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All conference sessions will take place in the
Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building

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Full Program

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

 

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 (Pre-Conference Events)

Note: Registration for the two pre-conference sessions must be made seperately from the main conference. 

Full Day

 

Room 2116

Threshold Concepts in Health and Social Care

Linda Martindale, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
Hilary Neve, Plymouth University, United Kingdom

1:30 to 4:30 pm

 

Room 2118 

Introducing Threshold Concepts: Student Uncertainty and the Process of Learning, Teaching and Assessment

Shannon Murray, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Anne Marie Ryan, Dalhousie University, Canada
Brad Wuetherick, Dalhousie University, Canada

6:00 to 8:00 pm

Sherriff Hall

Registration and Welcome Reception

Thursday, June 16, 2016

8:30 to 9:00 am

McCain Atrium

Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 to 9:15 am

Scotiabank Auditorium

Welcome and housekeeping 
9:15 to 10:30 am

Scotiabank Auditorium

Plenary - Naming What We Know (in Writing Studies): Engaging Troublesome Trends in Educational Policy and Practice

Linda Adler-Kassner (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Elizabeth Wardle (Miami University, Oxford, Ohio)
10:30 to 11:00 am

McCain Atrium

Nutrition and networking break
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Room 2116

11:00 to 11:30 am

The Acquisition of Threshold Concepts in Occupational Therapy

Kelli Nicola-Richmond (Deakin University, Australia)
11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Bringing Students in from the Edge of Threshold Concepts Research: A Case Study of Ways of Thinking and Practising in Physiotherapy

Sarah Barradell (La Trobe University, Australia)

Room 2118

11:00 to 11:30 am

East Meets West: Using Vygotsky to Illuminate Conceptual Learning in the Liminal Space

Rachel Thompson (University of New South Wales, Australia)
11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Fear and Loathing in Liminality

Julie Rattray (University of Durham, United Kingdom)

Room 2130

11:00 to
11:30 am

Different Journeys: Conceptual Threshold Crossings in Doctoral Learning – Catalysts, Contexts and Culture

Gina Wisker (University of Brighton, United Kingdom)
11:30 am to
12:00 pm

Threshold Concepts: Strategies for Assisting Doctoral Candidates in Learning to be Researchers

Margaret Kiley (The Australian National University, Australia)

Room 2132

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Inquiry, Strategy, Context: Information Literacy Threshold Concepts and the Curriculum

Lindsay McNiff and Melissa Helwig (Dalhousie University, Canada)
12:00 to 1:30 pm

Cameron Dinning Hall - Howe Hall

Lunch and networking break
1:30 to 2:30 pm

Room 2116

1:30 to
1:50 pm

Bringing the Apple and Holding Up the Mirror - A Qualitative Study of Student Engagement in Visual Art and the Interrelationship with the Navigation of Liminality

Matthew Ravenstahl (Durham University, United Kingdom)
1:50 to
2:10 pm

Talking our way Through it: Discourse Analysis of Semiotic Mediation Through the Liminal Space

Susie Cowley-Haselden (University of Northampton, United Kingdom)
2:10 to
2:30 pm

From the Language of Words to the Language of Space

Leif Martin Hokstad and Bjørn Otto Braaten
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

Room 2118

1:30 to
2:00 pm

Developing a Valid Method for Identifying Threshold Concepts across Disciplines

Beth White (University of Tennessee, United States)
2:00 to
2:30 pm

Thresholds of Change in Postsecondary Teaching

Brad Wuetherick (Dalhousie University, Canada)

Room 2130

1:30 to
2:00 pm

Information Literacy and Liberal Education: From Google to Scholarly Sources

D. Bruce MacKay and Nicole Eva (University of Lethbridge, Canada)
2:00 to
2:30 pm

Where are They? Using Students’ Reflective Work to Design Curriculum, Assess Learning, and Help them Through Liminality

Yvonne Nalani Meulemans, Allison Carr, and Torie Quinonez
(California State University San Marcos, United States)

Room 2132

1:30 to
2:30 pm

SoTL Development Through Threshold Concepts

Andrea Webb (University of British Columbia , Canada)
Anne Tierney (Durham University, United Kingdom)
2:30 to 2:40 pm
Room Change
2:40 to 3:40 pm

Room 2116

2:40 to
3:10 pm

Curriculum on the Edge: Designing for Liminality in Learning Experiences

Virginia M. Tucker (San Jose State University, United States)
3:10 to
3:40 pm

Integrating a MOOC into the Postgraduate English Language Teaching Curriculum: Edging Towards the Threshold Concept of Autonomy in Language Learning and Teaching Through an Innovative Blended Learning Approach

Marina Orsini-Jones (Coventry University, United Kingdom)

Room 2118

2:40 to
3:10 pm

Using the Threshold Concepts Framework to Research Student Resistance; a Common Dilemma in Indigenous Studies

Susan Page (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
3:10 to
3:40 pm

Threshold Concepts in Applied Mathematics Bachelor of Science Programme

Bert Zwaneveld (Open Universiteit Nederland, Netherlands)

Room 2130

2:40 to
3:10 pm

On the Verge: The Tipping Point to Transformation in Statistical Threshold Concepts

Rachel Thompson (University of New South Wales, Australia)
3:10 to
3:40 pm

Touch: An ‘Edgy’ Concept for Health Professional Practice

Lynn Clouder (Coventry University, United Kingdom)
Sarah Barradell (La Trobe University, Australia)
Hilary Neve (Plymouth University, United Kingdom)
Andy Wearn (University of Auckland)

