Educators from UK and Europe to explore digital teaching and learning landscape at Bath Spa University and Adobe eventFriday, 27 October, 2023
Bath Spa University is proud to be hosting the UK’s second Adobe Creative Campus Collaboration event on 9-10 November exploring the theme of ‘Nurturing Curiosity, Creativity and Confidence for real world impact’ by examining some of today’s biggest opportunities and challenges in the higher education teaching and learning space.
Innovative educators and educational leaders from across the UK and Europe will join together for discussions and thought leadership activities designed to facilitate engagement, collaboration and promote new ways of thinking.
The upcoming Bath Spa and Adobe event will start on 9 November with an evening of networking at the University’s state-of-the-art Locksbrook Campus, followed by a whole day of presentations, discussions and interactive breakout sessions at its Newton Park Campus on 10 November.
The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sue Rigby, will open the collaborative event and welcome delegates on 10 November, while Bath Spa’s Professor of Imagination, Penny Hay, will give the keynote presentation speaking on the role that creativity plays in all lives and how educators can embed it into their programmes and teaching.
The day will also explore examples of student portfolios created in Adobe Express and examine the role that narrative plays in driving institutional change. The impact that video has will also be looked at as well as the importance of building a faculty support community and how students can share valuable lessons.
This event builds on the University’s ongoing partnership since Bath Spa became the first Adobe Creative Campus in the South West of England in 2022.
Through the partnership, Professor Helen King, Director of Learning Innovation, Development and Skills at Bath Spa University recently gave a talk at Adobe’s EduMAX 2023 conference in California on ‘Developing Curiosity, Creativity and Confidence through Authentic Assessment’.
Together with Bath Spa colleagues Rachel Garman, Student Experience Project Manager (Digital Lead), and Neil Glen, Student Experience Academic Developer, Helen will also be co-facilitating a workshop on building communities of practice at the upcoming University event. She said:
“We are delighted to be hosting this creative and thought-provoking event at Bath Spa, bringing together a community of colleagues working to provide an enhanced educational offering that will equip students with both the technical ability and tools to thrive in today’s digital world.
“Having recently attended and delivered a presentation at Adobe’s EduMAX event in USA on the importance of developing curiosity, creativity and confidence through authentic assessment, I know first-hand just how beneficial these events can be. Given our jam-packed agenda with talks from inspirational individuals, I am confident that the knowledge our attendees will soak up from our event in the heart of Bath Spa’s main campus will support them in their future digitally led endeavors to transform the overall student experience.”
For the full agenda, visit the Bath Spa University and Adobe Creative Campus collaborative event website.