LiHE 2017 Aegina Greece – Learning Centred Curriculum Design in Higher Education

18th International Symposium
Learning Centred Curriculum Design in Higher Education
May 28-June 1, 2017
Kavos Bay Seafront Hotel, Aegina Island, Greece

Join the academic event of the year. The 18th book-writing symposium on the beautiful Greek Island of Aegina only 1 hour by ferry boat from the port of Athens.

Submit your chapter proposal for double blind review. Get published worldwide by Libri Publishing Ltd., Oxfordshire, UK.

Submit chapter proposal

Submit your chapter proposal on Learning Centred Curriculum Design in Higher Education (2,000 words) for online double-blind review on or before February 27, 2017.

Submit complete chapter

If your chapter proposal is accepted submit your complete chapter (max. 10,000 words) for double blind review on or before April 17, 2017.

Participate in Greece

If your complete chapter is accepted join the group of authors on the beautiful island of Aegina in Greece to finalise the book manuscript for publication from May 28-June 1, 2017.

Ready To Submit Your Proposal?

Contribute a chapter to the book LEARNING CENTRED CURRICULUM DESIGN IN HIGHER EDUCATION to be published by Libri Publishing Ltd.

Then join fellow authors for an inspiring and productive book-writing symposium on the beautiful Greek Island of Aegina, where all authors of accepted chapters will meet to review, edit, and complete their chapters, and collaborate to finalise the manuscript for publication.

Go to the LiHE submission server to submit your chapter proposal no later than February 27, 2017.


For this international book-writing symposium, we call upon scholars and practitioners of curriculum design to submit chapters for the book LEARNING CENTRED CURRICULUM DESIGN IN HIGHER EDUCATION.

The book will be published worldwide by Libri Publishing Ltd., Oxfordshire, UK, in line with previous books of the Learning in Higher Education series. SEE OUR BOOKS ONLINE

This book is multidisciplinary!

We invite contributions from all academic disciplines. We are particularly interested in authors writing chapters that show explicitly the link between curriculum design and student learning. We call for this, because we believe that students will benefit from educations with an explicit view on how students learn through their activities of study.

Different views on curriculum exist.

Lattice & Stark (2009) for example see curriculum as an academic plan including:

* goals for student learning,

* content,

* sequence,

* instructional resources, and

* assessment method.

Here the focus is on curriculum design, syllabus planning, teaching, exams, and evaluation.

Nygaard & Bramming (2008) see curriculum as a learning-centred action plan, drawing attention to:

* student goal-setting through visible learning

* student-driven activities,

* student self-leadership,

* student self-evaluation.

Here the focus is on learning design, process facilitation, supervision, self-assessment, peer-assessment.

The book is open for any view on curriculum design as long as it is informed by theory and reflected in practice.

Clearly, curriculum design has an enormous impact on learning. Indeed, at the most basic level, curriculum design defines for the student that which is being learned, raising philosophical questions such as “Who ought to be in control of content?” or “is some knowledge more valuable than other knowledge?”. Through the choice of sequence, it affects the narrative, the logical rationale, and the cognitive links which the student might develop. And of course, it has broader implications for a student’s professionalism, job preparedness, and interest in life-long learning.

Submit your chapter which documents curriculum design in higher education centering student learning. The aspiration is to publish an anthology which is diverse in nature and which showcases concrete examples of curriculum design and learning in higher education from around the world.

Reviewers will refer to the following questions when reviewing chapter proposals:
  • Does the chapter show a clear example of curriculum design in higher education?
    • It is required that a chapter not only describes the curriculum but also documents the design principles and its application to learning in higher education.
  • Is the chapter grounded in the contemporary theory of curriculum design as it relates to learning?
    • It is important that a chapter not only describes the curriculum design but also situates it theoretically and reflects on theories of learning.
  • Does the chapter demonstrate how curriculum design enhances student learning?
    • It is expected that a chapter moves beyond speculation, and provides evidence of the enhanced student learning which results from the curriculum design.
  • Is the submission clear, compelling and concise?
    • It is a must that the chapter is written with readers in mind, using a fresh and modern style, which appeals to a broad audience.

We look forward to receiving your chapter proposal & hopefully work with you on the beautiful GREEK island of AEGINA to finalise the manuscript for publication. 



Participating author

EURO 1,550

covering symposium fee* + accommodation** + all inclusive meals*** + social programme**** + free internet access + 3 copies of the anthology when published + copies of two previous anthologies.

Accompanying spouse

EURO 520

covering accommodation** (sharing a double room with author) + all inclusive meals*** + social programme**** + free internet access.

Accompanying children

EURO 270

covering accommodation** (sharing a double room with author) + all inclusive meals*** + social programme**** + free internet access. Children under 7 are free of charge when sharing a double room with author.

Non-participating co-author

EURO 360

covering publishing fee + 3 copies of the anthology when published.

*All symposium materials.
**Accommodation on Kavos Bay Seafront Hotel 28 May to 1 June 2017.during the symposium. Double room with panoramic seaview (single use).
***1 × welcome dinner, 4 × buffet breakfast, 3 × full lunch, 2 × evening meals, 1 ×  closing banquet; accompanying drinks to all meals; fresh water, coffee, tea, soft drinks, juice and fruits ad libitum.
**** Social programme includes local cultural visits and activities for participants, spouses and children.
***** Free bus shuttle to/from Harbor of Aghia Marina (Fast Boat Alexandros to/from Athens) and Kavos Bay Seafront Hotel. All local transport during symposium included.

Absolutely no extra fees are charged. This is an all-inclusive symposium package.

