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This page lists recently anounced events and news items, e.g. upcoming conferences, grant awards, prizes, call for papers, journal special issues.
Last update: 27 September 2019
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  • Eight International Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference
    The 8th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference will be held at University College London (UCL), London, United Kingdom from July 8-10, 2020
    The closing deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday 6th December, 2019.

    For more details please visit the conference website:

  • Special Issue on Threshold Concepts in Health and Social Care
    International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care, 6, (1), 2018): Special Issue: Threshold Concepts in Health and Social Care is now available.
    This is a guest-edited special edition, exploring how threshold concepts are being put to use in health and social care education, to foster the capabilities required in professional practice. The editors of this special edition are Linda Martindale, Sarah Barradell, Hilary Neve and Ray Land.           (last accessed: 23 August 2018)

  • Best Writing Accolade
    The paper of Sinéad Breen and Ann O’Shea, Threshold Concepts and Undergraduate Mathematics Teaching, has been included by Princeton University Press in their compilation The Best Writing on Mathematics 2017:           (last accessed: 24 October 2017)

  • Academy of Social Sciences and Threshold Concepts
    The United Kingdom Academy of Social Sciences, through its Campaign for Social Science, has identified Threshold Concepts as one of twelve examples of excellent Social Science in Education that have influenced public policy or society. The 'Campaign for Social Science' regularly publishes Making the Case for the Social Sciences booklets and in a 2017 booklet the theme is education and in which threshold concepts are featured as:
    Improving learning by identifying threshold concepts

  • Seventh International Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference
    The 7th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference will be held on June 12-16, 2018 at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, United States
    Conference theme: Thorny Thresholds: Identity, Transfer, Research, Assessment
    Conference Web Page with tentative programme schedule and keynote speakers:

  • Threshold Concepts and Conceptual Difficulty
    Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PESTLHE), 12, (2), 2017; Special Edition: Threshold Concepts 2017 is now available. The great majority of the articles in this special issue were first presented at the 5th International Biennial Conference on Threshold Concepts held at Collingwood College in the University of Durham from 9th-11th July 2014.
    Special Edition Editors: Ray Land and Julie Rattray, Durham University, UK:           (last accessed: 10 May 2017)

  • ACRL 2017 Conference, At The Helm: Leading Transformation
    The Proceedings of the ACRL 2017 Conference, At The Helm: Leading Transformation, are now available. The role of threshold comncepts in the ACRL Framework is either discussed in detail or commented on in several of the presented papers:

  • A Best Paper Award [Computing]
    Kate Sanders and Robert McCartney have been awarded a Best Paper Award at Koli Calling '16, the 16th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research, Koli, Finland, November 24-27, 2016 for their paper Threshold concepts in computing: past, present and future, []

  • A Best Paper Award [Entrepreneurship]
    Lucy Hatt has been awarded the Best Paper Award at the 3E Conference - ECSB Entrepreneurship Education Conference in Leeds, UK on 11-13 May 2016 for her paper What’s distinctive about Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Education? - threshold concepts and expertise
    L Hatt ECSB Paper.pdf

  • Threshold Concepts in Practice
    The book, Threshold Concepts in Practice, edited by Land, Meyer & Flanagan is now available (Book Details)

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