Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

Critical perspectives on professional learning: Sixth Annual Conference

17 June 2013
University House, University of Leeds

Keynote speakers

  • Practice theory perspectives on professional learning, by Dr Ann Reich, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
  • Intersectional learning: new venues for professional learning in collaborative and transformative formats, by Professor Linda Lundgaard Andersen, Roskilde University, Denmark.


This one-day conference is the sixth in a series of professional learning, organised by the University of Leeds and Birkbeck University of London.

We define professional learning in broad terms. The conference will be of interest and relevance to those concerned with initial and ongoing professional learning, both in work and in educational contexts. This is reflected in our focus on professional learning in universities, workplaces and in continuing professional development and education.

Participants come from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds such as education, medicine, health and social care, law, engineering and management. The conference brings together academics and practitioners concerned with the training and development of professionals.

Conference venue

The conference will take place at University House, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT. The venue is a 10-15 minute walk from Leeds city centre and information on accommodation in Leeds is available on the Welcome to Yorkshire tourism website at www.yorkshire.com.

Costs and registration

The conference will cost £95 for the day. A reduced fee may be available for un-waged PhD students (please enquire). The conference registration form is attached and should be completed and returned to Shelley Fielden at s.a.fielden@leeds.ac.uk

Participating organisations

  • Centre for Research in Professional Education
    • The Centre is housed in the Leeds Institute of Medical Education at the University of Leeds.  It provides a focus for research and teaching in the field of professional education.
  • Birkbeck, University of London
    • Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre for academic excellence and London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education.
  • Learning, Leadership and Policy – School of Education, University of Leeds
    • We research professional learning and ‘learning in the professions’: the ways in which education professionals are trained and practise lifelong learning.  This spans primary and secondary schooling, further and higher education and interprofessional clinical education.

Further information

Further information is available from Shelley Fielden, LIME, 7.09 Worsley Building, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9NL.  Tel +4 (0)113 3437602, email s.a.fielden@leeds.ac.uk

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