APT2022 Pre-Conference Online

Friday 24 June 2022




Launch of pre-Conference online

14:00 – 14:50

Keynote: Professor Cate Denial, Bright Distinguished Professor of American History; Chair of History; Director of the Bright Institute at Knox College

A Pedagogy of Kindness in Action

What does it mean to practice a pedagogy of kindness? This keynote will introduce you to the three component parts of teaching with compassion: justice; believing students; and believing in students. You’ll learn practical ways to put kindness into action in your classroom, and ask questions about adapting these principles to your teaching style.



Institute of Education, UCL, 20 Bedford Way, Room W3.01

Friday 1st July 2022


APT2022 Programme (downloadable PDF)

APT2022 Abstracts Downloadable PDF

08:30 – 09:30 Registration, TEA/COFFEE & PASTRIES
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome
09:40 – 10:30

Keynote: Professor Jonathan Grant,

The New Power University:  Implications on academic practice, teaching and learning

In March 2021 Jonathan Grant published The New Power University that combined a critique of contemporary universities, a manifesto for the future and a provocation to stimulate change.  Using the framing of ‘new power’, he illustrates how a different purpose for universities is necessary, through the application of a new set of values that puts social responsibility at the core of the academic missions, allowing the university to become an advocate of the policies and political issues that matter to its community.  In this talk, Jonathan will review these arguments in the context of academic practice, teaching and learning.

10:40 – 11:30 Parallel Sessions 1
11:40 – 12:30 Parallel Sessions 2
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:20 Parallel Sessions 3
14:30 – 15:20

Keynote  Dr Sarah Jones,

Reimagining the university

With the sector changing considerably over the past couple of decades, what will the future university look like? This keynote will examine future models for the sector, looking at the place of the university within digital and connected communities, flexible modes of learning, the role of the academic and the place of the student. Together we will question what a university is for to reimagine and rebuild a new kind of university.

15:30 – 16:00 Closing remarks 
16:00 – 18:00 Post conference networking & Drinks reception
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