teacher in four English Local Authorities and was head teacher of a Northamptonshire school. Richard's particular interests are in the area of creating more equitable and inclusive learning environments and supporting teachers in addressing the needs of a diverse student population. He has conducted research and consultancy in many parts of the world, including Armenia, Georgia, Malaysia, China and in particular India, where he directs a masters degree programme in inclusive education based in Bangalore. Richard recently completed a four year longitudinal study of special education provision in the Republic of Ireland (Project Iris), the largest study of such provision conducted in Europe. He is the author of several books and more than a hundred papers related to special educational needs and inclusion.

Key Dates for your Diary:

Papers, Short Papers and Posters: EasyChair Submission

Key Dates:
• 22 May 2016 - Submission of an abstract
• 5 June 2016 - Notification of acceptance
• 19 June 2016 - Camera-ready version of the abstract
Some of the papers will be invited for publication at the (by 15 July 2016).

Submission Formats:

1. No full paper submission is required before the conference. The abstracts should be between 300-400 words. All submissions will be reviewed by at least two Programme Committee members through a non-blind review process. Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference handbook.
As part of the abstract submission you are required to provide:
• Author Details (including Full Name, Email Address, Organisation and Country)
• Title
• Abstract (300-400 words)
• Keywords

Submission Formats:
Submissions will be processed through the EasyChair system ( All submissions will be reviewed by at least two Programme Committee members through a non-blind review process. Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference handbook.
If you have any questions about the conference please contact the Director of the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Dr. Simon Taylor ( or send an email to the conference organisers at

Conference information is available at:

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