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The Teaching and Learning Festival Designing Learning 2022

The Teaching & Learning Festival: Designing Learning took place between 6th and 8th September 2022, with external keynote speakers and workshops focusing on four themes:

Education for Sustainable Development

Wellbeing in the Curriculum

Developing Inclusive Curricula

Authentic Assessment

Recordings and slides from the sessions are available from the links below

Session title


Response & Responsibility: Creating a sustainable future through higher education

Zoe Robinson (Keele University)

The University of Reading Approach to Embedding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)


Introduction (Stuart Black)

Education for Sustainable Development (Nasreen Majid)

Education for Sustainable Development and the University of Reading’s Collections (Rhi Smith)

Bee Meadow Project (Jo Anna Reed Johnson)

Nasreen Majid

Rhi Smith

Jo Anna Reed Johnson

Facilitated by Stuart Black

Student wellbeing and the curriculum

Gareth Hughes (Student Minds)

Understanding the role of teaching & learning in student wellbeing – a showcase


Supporting Pharmacy Student Wellbeing (Catherine Langran)

The Student Voice on Wellbeing (Alexandra Hayward)

Trauma-informed Pedagogy and Crafting Happy Places (Rhi Smith)

Catherine Langran

Alexandra Hayward

Rhi Smith

Facilitated by Joy Collier

Supporting and developing inclusive curricula through student engagement

Annie Hughes & Tamara Reid (Kingston University)

Reflecting on the Inclusion Consultants pilot: enhancing inclusivity at the University of Reading


Decolonising the Curriculum at the University of Reading (Allan Laville)

Reflecting on the Inclusion Consultants pilot: Enhancing inclusivity at the University of Reading (Mathew Haine)

Allan Lavilleand Mathew Haine

Unlocking the Potential of Authentic Assessment

Lydia Arnold (Harper Adams University)

Authentic Assessment Showcase



A practical toolkit for the student-led design of inclusive and authentic assessments (Liz Conaghan)

Authentic Assessment at Programme Level (Emma Bennett)

Deveoping Authentic Assessment in the Department of Real Estate and Planning (Victor Nicholls and Mark Dobson)


Liz Conaghan

Emma Bennett

Victor Nicholls and Mark Dobson

Facilitated by Nina Brooke

Learning Design: As easy as ABC

Daniel Barker, Michael Kilmister, Tony Churchill