The Centre for Professional and Lifelong Education (CPLE) and Graduate School hosted on May 31st the annual Teaching, Learning and Research Symposium 2022. This year's Symposium aimed at enabling academic staff to share pedagogical practices that advance student engagement and promote innovation in teaching and research. It also recognized the staff's commitment and contribution to the university.
Dr. Michael Clarke, First Deputy Rector (Academic Affairs) of the Westminster International University in Tashkent welcomed the participants while keynote speaker Professor Andrew Linn focused his presentation on the importance of paying attention to the voices of all stakeholders in language planning if policies on language use are likely to be accepted and effective. The subsequent 11 presenters shared their thought-provoking presentations, inviting the attendees to rethink and reflect on the critical areas of teaching and learning, ranging from digital literacy, assessment, and university contribution to the emerging teaching practices such as experiential and game-based learning. While each speaker emphasized the need to rethink our current academic practices, the special focus was on increasing the quality of teaching.
The event ended with the announcement of the Symposium winners. The panel of judges consisted of Alisher Pulatov, Dean of School of Law, Education and Technology of WIUT, Professor Andrew Linn and Zohid Askarov, Dean of School of Business and Economics of WIUT. The first place was awarded to Abdulaziz Djalilov and Feruza Yodgorova for their presentation on game-based learning.