All Comers Welcome:

Educating for community and growth
Online: Wednesday, 2nd December 2020

What was intended for the conference in May needs some adjusting for the conference in December. What an incredible time we’re having! And it may well stay incredible well into the new year. By then we’ll be seasoned explorers of virtual pedagogy, and experts in engaging tired and stressed students.

The conference retains its title but now the methodologies and pedagogy available to practitioners has changed. There has been a shift in how practitioners’ ‘position’ themselves in the process of enabling students to learn. Unable to guide and respond to student feedback in ‘real time’, practitioners have had to adopt different roles – guides, mentors, online course designers… - and elicit student responses to show their learning, their questions and to keep them safe.

We invite you to consider these two propositions:

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Teachers as life-long learners.


VALBEC gratefully acknowledges the support of Adult, Community and Further Education.

2020 VALBEC Conference