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
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
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.
University of Southern Queensland
Professor Kinash inspires, mentors and leads partnerships in research, teaching and service, creating and sustaining collaboration between stakeholder groups, including with industry, to have positive impact on knowledge capital, societal innovation and graduate career successes.
Professor Shelley Kinash is the Director, Advancement of Learning and Teaching, and Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education (during the PVC’s absences) at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). She is responsible for leading a team of 45 people and directly supervises a total of ten staff, in the areas of: learning and teaching awards and grants, course and program enhancement, digitally enhanced learning design, and academic learning and teaching development.
Prior to taking-on this position at USQ, Professor Kinash was the Director of Learning & Teaching at Bond University for 8.5 years. She completed her PhD in Educational Technology through the University of Calgary, Canada and has been an academic for over 25 years. Professor Kinash is the international Convenor of The Employability Network through Students, Transitions, Achievement, Retention & Success (TEN-STARS) and previously led three national research projects competitively funded through the Australian Government, Office for Learning and Teaching – Graduate Employability, Postgraduate Student Experience and Student Evaluation of Teaching.
She has 387 published works (journal papers, book chapters, case studies, videos, podcasts …) which have been downloaded over 50,000 times from 174 countries. Her research publications have been cited 996 times. She has delivered 20 keynote/plenary addresses in 12 countries and has served as a mentor through 9 initiatives. Her work is showcased as a case study in the 2016 Australian Government commissioned report – ‘Impact evaluation of key themes funded by the Office for Learning and Teaching 2012-2016’.
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 …