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

Teaching and Learning Forum 2018

Theme: Student Futures

*EARLY BIRD registrations extended to 17 January*

For queries, please contact Events by Evelyn:
Phone - 0412 864 486
Email - [email protected]

Thursday 1st to Friday 2nd February, 2018.

New Format:
Day One, Thursday: Workshops
Day Two, Friday: Paper and abstract presentations

Venue: The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle campus. Building ND4, Corner Cliff & Croke Streets, Fremantle.

The Teaching and Learning Forum (TLF) is an annual conference, held in Perth, Western Australia. The inaugural Teaching and Learning Forum was held in 1992 and included the five Western Australian universities. Each year since then, the Forum has continued the tradition of bringing together educators from across the higher education sector to share, challenge and develop their ideas about teaching and learning. This event provides an inclusive space for people to explore and disseminate their Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The TLF committee warmly welcomes everyone involved in higher education, from early career academics who may have recently started teaching to experienced researchers.

The theme for 2018 is Student Futures. This Forum aims to include presentations that highlight and explore the student experience; past, present and future, with an emphasis on key knowledge, skills and applications that aim to enhance student learning and equip 21st-century graduates. Some topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Curriculum
  • Assessment
  • Flexible learning
  • Employability
  • Analytics
  • Internationalisation and Global learning
  • Students as partners

Where appropriate, presenters are encouraged to be as interactive and collaborative in their presentations as possible.

Proceedings of the 2018 TLF

Proceedings for the 2018 Teaching and Learning Forums can be found here.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Angela Hill joined Edith Cowan University as Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) in May 2017.  The portfolio responsibilities include the Centre for Learning and Teaching and the Library Services Centre, and she has key responsibilities for ECU’s technology enhanced learning strategy, academic governance and TEQSA regulatory activities.

Professor Hill’s research interests relate to practice based learning including service learning, higher education policy and academics’ work. Before joining ECU, she held the role of Dean, Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement at James Cook University, Townsville where she developed a range of programs to support widening participation, retention and student engagement.  In 2008 she was awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation that recognised innovative curriculum design for work integrated learning.  She has an abiding interest in social justice as a framework for educational practice.

Professor Beverley Oliver (Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Alfred Deakin Professor) leads Deakin's ambitious education strategy, including the drive to premium cloud learning and our partnership with FutureLearn. Professor Oliver’s portfolio includes oversight of the projects designed to enhance student learning and experience, as well as Academic Governance and Standards, the University Library, Deakin Learning Futures, the Dean of Students, Deakin Learning Centres, the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning and DeakinCo. Professor Oliver is Deputy Chair of the Board of EduGrowth, a not-for-profit entity and Australia’s acceleration network for high-growth, scalable, borderless education.

Key Dates

*EARLY BIRD registrations extended to 17 January*

Submission of papers for review

20 November, 2017

Submission of abstracts and workshops

20 November, 2017

Early bird registration close

17 January, 2018


1-2 February, 2018


Please register here. Prices below.

Early bird


Full registration


Single day registration




Student single day



As the WA Teaching and Learning Forum is in Fremantle, we encourage our delegates to stay and enjoy what Fremantle has to offer. Our sponsor, Quest Apartments Fremantle, are offering you discounted rates to use for the duration of the Forum, if you do wish to stay.

Simply mention the WA Teaching & Learning Forum, 1-2 Feb 2018 at Notre Dame. Email Reception [email protected] direct or call (08) 9433 9400. See here for discounted rates.

Call for Papers and Workshops

Please see Call for Papers and Workshops Word document.

Please see Call for Papers and Workshops PDF document.


Printable and interactive PDF timetable and abstracts combined here. Print version here.

Download the Guidebook app for all sessions and to create your own schedule for the Forum!

Please bear in mind that this draft timetable is subject to change without notice (unlikely but could happen) so please continue to refer to the website and look out for the DRAFT to change to FINAL timetable after which point there will not be further changes.  Accidental errors in presenter names or titles should be referred to the organisers asap. Changes to timing for presenters is not encouraged but will be considered by the organisers on a case-by-case basis if required and if negotiated in the DRAFT period.  Streaming has been done in good faith based on the content of abstracts alone and presenters are asked to be flexible if the theme is only an approximate fit for their topic.  Presenters who wish to discuss their stream versus topic should contact the TLF Chair, Ainslie Robinson.  Once the timetable moves into its FINAL version, no further correspondence will be entered into except in extreme circumstances.