Evolving pedagogy, leveraging technology & embracing collaboration to enhance student outcomes
Conference Date
20th & 21st March 2019
CQ Functions Melbourne
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Embracing innovation & new ways of working in teaching & learning
The landscape of learning and teaching in higher education is constantly evolving. Propelled by innovation with technology, globalisation and the need to create workforce-ready graduates, universities are looking towards the future of learning.

Getting on the front-foot of innovation, the higher education sector is looking at how to renew educational approaches to enhance quality teaching and learning, how to build staff and student capacity and how to boost collaboration to deliver good educational and career outcomes.

As tertiary institutions navigate this transformation, the Future Teaching & Learning in Higher Education conference will bring together senior representatives in teaching and learning to share strategic and practical insights on driving sustainable change in education, technology-enhanced learning, educational redesign and future-focused learning.

Gain tangible strategies on how universities are
  • Evolving & adapting to the changing learning & teaching context in higher education
  • Designing for learning to enhance student outcomes & experience
  • Aligning pedagogy with technology
  • Innovating with online education & MOOCs
  • Building employability into curricula & assessment
  • Renewing curricula to enhance outcomes & skills
Who will attend?
Senior leaders and representatives in higher education with roles of Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Directors, Deans & Associate Deans, Managers & Senior Lecturers with responsibility for:
  • Teaching & Learning / Academic
  • Education Innovation & Transformation
  • Learning Design
  • Curriculum
  • Digital Learning / Technology Enhanced Learning
  • E-learning / Online learning

Attend to learn:

  • Integrate technology into pedagogy to enhance student learning
  • Leverage learning design & curriculum reform to deliver better student outcomes
  • Embed employability into learning & teaching
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Key Speakers

Professor Ian Solomonides
Vice President, Learning & Teaching
Victoria University
Professor Mike Keppell
Pro Vice-Chancellor & Professor, Learning & Teaching
Taylor's University, Malaysia
Professor Peter Goodyear
Professor of Education, Centre for Research on Learning & Innovation
The University of Sydney
Professor Romy Lawson
Murdoch University


What People Are Saying

  • “This conference gathered the most inspirational and professional speakers of the topic. There were plenty of opportunities to engage with other attendees and speakers.”

    Eszter Kiss
    Lecturer & Coordinator - Leading to Work Program, James Cook University & 2017 Past Attendee


  • Date: 26 May 2016  By: Leah Shmerling

    Fay is a student enrolled to study a marketing course. She has forgone her full-time job to work part-time to help make ends meet, and tries to balance her personal and study life. At her tertiary institute, she regularly attends weekly classes, completes the reading, and works diligently to write and submit the unit assessments. …

  • Date: 17 Apr 2016  By: Judi Green

    Career success for university graduates requires the involvement of all stakeholders. The outcomes are best when the university leadership is actively involved. Monash University has been innovative in this area, and the Focus Monash: Strategic Plan 2015-2020, includes aims for ensuring that the skills Monash students learn prepare them for a successful and varied career. …

  • Date: 6 Apr 2016  By: Josephine O'Brien

    Research shows that the student experience can make a big difference in employability, but only if strategies are embedded in curriculum and assessment, and only when employability is championed by every educator in every subject. Through an Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching grant, Associate Professor Shelley Kinash led a team of researchers to …

  • Date: 23 Mar 2016  By: Shirley Alexander

    At the recent annual Universities Australia conference, the opening keynote speaker, Jo Ritzen, ­argued that graduate outcomes have as much impact on innovation as research. Noting that “unlike iron ore, higher education is a value added export”, Dr Ritzen called for greater investment and support for education to enable it to make the contribution to …

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