IBILTA began as a conversation between faculty at block and intensive-based institutions in Australia, North America and China. Although geographically disparate we found ourselves on similar journeys in terms of pedagogy, experience, discoveries and issues. As the conversation grew, so did the desire to reach out to others treading the same path by seeking to:
advance scholarship and practice in block and intensive-mode pedagogy, education and research;
share and disseminate block and intensive-mode education knowledge and practice;
build networks and promote greater collaboration between the association's Members and its various stakeholders and alliance partners.
This conference is for all block and intensive teaching educators, and administrators, and those wanting to learn about block and intensive teaching to share ideas, experiences and research. There will be opportunities to exchange teaching/learning pedagogies and innovations in student engagement strategies.