LSE Education Forums

Bringing together colleagues involved in education across the School to listen to speakers from amongst their teaching peers and share their effective practice. Usually 2 hours in duration. Our forums take place once in Autumn Term and once in Winter Term, with our LSE Education Symposium (a larger event) being held in Spring Term.

The Education Forum will return in Autumn Term 2024/25. Watch this space!

Previous events 2023/24

Winter Term Education Forum (Wednesday 14 February)

Generative AI and Education

The rapid rise in Generative AI tools is prompting us all to reflect on our approaches to educational practices. In the Winter Term Education Forum, we aimed to give LSE students and staff the space to explore how and where they are are already using these tools in their teaching and learning and what the implications of this might be for our community.

We heard from members of the Student Education Panel, who explored the theme at a recent meeting, as well as staff who are integrating generative AI into their teaching and assessment. There was a chance for attendees to discuss their own experiences and to raise any questions, concerns, or suggestions about our future approaches.

You can watch videos of our colleagues' presentations here.

Time    Speaker(s) 
2pm  Welcome and introductions Dr Claire Gordon 
2.10pm How am I currently using AI? Should we incorporate AI routinely into teaching? Should our curriculum and teaching methods change to reflect advances in AI?  Group discussions
2.30pm Student perspectives on Generative AI and education Students from the LSE Student Education Panel
3pm Staff experiences of Generative AI and education Prof Charlie Beckett (Department of Media and Communications), Dr Michael Lerner (Department of Government) and Dr Diana Weinhold (Department of International Development)
3.30pm What are the implications of what I've heard today? What would I like to know more about? How can the School support me (and my colleagues) more? In the age of AI, should individual disciplines and disciplinary expertise still be the foundations of how and what we teach? Group discussions
 3:50pm  Closing summary  Prof Emma McCoy

Autumn Term Education Forum - Thursday 19 October 

Student Voice at LSE: moving forward from discussion to impact

Student voice has become a growing area of interest in UK higher education, underlined by recent National Student Survey scores. The Autumn term Education Forum focused on how the LSE community understands student voice and explore ways in which colleagues are embedding student feedback and experiences into their everyday practices in the classroom and beyond. We heard from both staff and students, and worked together to develop a stronger understanding of student voice so that all our students genuinely feel their voices are heard during their time at LSE.

Download the Forum schedule here