Explanation of fee-structure. LiHE operates with an all-inclusive symposium package, contrary to other conference organisers, who charge you for individual activities. We believe that the LiHE-model is fairer, because you know what you get, all is inclusive, so you are not surprised with extra charges during the symposium. With the LiHE-model you know exactly what your symposium budget is *before* you go, so you can apply for funding. Compared to other conferences, we also find that the LiHE-model is less expensive.


The book is edited by Professor Dr. John Branch, University of Michigan; Professor Dr. Paul Bartholomew, Aston University; Adjunct Professor Anne Hørsted, University of Southern Denmark; Professor Dr. Claus Nygaard, Institute for Learning in Higher Education.



Libri Publishing Ltd., Brunel House, Volunteer Way, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 7YR, England. Libri is a publishing company committed to providing innovative, high quality, challenging publications for readers. It is a highly responsive publishing service for authors and client organisations. Libri was established in February 2009 by a team of colleagues who had worked together for a dozen years in professional and academic publishing, knowledge transfer, and the management and delivery of blended learning projects. Between them, Libri’s senior managers have over fifty years’ of experience in media organisations, higher education and consultancy. Their extensive expertise includes authorship, design, editing, printing and publishing, IT and e-learning pedagogy, and the design and provision of continuing professional development programmes. Libri supports its core expertise with a broad-based supply chain of long-established and highly skilled sub-contractors.

Libri Publishing Ltd. is the publisher of the following LiHE-anthologies:

  • Teaching Creativity – Creativity in Teaching

  • Postgraduate Education. Form and Function

  • Beyond Transmission – Innovations in University Teaching

  • Simulations, Games and Role-Play in University Education

  • Learning in Higher Education – Contemporary Standpoints

  • Case-Based Learning in Higher Education

  • Quality Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

  • Student Engagement. Identity, Motivation and Community

  • Learning Space Design in Higher Education

  • Technology-Enhanced Learning in Higher Education

  • Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

  • Learning to Research – Researching to Learn

  • Globalisation of Higher Education

  • Assessing Learning in Higher Education


27 February 2017: Deadline for submitting your CHAPTER PROPOSAL for this LiHE anthology (maximum 2 000 words).

6  March 2017: Notification to authors of accepted chapter proposals.

17 April 2017: Deadline for submitting your CHAPTER for this LiHE anthology (only authors who had their chapter proposals accepted can submit chapters).

24 April 2017: Notification to authors of accepted chapters.

1 May 2017: Registration & payment (only authors who had their chapters accepted can attend the symposium).

15 May 2017: Full manuscript circulated to participating authors for peer feedback.

28 May 2017 to 1 June 2017: Symposium LiHE 2017 Aegina.

Autumn 2017: Publication of anthology.



This is a residential symposium. A minimum of one author of each chapter must attend the symposium for its entire duration.



Day 1
28 May 2017
Day 2
29 May 2017
Day 3
30 May 2017
Day 4
31 May 2017
Day 5
01 Jun 2017

Arrivals, check-in, registration

Participants arrive at Kavos Bay Seafront Hotel, check-in and register for the symposium.

Welcoming of participants: reception

All participants meet & greet at the welcome reception.

Welcome dinner

Morning swim off the rocks, Morning Yoga Session

(social program, optional)



World café

My personal contribution to the symposium and the international anthology. Authors share the central themes addressed in their chapters. They work to construct central models, which can be used as points of reference in the final manuscript.


Speed dating LIHE style

Each author/chapter group gets three minutes to highlight the contribution, significance, strengths and/or weaknesses of their chapter

Individual work on refining chapters

According to the input from colleagues and editors, each participating author makes individual appointments with the editors to get feedback on their chapter.




Walk to the temple of Aphaia (social program, optional)

Walk to the temple of Aphaia (social program, optional)


Discussion of key themes of each chapter and the relations between chapters

The ambition is to further integrate the key themes and arguments of the various chapters with each other by means of cross referencing. (Use revolving round table discussions, followed by a network sheet where authors can visually indicate to which other chapters their contribution relates)

Creating an anthology

Joint development of the topic through discussion and consensus, working from the network sheet produced in the previous session. Authors are responsible for sequencing of chapters in the anthology. Authors are formed into groups to write introductionary text for the part of the anthology in which their chapter is positioned.


Visit to Paleochora, Mountain of Churches / Walk to village of Aghia Marina (social program, optional)

Visit to Paleochora, Mountain of Churches / Walk to village of Aghia Marina (social program, optional)


Individual production time

Consultation time with the editors. Based on yesterdays’ chapter reviews and the input from the thematic discussions this morning authors have four hours to edit their chapters. Possibility for Skype-sessions with co-authors not participating.




The one minute chapter revisited

Authors provide a reflection on how their chapters have changed/adapted/evolved over the past two days. Authors relate their chapter to the central models produced earlier during the symposium.

Revised review groups

New review groups organised according to the major themes that emerged from the network sheet meet to help each other bring all edited chapters into shape.


Visit to Aegina Town

for those who want to see the old Capitol of Greece, lunch on your own / lunchbox provided by hotel (social program, optional).

Academic café

Joint articles, research projects, networks. Authors discuss possibilities for future collaborative academic work. Ideas for activities are shared and participants can team up to create work plans.

Taking LiHE forward

The next three LiHE themes, suggestions for future actions. Promo-video recording for the purpose of marketing the anthology. Authors talk to camera on their own contribution to the anthology.

Farewell dinner

Demonstrating Learning in Higher Education

Interactive group session to highlight learning points from the LiHE-symposium in a collaborative format.


Finalising the production plan for the anthology

Submission of finalised chapters on USB sticks and e-mail.

Ferry leaves from Aghia Marina Harbour

Ferry leaves from Aghia Marina Harbour. Arrival time in Athens, approx. 11.45. Bus transport to airport, approx 1h:15m. Arrival time airport, approx 1pm.