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The value of community in learning

The Solent Learning and Teaching Community Conference took place on Friday 21 June, bringing together just over 300 delegates into the Spark for a day of challenging ideas around creativity and innovation.

Colleagues from Solent had the chance to network with those from the University Winchester, Bournemouth University, the University of Southampton, Havant and South Downs College and even Northumbria University, and could choose from a programme of 58 events including paper presentations, pecha kuchas and posters. 

Sessions questioned the role of dialogue in learning, examined reflective practice, introduced ideas around active learning, and suggested ways for helping diverse groups feel fully included in the student population.

Two excellent and very different keynotes, Sarah Knight from Jisc and Dr Simon Usherwood from the University of Surrey, talked to us about change and uncertainty, and how we can embrace these as a way of strengthening and supporting the whole teaching and learning experience. 

The value of SLTCC lies in the collaborations borne out of a community of practitioners who are willing to share with and learn from each other. Looking forward to seeing you in 2020!