Plenary Speaker Profile

Dr. Tracy Penny Light is Professor and Director of the Leadership and Excellence in Academic Development (LEAD) Division in the Department of Educational Services at St. George’s University, Grenada West Indies and President of the Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL), the international ePortfolio community of practice.  Her education research explores how ePortfolios and storytelling foster deep learning and transform education.  Her publications include Becoming: Transformative Storytelling for Education’s Future (with Laura Colket and M. Adam Carswell),  Electronic Portfolios and Student Success (with Helen L. Chen), Documenting Learning with ePortfolios: A Guide for College Instructors (with Helen L. Chen and John Ittelson), Bodily Subjects: Essays on Gender and Health, 1800-2000 (with Wendy Mitchinson and Barbara Brookes) and Feminist Pedagogy in Higher Education: Critical Theory and Practice (with Jane Nicholas and Renee Bondy).

Change as/for Learning in Higher Education: Reflections on Discourses of Change

We have experienced no shortage of change over the last two years, not just in higher education but in society more broadly.  How can we leverage these changes to create new opportunities for learning and teaching?  In this talk I share ideas, drawn from different discourses of change in my own work, for transforming higher education.

SAMLA is honored to host Dr. Tracy Penny Light at SAMLA 94 in November 2022.


Additional Information

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