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

WA Teaching & Learning Forum 2020

Theme - Learning Without Limits: Educational Excellence and Equity

Thursday 30th January to Friday 31st January, 2020.

Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus

About the theme:

The 2020 theme, Learning Without Limits: Educational Excellence and Equity is one that seeks to examine dimensions of educational equity, promote teaching excellence and advocate for the inclusive provision of pathways and outcomes for all. Higher Educational contexts are characterised by increasing diversity of students and the challenge to address persistent disparities in achievement and progression. Achieving equity and excellence in student outcomes comes through a shared responsibility for the success of all students.

Unpacking current practices in the sector and the systematic consideration of the quality, effectiveness or inclusiveness of policy, programmes or practice will illuminate patterns and trends in access and outcomes.

Perspectives that might be considered for workshops and presentations might include: innovative pedagogies and interventions specific to the needs and contexts of defined groups of students; how globalisation is changing the demographic of both academics and students across the sector and what this might mean for academic and service delivery; the challenges for leadership to create, guide and implement equity and excellence for the future of learning and teaching at institutional levels; the impact of personal or social circumstances, like gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status and family background on achieving educational potential; how to increase opportunities and access to resources and quality teachers and programs; and the development of evaluation processes that drive improvement and innovation.

These suggestions are not exhaustive, and you are invited to share your research and practice broadly.  Your university representative to the TLF committee would be a great person to use as a sounding board for your ideas, or to provide some early feedback on your proposed presentation. Contact details of committee members are provided below.  Where appropriate, presenters are encouraged to be as interactive and collaborative in their presentations as possible.

Committee Members:

Audrey Geste [email protected] (Edith Cowan University)

Tania Behr [email protected] (Edith Cowan University)

Ainslie Robinson [email protected] (The University of Notre Dame)

Ferg Roper [email protected] (The University of Western Australia)             

Craig Zimitat [email protected] (Curtin University)

Evelyn Whitfield [email protected] (Events by Evelyn)

Shannon Johnston [email protected] (Murdoch University)

Ellen Greenham [email protected] (Murdoch University)

Keynote Speakers


Kylie Readman

Professor Kylie Readman

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), Murdoch University

Professor Kylie Readman is passionate about teaching excellence, learner engagement and student success. She creates the institutional conditions for building staff and student capacity in learning, teaching, support and wellbeing in the higher education sector. Her focus on enabling embedded and holistic support, engaging and innovative curriculum and future-focused initiatives push professional practice to the forefront of higher education innovation.

At Murdoch University, she leads a number of whole-of-university initiatives that include:

  • Connected career learning, including a range of Students-as-partners initiatives
  • Digital design and technology enabled learning innovation
  • Physical and virtual learning spaces
  • Professional learning, reward and recognition
  • Support for student learning, equity, wellbeing and inclusion
  • Access programs and pathways for students entering higher education
  • Student success for all Murdoch University students

Professor Readman’s current research areas are leadership development in learning and teaching, digital disruption and the role of technology in educational spaces and places, and the value of professional learning conversations.


Braden Hill

Professor Braden Hill

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equity and Indigenous) and Head of Kurongkurl Katitjin, Edith Cowan University

Professor Braden Hill is a Nyungar (Wardandi) man from the south-west of Western Australia and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equity and Indigenous) and Head of Kurongkurl Katitjin, Edith Cowan University’s (ECU) Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research.

He has significant experience in Aboriginal education, as well as leading a range of equity initiatives including Sage Athena SWAN, Respect Now Always, Reconciliation Action Plan and Disabilities and Access Inclusion Plan within the tertiary sector. His current portfolio responsibilities include leading ECU’s commitment to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advancement, Equity and Diversity initiatives and working across the University to provide an environment that welcomes, and facilitates the success of, students and staff from a range of diverse backgrounds.

Professor Hill’s research interests include Indigenous education, identity politics, queer identities in education and transformative learning. He is also chief investigator on a project exploring the lived experiences of Indigenous LGBTQI people to better inform community health organisations in their working with queer-identifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Prior to ECU, Professor Hill was the Director of Aboriginal Education, Equity and Inclusion at Murdoch University, responsible for leading University’s Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre, Health Service and Equity, and Social Inclusion Office.

Professor Hill holds the degrees of Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Arts (Australian Indigenous Studies) and is currently working towards a Masters of Research (Counselling).

Key Dates

Submission of abstracts, workshops and posters


Early bird registration close

10 January, 2020


30 - 31 Jan, 2020

Call for submissions 

There are several categories for submissions. Please see information document here. If you are submitting a Nuts & Bolts presentation, please use this template.


Register here.

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Full registration


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Program now available! 

Parking: FREE

Parking on Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus is FREE.

Forum parking is located in Carpark 2 and 3, a short walk to the Registration and Keynote venue in Building 32.

Joondalup Campus Forum Parking Map

General information

Please click here for general information for all delegates in preparation for the Teaching and Learning Forum. Within the document includes information regarding parking, registration, wifi and more.


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