The 2016 Thresholds Conference is being held at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, Canada. We are very excited to have Linda Adler-Kassner (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Elizabeth Wardle (University of Central Florida) giving an opening plenary titled “”Naming What We Know (in Writing Studies): Engaging Troublesome Trends in Educational Policy and Practice.” We also have Ray Land (Durham University) giving our closing keynote address, titled “Learning on a Heroic Scale: Threshold Concepts, Hollywood, and the Greatest Story Ever Told.” We have three Canadian leaders in threshold concepts, Shannon Murray (UPEI), Anne-Marie Ryan (Dalhousie), and Julie Timmermans (UWaterloo) on a plenary panel discussing “Our students at the edge.” And we have concurrent sessions from presenters around the world giving sessions, including:
– Different Journeys: Conceptual Threshold Crossings in Doctoral Learning – Catalysts, Contexts and Culture (Gina Wisker)
– Curriculum on the Edge: Designing for Liminality in Learning Experiences (Virginia Tucker)
– I’m not the Education Person: from threshold concepts to threshold experiences (Sydney Shep and Mark Sheehan)
-Thresholds and Gateways: Learning and Pedagogical Change in Introductory Courses (Peter Felten, Susannah McGowan and Joshua Caulkins
– And many others!
Full program available soon. Registration information here