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The Ethics of Teaching in Higher Education- the theme of the Fifth Annual John Beacham Teaching conference on Thursday 13 September 2018 in Ian Gulland Lecture
In memory of former Head of Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies John Beacham (1948-2004) we present the fifth annual teaching conference in his memory to recognise the influence of his mentoring, standard setting, and the development of teaching quality during his career at Goldsmiths.
Every year the conference in his name will provide sessions, materials, discussions and advice on best teaching practices, techniques and cultures in higher education and beyond.
The theme for the fifth conference is The Ethics of Teaching In Higher Education. The day is also recognised as part of Goldsmiths’ Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (accredited by both Goldsmiths and the Higher Education Academy).
9.30am Introduction by Conference Convenors Professor Tim Crook and Mary Claire Halvorson
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10.00am Dr Deborah Custance (Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre / Psychology): 'Trends in HE Teaching'
10.15am Dr Louise Chambers (MCCS) with expert panel discussing 'liberating/decolonizing the curriculum.'
Fiona Sim, student & President of the LGBTQ+ Community, and academics
Dr. Ramon Amaro, Dr Meera Sabaratnam, & Dr Akanksha Mehta.
11:00am Coffee and tea break.
11.15am Dr Gavin Weston (Anthropology) 'New adventures in student/staff collaborative research - REF, TEF, hints, tips, do's and don'ts.'
12.10am Keynote presentation: The Oslo Group. Panel of student teachers from the late 1960s reflecting on ethics in education since their time at the College.
Professor Tim Crook (MCCS) in conversation with Russell Profitt MBE, first Black President of a university student union at Goldsmiths in 1968 and his fellow student teacher of that time Peter Skinner.
They were the counter-cultural generation, enjoying 'The Golden Age' of education. What have these distinguished alumni, who have given so much to our society, to say about the ethics of education then and now?
1.55pm Professor Mary Evans (LSE Centennial Professor Dept of Gender Studies) Title of talk: 'The Ethics of Contemporary Higher Education : A Survivor's Guide'
Author of Killing Thinking: the Death of the Universities
3.00pm Professor Angela McRobbie (MCCS): 'The Smile Economy in the Teaching Machine'
4.00pm Dr. Saini Manninen (MCCS): 'Ethics and Stuff - A performative ramble through ethics in the encounters between humans and material remains. Thinking about what happens when a face-to-face becomes a face-to-object.'
4.15pm Professor Tim Crook (MCCS): 'Ethics of Higher Education in College History. The 1930s- an age of "Squalor, Moral Bankruptcy, and Violence" Why do these words sound so familiar?'
John and Joseph Crook Awards for best performances in Media Law & Ethics examination 2018.
Dates & times
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|13 Sep 2018||9:30am - 5:00pm|
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