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.