Tom Burns

Presenter at #ALDCon22

Institution: London Metropolitan University


Burns, Tom is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Professional and Educational Development at London Metropolitan University, developing innovations with a special focus on praxes that ignites student curiosity, and develop power and voice.  Always interested in theatre and the arts, and their role in teaching and learning, Tom has set up adventure playgrounds, community events and festivals for his local community, and feeds arts-based practice into his learning, teaching and assessment practices. Tom is a Senior Fellow of Advance HE, a Certified Leading Practitioner in Learning Development and a University Teaching Fellow. Heis co-author of Teaching, Learning and Study Skills: A Guide for Tutors and Essential Study Skills: The Complete Guide to Success at University (5th Edition, 2022). Tom has co-authored ‘Supporting Student Writing and Other Modes of Learning and Assessment ( – with Sandra Abegglen and Sandra Sinfield – together with other books and book chapters on learning and teaching.


Abegglen, S. Burns, T. (2022) Supporting student writing and other modes of learning and assessment: A staff guide. Lightning talk presented at the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education Conference 2022.

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