SEDA Spring Teaching Learning and Assessment Conference 2015

Internationalising the Curriculum: What does this mean? How can we achieve it?

14 May 2015 - 15 May 2015

Location: Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel, Manchester

David Killick, Head of Academic Staff Development, Leeds Beckett University @DKillickLeeds


David’s current role is Head of Academic Staff Development at Leeds Beckett University where he also acts as course leader for the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, a role in which he is able to work with colleagues across the institution to develop and spread best practice in learning and teaching.
David has published and presented at national and international conferences on curriculum internationalisation, global citizenship, and creating inclusive campuses. He took a lead role in pioneering work to introduce global citizenship and cross-cultural capability into curricula in a five-year institution-wide project. This work has been disseminated widely and has formed the basis for internationalisation in other HEIs. He is continuing to lead on curriculum internationalisation as colleagues embed the graduate attribute of a global outlook following a major refocus of the undergraduate curriculum at Leeds Beckett University.

David’s recent international work has included leading an institutional internationalisation review in Lithuania and developing a PGCHE with nine Ethiopian universities. His doctoral research investigated the lived experience of students undertaking international study and work placements. He is currently researching international conceptions of learning and teaching in higher education, and exploring the links between internationalisation and diversity – and the contributions and questions these raise for equitable academic practice.

David is a National Teaching Fellow and a Senior Fellow of the HEA. As a lover of mountains, David recently completed his Mountain Leader training programme, and feels as intimidated as any student could by the forthcoming assessment process (which is exceptionally well constructively aligned).

Sally Brown, Emerita Professor, Leeds Beckett University; Visiting Professor at University of Plymouth and Liverpool John Moores University @ProfSallyBrown


Sally Brown enjoys life as an Independent Consultant and Emerita Professor at Leeds Beckett University where she was, until July 2010, Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic). She is also Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth and at Liverpool John Moores University as well as working in around thirty universities a year in the UK and internationally. In 2012 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Plymouth University for Services to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, is a Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) Senior Fellow and a UK National Teaching Fellow. She is widely published in the field of teaching, learning and particularly assessment. Her latest book (2015) is ‘Learning, Teaching and Assessment: Global Perspectives (Palgrave). Her areas of expertise and workshops as well as a full list of publications can be seen on Sally's website.

Mark Brown, Director, National Institute of Digital Learning, Dublin City University @mbrownz


Professor Mark Brown is Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning based at Dublin City University. Before taking up a Chair in Digital Learning in February of 2014, Mark was previously Director of the National Centre for Teaching and Learning and the Distance Education and Learning Futures Alliance (DELFA) at Massey University, New Zealand. Over the last decade Professor Brown has played key leadership roles in the implementation of several major university-wide digital learning and teaching initiatives, including the enterprise wide deployment of Moodle, the design and development of the Mahara eportfolio system, a major study of the adoption and use of Open Educational Resources (OER), and the enterprise-wide implementation of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform (Open2Study). Professor Brown serves on several international journal editorial boards and has published and/or presented extensively in the areas of online, blended and digital learning. Prior to his arrival at DCU, Mark was President of the New Zealand Association for Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (DEANZ) and remains Treasurer and executive committee member of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite). Ascilite is the peak professional body for digital learning in Australia and New Zealand. Mark is a recipient of a National Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching and is a member of the New Zealand Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence.



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