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
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
- 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
- Students as Partners – reimaging university education through a partnership lens
- Integrating standards for quality holistic course design
- Future-capable higher education: A connectedness learning approach
- INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Taylor’s Curriculum Transformation: Enhancing the Employability of Students with Life Skills
Professor Ian Solomonides is Vice President Learning and Teaching at Victoria University in Melbourne. He has led and been involved in a number of large scale changes, including the implementation of the revolutionary VU Block Model. Ian was previously Director of the Learning and Teaching Centre at Macquarie University in Sydney and Program Leader for Furniture and Product Design degrees at Nottingham Trent University in the UK. Ian is a qualified and award winning teacher and holds a PhD in Undergraduate Engineering Education. His professional interests primarily focus on the quality of student learning, student engagement and the student experience. He was formerly the President of the Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development, now CAULLT and is on the TEQSA Register of Experts.
Taylor's University, Malaysia
Michael leads the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching portfolio that is focused on driving curriculum transformation, learning, teaching and assessment at the University. He also leads the Integrated Teaching and Life-long Learning Centre at Taylor’s (INTELLECT) that is focused on the provision holistic teaching and learning experiences for staff and students. INTELLECT has four departments: Teaching and Educational Development (TED), Student Development (SD), Student Success Centre (SSC) and eLearning Academy (eLA).
INTELLECT is committed to supporting the University, Faculties, Schools, and individual academic staff in transforming teaching and learning. We undertake curriculum transformation, transformational learning and teaching through blended learning and learning-oriented assessment. Student development focuses on providing a holistic and broad-based student curriculum through our SHINE and Life Skills Program. Before commencing at Taylor’s University, Michael was Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning Transformations at Swinburne University; Executive Director, Australian Digital Futures Institute at University of Southern Queensland and Professor of Higher Education and Director, The Flexible Learning Institute at Charles Sturt University. Prior to this, he has a long professional history in higher education in Australia, Canada and Hong Kong and has worked at seven different universities. His expertise centres on curriculum design, innovative learning design of blended and online learning environments, educational technology, global partnerships and authentic assessment for large-scale transformations. His research and practice focuses on personalised learning, learning design, digital futures, learning spaces, blended learning, authentic assessment and leadership using design-based research. He was the first Australian to be elected to the Board of the Open Education Consortium and is a Life Member of ASCILITE.
The University of Sydney
Peter Goodyear is Professor of Education at The University of Sydney – a position he took up in 2003. From 2015 to 2017 he was the founding co-director of the University’s Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI). Previously, he set up and co-directed the Centre for Research on Computer-Supported Learning and Cognition (CoCo) and led the Sciences and Technologies of Learning research network
Peter’s research interests include design for learning, networked learning, complex learning spaces, the nature of professional knowledge and professional education. He has published 12 books and 140 journal articles and book chapters.
In 2008, Peter was awarded a Senior Fellowship of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council and in 2010 he became an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow – the first Laureate Fellow working in the field of Education.
Before moving to Australia in 2003, Peter was Professor of Educational Research, Head of the Department of Educational Research and founding director of the Centre for Studies in Advanced Learning Technology at Lancaster University in England. He has also held academic positions in London, Birmingham and Belfast.
Professor Lawson is renowned for being at the forefront of contemporary learning and curriculum development in Australia. Professor Lawson has been actively involved in teaching and learning development in higher education for over 20 years in both the UK and Australia. She was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at Edith Cowan University and was also Director of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum at the University of Wollongong, where she led a large and very active team in areas including strategic curriculum development, technology enhanced learning and learning development. Professor Lawson has also held key learning and teaching positions at James Cook University and University of Technology Sydney.
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.”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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