25 June 2021

Welcome to Business & Law’s Festival of TaLEnt.

Please join us online for a day celebrating excellence in Teaching and Learning in BAL. Below you will find information on the sessions available to attend along with links to join the sessions.

Take a look at the full schedule below.

Sessions may be recorded to allow you to revisit in the coming months, or to catch up on sessions you may have missed. Further information on the DMU recording policy is here.


Keynote session

Sustaining Excellence

Chair: Professor Katie Normington, Vice Chancellor

The BAL Strategy for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Chair: Leanne de Main


Themed sessions

Academic Development

Chair: Linda Hickson

Valuing professional recognition for educators

hELP: finding your way

Programme Leadership – Sharing good practice from Advance HE development programme

Graduate Outcomes

Chair: Leena Dattani Demirci

Is a degree worth it?
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Embedding Employability into the Curriculum
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Involving Employers in the Curriculum, a guest lecture is not the only option
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Developing Global Graduates from a Malaysian Perspective

Chair: Nas Harrison

Feedback & Assessment
Inclusive Curriculum
Academic Development
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Dr Ibiwani Hussain, Jasminder Kaur and Dr Jason Turner from Asia Pacific University


Keynote session – Decolonisation – Developing an Anti-Racist Pedagogy of Tomorrow

Chair: Mel Crofts

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Breakout Session 1

Breakout Session 1: draws upon the recent work undertaken to critically review and transform the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
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Breakout Session 2

Breakout 2: examines the development of anti-racist pedagogy through the reading list – Kaye Towlson
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Breakout Session 3

Breakout 3: explores the intersectionality of race and language within a teaching and learning context.
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Themed sessions

Inclusive Curriculum

Chair: Neil young

The Case for Diversity in Developing an Inclusive Curriculum – Dr Natasha Katuta Mwila
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Showcasing Decolonising in Practice – Amelia Gascoigne-Roberts
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Student Voice

Chair: Chris Odindo

Lessons from long term data on DMU student voices (30 minutes) – Derrick Mensah

Enhancing and supporting the international student experience: insights from our International Students Lecturers – International tutor team

Pedagogy and Scholarship

Chair: Roger Saunders

International Business Conversations on YouTube -Irina Gokh

YouTube: Taking Scholarship and impact beyond borders – Dr Oluwasoye Mafimisebi

Innovative Assessment for Learning – Roger Saunders

Reflecting on Self-Reflection: Do the students understand why we use such assessments? – Ros Lishman and Alistair Jones


Themed sessions

Digital Teaching and Learning

Chair: Ros Lishman

In this interactive session we will be sharing our collective #DigitalTeachNology.
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Assessment and Feedback

Chair: Demola Obembe

Roundtable Discussion: Rethinking the Future of Assessments

This session will explore issues around the evolution of assessment practice, (ir)relevance of exams, authentic assessments, student-centred assessments, and impactful feedback.

Ethics and Sustainability

Chair: Regina Frank

What is PRME?

An interactive discussion on the six PRME Principles

Examples of Embedding Sustainable Development Goals in and beyond the Curriculum

SDGs and why they matter in management education

Peter Stokes, Divya Jyoti, Fred Mear and Regina Frank


BAL Teaching and Learning Awards 2021