Every year the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University invites international speakers to visit the department and to work with students and colleagues. 

In July 2019, we will be welcoming Professor Alejandra Boni Aristizabal (La Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain), Professor Lynn Fendler (Michigan State University, USA) and Professor Anna Kosmutzky (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany).

The theme of the one-day symposium on Wednesday 3rd July 2019 is: “Research, teaching and learning across disciplinary frontiers”.

Key Note Abstracts

Symposium Slides

Conference Powerpoint Slides

Welcome and Introduction – Sue Cranmer & Jan McArthur
Keynote 1 – Alenjandra Boni Aristizabel
Keynote 2 – Anna Kosmutzky
Keynote 3 – Lynn Fendler

This one day symposium will include keynotes from each of our visitors as well as rich opportunities for debate and discussion around the symposium theme. This theme – Research, teaching and learning across disciplinary frontiers – has been chosen to encompass diverse aspects of the academic role and the ways in which we contribute to society. The keynotes will address both issues involved in interdisciplinary research, teaching and learning and provide examples of interdisciplinarity at work. The emphasis will be on a critical examination of interdisciplinarity.

This symposium will be important for everyone involved in researching, teaching or learning:

·        In interdisciplinary teams;

·        Carrying out interdisciplinary research;

·        Interested in exploring their own academic practice and that of their colleagues;

·        Interested in the nature and purpose of higher education more generally.

Our visitors reflect the work in our three research centres: the Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation, the Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education and the Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning.