1.   KEYNOTE PANEL  (Tuesday 25 October)

Topic: How assessment practices can be changed to support a transformative student experience.


  • Professor YANG Lan (University of Hong Kong)
  • Professor Francois Cilliers (University of Cape Town)
  • Professor Richard Stevens (Stellenbosch University)

For more information, click here to view the Keynote Panel Concept Note.


2.  KEYNOTE SPEAKER  (Wednesday 26 October)

Speaker: Professor Paul Ashwin

Topic: to be confirmed

Paul Ashwin is Professor of Higher Education and Head of the Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University, United Kingdom.  Paul’s research focuses on teaching, learning and curriculum practices in higher education and how they are shaped by higher education policies.

His recent books include ‘Transforming University Education: A manifesto’ (Bloomsbury 2020) and he is the lead author of Reflective Teaching in Higher Education (2015, 2020 Bloomsbury), which is designed for all those working in higher education who are interested in further developing research-informed approaches to university teaching.

Paul is Deputy Director of the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE), a coordinating editor for the international journal ‘Higher Education,’ and co-editor of the Bloomsbury book series ‘Understanding Student Experiences of Higher Education’.