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Distinguished Lecture Series: Seminar on “Learning in the 21st Century”

Distinguished Lecture Series:  Seminar on “Learning in the 21st Century”

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2016/12/15 (Thursday)


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Jockey Club Lecture Theater (IVE/MH)









Mr Mark Holton

Mark Holton is Director of Organisation Development for the University Group and a Director on the Board of CU Services Limited. Mark has been at the Coventry University since 2006, helping develop the Organisation Development response in support of the University’s Teaching, Learning, Research and Global strategies. Before this, Mark worked in the private sector within Retail and Financial Services and in Consulting.

Mark led the team that received the Times Higher award for Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development in Higher Education on behalf of the Coventry University in 2008. He also personally led the design and delivery of the 2012 Olympic Ambassador Training Programme for the Coventry Ambassadors.

Mark has an MA in Strategic Human Resource Management and has worked in the fields of learning and leadership development for 30 years. His current interests lie in the arenas of intercultural aspects of Teaching, Learning and Leadership, alongside the impact that technology is having on learning and teaching. His personal recent international programme delivery includes the Far East, Southern Asia, the Middle East, West and South Africa.

About the Seminar

What is changing in the way our students approach learning and what are the implications for us in the design and delivery of teaching and learning? Students today live in a technology enabled, globally conncted world. They want to learn at pace and be able to apply their learning quickly, with impact. In this seminar we will explore ways in which we, as teachers and educators need to both respond to their changing learning preferences and take advantage of new approaches to the design and delivery of teaching and learning.


  • Learning theory and teaching in the 21st Century
  • The impact of technology on teaching and learning
  • The “flipped classroom”, Activity Led and Problem Based approaches
  • Teaching and learning in a Global environment

The seminar is suitable for anyone involved in teaching or academic development, especially for colleagues in their early/mid careers. This seminar would typically be part of an early module of Post Graduate Certificate Programme for academic staff in the Coventry University.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of this seminar, the participants would be able to:

  • Apply the principles of activity led and problem based learning to their own teaching practice
  • Review the way that flipped classroom practices and technology is used in course design and teaching methods
  • Review their own practice in the light of the international and intercultural aspirations of students in the 21st century

Medium of Instruction

This seminar will be conducted in English.


For enquiries, please contact us for details:

Mr Eddie Yu
Tel: 2836 1810

Ms Gloria Chung
Tel: 2919 1557

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