ECE2013

“Learning and Teaching Through Transformative Spaces”

July 11–14, 2013 | Thistle Brighton, Brighton, UK

The European Conference on Education 2013 (ECE2013) was held alongside The European Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2013 (ECTC2013). Our largest European event attracted 350 delegates from over 40 countries in a programme chaired by Professor Sue Jackson, Pro-Vice Master of Teaching & Learning at Birkbeck, University of London (UK), and Professor Barbara Lockee of Virginia Tech (USA).

The plenary session brought together a number of thought leaders in UK higher education, including 2013 Keynote Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln (UK), who looked at Social Mobility in the current climate of austerity. Professor Stuart also chaired a panel addressing the conference theme with Professor Rosemary Deem, OBE, Vice-Principal (Education), Professor of Higher Education Management at Royal Holloway, University of London (UK) and Professor Miriam David, Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Education.

A plenary panel was lead by Professor Sue Jackson, and featured leading academics from Brighton’s two universities: Professor Yvonne Hillier from the University of Brighton, and Professor Valerie Hey and Dr Linda Morrice of the University of Sussex. The ECTC2013 Featured Speaker was Professor Catherine McLoughlin of the Catholic University of Australia, who looked at the rise of the MOOC, and its role in modern higher education.