Thursday, 19 December 2019

Fwd: LJMU Innovations in Practice


LJMU's Innovations in Practice is now available, and can be viewed here: .  This issue features papers on:


·         religion and faith on the campus

·         BAME underrepresentation in universities

·         Personal tutoring for undergraduates

·         Barriers to student engagement in sports clubs and societies

·         A review of UK HE policy reports and papers (Feb to Aug 2019)


(Plus book reviews on the feedback process, teaching online and mental health.)


The journal is intended to support those staff, new or experienced, in teaching and student support – to develop their scholarship and writing and critical reflection skills.


Hope you enjoy the issue, and wishing all a great Christmas/new year break.



Virendra Mistry




Liverpool John Moores University

Virendra Mistry BA (Hons) MA CertHE PhD FHEA
Academic Practice Developer, Editor-in-Chief Innovations in Practice
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Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Fwd: Call for Contributions: Becoming Well Read 2020 (BWR20)

The Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) would like to welcome contributions to Becoming Well Read, our annual academic reading symposium, April 1st 2020.

This exciting, practice-focused day brings together experiences from a range of communities to explore academic reading practices, reflect on the challenges of teaching reading for academic purposes, and share interesting and innovative methods.
Following last year's highly successful event, the second symposium will continue to explore this vital but often overlooked aspect of academic literacy. It will be valuable to anyone whose central focus is educational, learning or academic development, and to academic teaching staff who are looking for new ways of supporting their students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Within the general theme of reading for academic purposes, we welcome proposals for active and participatory workshops of 45 minutes on the following themes:

> Innovative approaches to teaching or supporting academic reading practices.
> Relationships between reading and scholarship/research/disciplinary identity.
> The role of social reading practices in the academic community.
> Academic reading as pleasure.
> Searching, selecting and curating reading (library perspectives).
> Transitions from FE to HE.
> The use of digital technologies to support critical reading.

Proposals should be submitted by midnight on Monday, 27th January, 2020 here.
For more information, please visit the conference webpage and follow discussions about this on Twitter using #WellReadHE

Posted on behalf of my colleague
Angela Rhead, SFHEA
Teaching Fellow /Learning Developer
Student Learning / Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence  01782 734093

Dr Chris Little
Teaching Fellow/Learning Developer - PGCE, MA, SFHEA, CMALT, ALDinHE Certified Leading Practitioner
Student Learning - Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence
Twitter: @drlittle26

Working Group Member: LearnHigher

Friday, 6 December 2019

Fwd: New issue of Journal of Information Literacy

Dear Colleagues,

I'm delighted to announce that the December issue of the Journal of Information Literacy has been published and is free to read and download at

This is our biggest issue ever, with a whopping nine peer-reviewed articles and seven project reports covering topics ranging from Social Living Labs to the Funds of Knowledge first-generation students bring with them to the academic setting.

This issue also carries a guest editorial by Dorothy Williams, Editorial Board member and Emeritus Professor of Information Science at Robert Gordon University.

Please read, enjoy and share with your colleagues!


All good wishes,


Emma Coonan

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Information Literacy


Dr Emma Coonan

Research Fellow, Centre for Innovation in Higher Education


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