Transformative Teaching
Focus on Pedagogy 2022

Event Date: November 15-17, 2022
Abstract Date: October 5, 2022
A virtual conference: Florida State University, University of Dundee, Zayed University


The past two years of online teaching have forced educators to reconfigure their pedagogical practice. As a result, we have been obliged to look at academia in practical ways. However, the higher education sector has never only been about delivering classes. It has also never existed in isolation. It teaches students the skills of their disciplines – from art, design, the social sciences and the humanities, to health studies, environmental sciences, technology and engineering. It prepares them for a world of work and practice. In the process, it seeks to ‘transform’ them – opening them to the myriad possibilities education brings.

Considered in this context there are multiple issues we need to consider. How we support entry level students. How we develop disciplinary knowledge and expertise. How we avoid thinking in silos. How we foster critical self-reflection and lifelong learning. In a technologically fluid world, how do we keep up with changing uses of media? How do educators stay ‘connected’ with modes of student learning? How do we respond to cultural expectations?

All this is connected to the ‘world outside’. The professionals we ‘produce’ will engage with communities. In the best of cases, they will transform them. They will also work with industry – whether in the built environment, the creative industries, the cultural sector, or the worlds of health and education. How then, do we prepare our students for the social and workplace issues and players they will meet? In short, how are we contributing to the transformative experience of education?





The premise of this conference and its publications with Routledge is that this is a useful moment for reflection across disciplines.  We are beginning to move beyond the pandemic and its focus on online teaching. As such, we need to re-highlight multifaceted considerations of what we do in our different disciplines: how we teach, how students learn, and how we engage beyond the academy’s walls.

In exploring these ideas, this conference welcomes delegates from various fields: Art and Design – art practice, graphic design, digital art, spatial design and architecture; Social Sciences – Health studies, sociology, cultural studies, media, film and communication studies; Environmental Sciences –  urban design, sustainability, engineering, technology and geography. Presentations are welcome on a range of related issues – from skills building, creative exploration and personal development, to critical thinking, external engagement, post education employment, and more.

The conference also welcomes presentations that respond to the specific themes of interest to the partner institutions on the event:

Florida State University: Creativity, Uncertainty and Social Responsibility in Education | University of Dundee: Transformative Learning, Activism and Reflexivity in Education | Zayed University: Design Economies – Connecting the Academy to creative Industries.

Image: Sylvia Yang


  • Teaching
  • Learning
  • Education
  • Art
  • Design
  • Architecture(s)
  • Planning
  • Sustainability
  • History
  • Art History
  • Media
  • Communications
  • Science & Technology
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Pedagogy

Key Dates

Abstracts (Round 2)
05 October 2022
15 October 2022
15-17 November 2022
Full Paper Submissions
30 January 2023
Full Paper Resubmissions
10 May 2023
30 Aug 2023


Florida State University
Creativity, Uncertainty and Social Responsibility in Education
University of Dundee
Transformative Learning, Activism and Reflexivity in Education
Zayed University
Design Economies – Connecting the Academy to Creative Industries
Technologies, Virtualities and Distance - The New Norms of Teaching and Learning?
Cross Institutional
Modes of Teaching and Learning – Case Studies and Experiments in Pedagogical Practice


Zoom: We welcome live presentations via Zoom. 

Pre-recorded:  Pre-recorded presentations or films will be available permanently on the AMPS Academic YouTube channel.

Lightning Talks: For delegates wishing to offer shorter presentations of their work. Subject to the level of interest.

Written papers: In all cases, delegates can present full written papers for inclusion in all associated conference publications.

Zoom: (15-20 mins)
Pre-recorded video: (15-20 mins)
Lightning talk: (5-6 mins)
Written papers: (3000 words)



The publishers that AMPS works with include UCL Press, Routledge Taylor & Francis, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Vernon Press, Libri Publishing and Intellect Books.


Conference outputs include the AMPS Proceedings Series, ISSN 2398-9467; Special Issue Publications of the academic journal Architecture_MPS ISSN 2020-9006; Books with the publishing houses listed above and short films available on the AMPS Academic YouTube Channel.


Written papers are optional.  If submitted they should be 3,000 word length. Formatting instructions to follow after the conference. All papers are double- blind peer reviewed for the AMPS Conference Proceedings Series. Subject to review, selected authors will be invited to develop longer versions as articles in the academic journal Architecture_MPS or in specially produced conference books.



Submissions & Registration:

Registration Delegate Fee: $385 USD  |  Audience Fee: $190 USD                                                                                                  Queries:


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