International Forum for Peer Learning
To be held at: University of Brighton & Brighton i360
6th June 2019
We invite you to present at the International Forum for Peer Learning in June 2019, to be held in Brighton. Building on the highly successful inaugural European Forum held in Lund, Sweden in 2017, this promises to be another exciting event where you can join like-minded students and practitioners for stimulating debates and discussions about many aspects of peer learning.
This welcoming forum will provide opportunities to explore many aspects of peer learning in terms of theory and practice. This year, we particularly welcome the following themes:
Peer learning in academic contexts
Initiatives that support transition, orientation, first-year experience
Opportunities that support peer leader development
Enabling students to form communities of practice
The deadline for proposals is 15th January 2019.
Our aim is for this forum is to be a supportive and encouraging environment for both staff and students, promoting the values of partnership, inclusivity, sustainability and creativity. To this end, we particularly encourage student co-presenters and have 12 free places for student co-presenters.
Mini-workshop: 30 minutes, which includes high levels of audience participation, exploration, creativity and action planning. This format is ideal for enabling people to think about new ideas, reflect on their practice, and/or learn new skills.
Poster presentation: 1 x A1 landscape or portrait printed poster. Posters do not necessarily have to address the forum themes, but need to describe the peer learning programme or scheme, or a specific aspect of practice or research.
Paper presentations: 30 minutes, including no more than 20 minutes presentation with at least 10 minutes of questions and discussion.This format is ideal for presenting research, evaluation, innovation and/or practice.
Lightning talks: 5 minute/ 5 slide presentation designed as a short summary of practice, key highlights or lessons learnt, followed by 5 minutes of audience questions. This format is ideal for ‘bite sized’ updates and posing new ideas for innovation that can be shared and discussed in a forum style.
Criteria for acceptance of proposals
As this is a one-day event, there is limited capacity for the number of sessions we are able to accept. Therefore, each proposal will be reviewed against the following criteria:
● Contribution to the forum topic and themes;
● Clarity of the proposal, and accessible language;
● Contribution to practice, scholarship and evaluation of peer learning;
● Involvement of a student co-presenter;
● Active and productive engagement of participants.