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Facilitating sustainable, long-term enhancement of learning and teaching in WA universities.

Teaching and Learning Forum 2016

Theme: Purveyors of Fine Learning since 1992

The Teaching and Learning Forum is an annual conference, held in Perth, Western Australia initiated in 1992. The Teaching and Learning Forum continues the tradition of bringing together educators from Western Australian universities and colleges and beyond to discuss, share, and develop their ideas on issues confronting teaching and learning in the Higher Education sector.

The focus this year is to showcase Purveyors of Fine Learning; how learning and teaching has developed over the past 25 years. We hope to have many presentations on innovation and excellence in learning and teaching in the 21st century. We encourage presenters to develop interactive and collaborative activities within their presentations where appropriate.

We look forward to meeting you at Curtin University.

Key Dates

Submission of papers for review 26 October, 2015
Submission of abstracts and workshops 16 November, 2015
Early-bird registration 20 December, 2015
Forum 28-29 January, 2016



Registrations close 24 January 2016, however places are limited so we encourage you to register early.

Registration options:

Early Bird Registration (closes 21 December, 2015) $265
Full registration $325
Day registration $205
Full student registration $140
Day student registration $70

Call for Papers - EXTENDED to 16 November, 2015

Call for Papers information - Word

Call for Papers information - PDF

Program Outline

Thursday 28 January

Registrations 8.15am-8.45am
Plenary Session 8.45am
Parallel Sessions 11.00am
Sundowner 5.30pm

Friday 29 January     

Registrations 8.15am-8.45am
Plenary Session 8.45am
Parallel Sessions 10.00am
Close 5.30pm

Timetable and abstracts

Please see timetable here.

Please see abstracts here.

Venue & Parking

Building 501
Curtin University
Kent St, Bentley

The Teaching & Learning Forum 2016 Committee would like to thank Curtin University for their generous contribution to the parking arrangments on campus for the attendees of the Forum.

Parking for Forum attendees is free upon request, in the orange zone of carpark D3. When you register for the Forum you will be asked whether you require a parking permit, if so, a permit and map will be emailed to you shortly after your request has been processed. The parking permit must be displayed on the dashboard of your car and you must be parked in the correct parking zone to avoid a parking infringement.

A map showing the location of building 501 and carpark D3 yellow zone can be downloaded here. A full map of Curtin campus here.

Keynote Speakers

Sally Kift is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at James Cook University and President of the Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows (ALTF). Prior to commencing at JCU in 2012, Sally was a Professor of Law at Queensland University of Technology, where she also served as Law Faculty Assistant Dean, Teaching & Learning (2001-2006) and QUT’s foundational Director, First Year Experience (2006-2007). Sally is a national Teaching Award winner (2003) and national Program Award winner (2007). She was awarded a Senior Fellowship by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) in 2006 to investigate the first year experience and is currently a Discipline Scholar in Law. Read Sally's abstract here.

Professor Kerri-Lee Krause BEd MA PhD is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost at Victoria University (VU) where she provides institutional leadership for the quality of learning and teaching, research and engagement across the University. In this role she works closely with the Deans of the seven academic Colleges at the University, along with a team of Senior Portfolio leaders and the heads of the respective Research Institutes and Centres.

As a member of the Senior Executive team at VU, her primary focus is improving the quality of the student experience as part of an overall commitment to quality enhancement in the areas of teaching, research and engagement.

Professor Krause is a Fellow of the Society for Research in Higher Education and is nationally and internationally recognised for her research on the contemporary undergraduate student experience and implications for quality and standards in institutional settings. She has extensive experience in leading evidence-based quality improvement initiatives of higher education curriculum and institutional performance and has research expertise that spans broadly across higher education policy areas, with a particular focus on the changing student experience, the evolving nature of academic work and implications for quality and standards in higher education. Read Kerry's abstract here.

Previous Teaching and Learning Forums

For information, abstracts and papers from all previous forums please see the Teaching and Learning Forum archives.

We are grateful to the following sponsors for their generous contributions and support of the 2016 Teaching and Learning Forum;







Fremantle, Western Australia will be hosting the HERDSA Conference in 2016. All conference information here.