Teaching and Learning Conference

May 1-2, 2024

Putting Innovation into Practice

What does it mean to be innovative in teaching and learning?

It means making changes to classrooms and learning spaces. It is about looking at new ways to assess students in their learning. It requires exploring the effectiveness of teaching approaches and sharing what you’ve learned. It is about getting student feedback and making adjustments in your approach.

Innovation in teaching and learning is all the above, and more.

Strategic priority

Memorial University has made innovation a priority in its strategic plan, Transforming Our Horizons. Specifically, the plan asks us to expand experiential and community-based learning; enhance the accessibility and flexibility of programs; enable cutting-edge pedagogies and technology-enabled learning; and mobilize diverse multi-campus opportunities to be interdisciplinary collaborators.

These ideas are big, and require the collective power of our community. One key requirement to innovation is connection. We need to connect with each other to share ideas, challenges, perspectives and knowledge in order to create new ways of teaching, learning, doing, knowing and being.

Connect, share, learn

The Teaching and Learning Conference 2024 is your opportunity to connect, share and learn. This year marks a shift in the focus of this event; we must acknowledge our need for the time and space to be innovative in teaching and learning at Memorial.

Our theme this year is Putting Innovation into Practice.

Join us in-person on the St. John's campus, May 1 and 2! If you cannot attend in-person, most sessions will also be streamed via WebEx; details will be provided in the full program in the winter 2024 semester.

Keynote speakers

Visiting Keynote

Dr. Sivia stands outside Peter Jones Learning Commons with arm resting on railing.

Dr. Awneet Sivia
Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning
University of the Fraser Valley

Memorial University Keynote

Dr. Byrne smiling in foreground with window in background showing St. John's campus.

Dr. Jeannette Byrne
Associate Professor, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation
Memorial University

Call for Proposals

The call for proposals is now open. For specific details see the Call For Proposals page.

Contact Us

For questions or more information about the Teaching and Learning Conference, please contact tlconference@mun.ca.