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Pedagogicon 2022


The Pedagogicon is a national conference focused on teaching and learning, coordinated and hosted by Eastern Kentucky University. The inaugural conference was held in 2014. Each year, the Pedagogicon attracts hundreds of scholars throughout Kentucky and beyond to discuss and exchange ideas and strategies focused on current and emerging themes.

Relationship-Rich Education in Teaching & Learning

A conference sponsored by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

To be held virtually May 19-20, 2022

Registration for Pedagogicon 2022 has ended.

Full Schedule Available Here.

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Keynote Speaker


Relationship-Rich Education In (and Beyond) Our Courses

Peter Felten, Assistant Provost for Teaching & Learning, Elon University.

Decades of research demonstrate that the quality of student-faculty, student-staff, and student-student interactions are foundational to engaging, inclusive, and meaningful learning. Our courses -- whether face-to-face, online, or something in between -- can and should be relationship-rich environments that enhance learning, motivation, and belonging for all students. Drawing on some 400 interviews with students, faculty, and staff across U.S. higher education, this interactive session will explore practical, research-informed approaches to cultivate educationally purposeful student-faculty and student-student relationships in (and beyond) our courses.

Peter Felten is executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, assistant provost for teaching and learning, and professor of history at Elon University. He works with colleagues on institution-wide teaching and learning initiatives, and on the scholarship of teaching and learning. In his teaching, Peter aims to help students think critically and write clearly about the connections between the lives of individual people and larger themes in history. As a scholar, he has published six books about undergraduate education including most recently (with Leo Lambert), Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020). He has served as president of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2016-17) and also of the POD Network (2010-2011), the U.S. professional society for educational developers. He is co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development, on the advisory board of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), and a fellow of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, a foundation that works to advance equity in higher education.

Previous Themes:

2021 Pedagogicon - Agile Teaching & Learning

2020 Pedagogicon - Students as Partners in Teaching & Learning

2019 - Transparency in Learning & Teaching

2018 - Student-Centered Teaching & Learning

2017 – Innovations in Teaching & Learning

2016 – Exploring High-Impact Educational Practices Using Scholarly & Creative Teaching

2015 – Closing the Achievement Gap through Scholarly & Creative Teaching

2014 - Practicing Scholarly & Creative Teaching

Conference Proceedings 

The Pedagogicon also publishes an annual Proceedings, released each fall. Access the conference proceedings here.


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