Excellence in Teaching Symposium
The Surrey ExciTeS conference offers the opportunity to reflect upon, share and inspire good practice in learning and teaching through a range of presentations, workshops and discussions. It is an opportunity to develop networks of like-minded colleagues and consider innovations in teaching practice that are taking place across the University of Surrey.
Surrey ExciTeS 22 April 2020
Playful Learning in Higher Education
Playful learning can be described as "engaging with particular contexts and objects that is similar to play but respects the purpose and goals of that object or context (Sicart,2014, p.21).
Playful learning approaches have been found to support social interaction, develop problem-solving skills and increase confidence. Examples of playful learning activities include, but are not limited to, game-based learning, role-play, simulations, mini-games, escape rooms and LEGO® serious play.
The aim of ExciTeS 2020 is to share our playful learning tools, techniques and tactics. A chance to share best practice and showcase innovation.
Call for submissions
We are currently inviting colleagues to make submissions to the university Excellence in Teaching Symposium to be held on 22 April 2020. For more information please visit our internal webpage. The deadline for submissions is 14 February 2020.
For further information please contact Marion Heron.
"Higher education is characterised by a rhetoric of research-led teaching that can describe anything from the way a curriculum is designed through to how up-to-date lecturers are on their subject knowledge. We speculate that it is the almost intangible, embodied expertise of the researcher that gives distinctiveness to the university classroom."Dr Richard Wingate