Room 2132

2:40 to 
3:40 pm

Thresholds and Gateways: Learning and Pedagogical Change in Introductory Courses

Peter Felten (Elon University, United States)
Susannah McGowan (University College London, United Kingdom)
3:40 to 4:00 pm

McCain Atrium

Nutrition and networking break
4:00 to 5:00 pm

Room 2116

4:00 to
4:30 pm

Guiding on the Edge: Online and F2F Course Design as a Threshold Process 

Diane Boyd (Auburn University, United States)
Justin Lonsbury (Georgia State University, United States)
4:30 to
5:00 pm

I’m not the Education Person: from Threshold Concepts to Threshold Experiences

Sydney J. Shep and Mark Sheehan
(Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

Room 2118

4:00 to
4:30 pm

Threshold Concepts: A Cornerstone for Learning and Evaluation

Jackie Stokes, Tanya Pawliuk, Vicki Bruce
(Thompson Rivers University, Canada)
4:30 to
5:00 pm

Agriculture at the Edge – At the Edge of Agriculture - Threshold Concepts in Agriculture, Food and Well-being

Dr. Kathleen Kevany (Dalhousie University, Canada)
Kimberley J. Hernandez (Nova Scotia Canada)

Room 2130

4:00 to
5:00 pm

What Would Happen if Professors Taught Students to Read?

Cynthia Parr (Brock University, Canada)

Room 2132

4:00 to
5:00 pm

Developing an Intensive Mode Unit within a Threshold Capability Framework

Sally Male and Stuart Crispin (University of Western Australia, Australia)
6:00 to 9:00 pm

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Banquet Dinner

Friday, June 17, 2016

8:30 to 9:00 am

Rowe Atrium

Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 to 9:15 am

Rowe Building, Room 1020

Welcome and housekeeping 
9:15 to 10:30 am

Rowe Building, Room 1020

Panel - Our students at the Edge

Shannon Murray (University of Prince Edward Island, Canada)
Anne Marie Ryan (Dalhousie University, Canada)
Brad Wuetherick (Dalhousie University, Canada)
10:30 to 11:00 am

 

McCain Atrium

Nutrition and networking break

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Room 2116

11:00 to 11:20 am

Shared Thresholds: A Cutting-edge Dual-Course for Any Undergraduate

Mindi Miller (Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, United States)
11:20 to
11:40 am

Our diagram helped us see how all the elements linked together: Using Audio-diaries to Understand Enablers to Learning Troublesome and Threshold Concepts in a Problem Based Learning Programme

Hilary Neve (Plymouth University, United Kingdom)
11:40 am
to
12:00 pm

“….’Cause Soon, it will be Real…..” Medical Simulation as Change Space in Interprofessional Training - Student and Teacher Experiences in Interprofessional Team Training in Medical Simulating

Leif Martin Hokstad (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

Room 2118

11:00 to 11:20 am

Living on the Edge: Threshold Concepts for Undergraduate Researchers

Jennifer Wells (New College of Florida, United States)
11:20 to 11:40 am

Cancelled

Your Threshold or Mine? When one Person's Threshold May be Another's Presumed Reality

Andrea Word, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA

11:40 am
to
12:00 pm

Reconceptualising Cultural Literacy as a Threshold Concept

Gabriel García Ochoa (Monash University, Australia)

Room 2130

11:00 to 11:30 am

“Thresholding” Ancient Religion: A Trifold Approach

Jason Davies (University College London, United Kingdom)

11:30 am
to
12:00 pm

Developing Critical Capacity and Disposition in the Classroom: Journaling Argument

Shelagh Crooks (Saint Mary’s University, Canada)

Room 2132

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Learning Organization as Threshold Concept: Faculty Development Reconsidered

Tracy Penny-Light (Thompson Rivers University, Canada)

Howard M. Wach (LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York, United States)
12:00 to 1:30 pm

Cameron Dinning Hall - Howe Hall

Lunch and networking break 
1:30 to 2:30 pm

Room 2116

1:30 to
2:00 pm

Are We on the Right Path? Exploring Where the Field of Threshold Concepts Is, and Where we Might be Going

Ashley Shaw and Andrea Webb (University of British Columbia, Canada)
2:00 to
2:30 pm

A Proposed Approach to the Design of a Doctoral Study to Identify Threshold Concepts in Entrepreneurship Education and the Implications of These for Curricula and Pedagogy of Entrepreneurship Programmes in Higher Education

Lucy Hatt (Northumbria University, United Kingdom)

Room 2118

1:30 to
2:00 pm

Cancelled

Facilitating the Creation and Integration of “Integrated Threshold Concept Knowledge” (ITCK): A Framework for Educational Developers

Julie Timmermans (University of Waterloo, Canada)

Room 2130

1:30 to
2:00 pm

Things are a lot More Gray Now, as Opposed to Black vs. White: Student Uncertainty on the Edge of a Threshold in Introductory Sociology

Alison Thomas (Douglas College, Canada)
2:00 to
2:30 pm

Crossing the Stigma Threshold

Tekla Hawkins (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, United States)
Erika Jane Hawkes (University of Warwick , United Kingdom)

Room 2132

2:00 to
3:00 pm

The Troublesome Edge of Teaching Online: Using Threshold Concepts to Design Professional Learning Curricula for Novice Online Teachers

Maria Northcote (Avondale College of Higher Education, Australia)
Kevin Gosselin (Texas A&M Health Science Center, Texas, USA)
Tony Rickards
2:30 to 2:45 pm
Room Change
2:45 to 4:00 pm

Rowe Building, Room 1020

Keynote - Learning on a Heroic Scale: Threshold Concepts, Hollywood, and the Greatest Story Ever Told

Ray Land (Durham University, United Kingdom)