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Human Teaching Book Event

This event took place on 24 November 2021 and it was a great opportunity to meet the WIHEA Peer Advance Contacts and other new colleagues, and to discover innovative areas of teaching practice.

WIHEA and ADC hosted an online Human Teaching Book - akin to a Human Library but with a teaching focus.

'Human books' shared their experiences of introducing various ideas into their teaching practice. They met 'readers' in virtual rooms and had the chance to explain a little more about what they do. This was a great opportunity to learn something new and meet others with similar interests to build communities of practice across the institution.

What is the Human Teaching Book event ?

Like a Human Library, this event aimed to establish a positive framework and safe space for dialogue between readers and a Human teaching Book. The concept is based on personal conversation rather than a presentation or lecture. It is not just a story, it’s an engagement and interaction, a Q&A from a lived perspective sharing experiences of embedding new ideas into teaching practice.

Why the Human Teaching Book event?

The Human Teaching Book event represented a unique opportunity to engage in open conversation with Human Teaching Books and learn about their experience of changing their teaching practice.

If you have any questions, or would like more information about this event, please email

What 'books' were present at the event?

We had 'Human Teaching Books' on co-creation, undergraduate research, values-based teaching, public engagement, anti-racist pedagogy and decolonising the curriculum. Check back for more details on this soon.