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Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning

Exploring Change and Resilience in University Teaching and Learning

April 27 and 28, 2016

Rowe Management Building

Dalhousie University

Halifax, Nova Scotia

This year’s conference theme is “Exploring Change and Resilience in University Teaching and Learning”.  Despite large-scale innovations in teaching and learning and a significant increase in research about improving teaching and learning in higher education over the past decades, there have been repeated calls for action due to the lack of systemic change and innovation.  Zundel and Deane (2010) note that “to create the [teaching and learning] environment in which large-scale innovation takes place, … constraints need to be removed, reformed or at least appropriately mitigated to facilitate change and flexibility.”

The 20th Anniversary of the Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning, will encourage dialogue about the purposes, enablers and constraints of change, the needs of students in contemporary society, and the resilience of students, teachers and administrators in the challenging contexts of change.  Our hope is to spark conversation and to facilitate the sharing of lessons learned, via evidence-based practices that embrace change and resilience.

Keynote Speaker


Peter Felten, Assistant Provost
Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
Elon University