9 June 2010

HistorySOTL Chair, Professor David Pace, and Vice-Chair, Professor Alan Booth have been invited to share their expertise on teaching and learning in History with Swedish Historians at an International Conference being hosted by the University of Uppsala.

The conference host is Dr David Ludvigsson of Uppsala’s “Historiska Institutionen”. Dr Ludvigsson met with members of the Society in Oxford in March 2010 at the Annual History in Higher Education Conference hosted by the United Kingdom Higher Education Academy History Subject Centre.

The conference provides a rare opportunity for Historians in the English-speaking world to share their approach to teaching and learning with Scandinavian historians. European historians continue to embrace the strong ‘didactic’ tradition while those of the English-speaking world have embraced the change brought by the new Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL).

Professor Booth will introduce delegates to the scholarship of teaching and learning as it has developed in the last decade in the English speaking world. Professor Pace will discuss his ongoing research on the “bottlenecks” students encounter in their learning.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Professors Pace or Booth, contact the Director responsible for Public Affairs (A/Professor Sean Brawley) on 61 2 9385 2342 or email.