Learning and Teaching Week

La Trobe Learning and Teaching (LTLT) is convening the second annual La Trobe Learning and Teaching Week from 28 October to 1 November 2019. The theme for 2019 is “The Year of Assessment and Feedback”.

Learning and Teaching Week will feature presentations and workshops by learning and teaching leaders from across our campuses, and across the sector.

The program of events will include:

  • The launch day which features a keynote address by educational innovators Adam Bridgeman and Danny Liu, VC’s Teaching Awards and a Technology Showcase
  • Panel discussion with local high school principals on our future students, and their experience and expectations of assessment and feedback
  • Keynote address and workshop on Academic Integrity with Tracey Bretag, author of the TEQSA Good Practice Note on contract cheating
  • A special event at the Bendigo campus titled “Embedding Indigenous Perspectives in Curriculum and Pedagogy’, with internal and external experts
  • A Student Success Summit
  • La Trobe Learning and Teaching Week will host staff presentations on Thursday 31 October 2019 to give staff opportunities to engage with colleagues and to disseminate strategies, approaches and innovations implemented this year to better meet the learning needs of students. Call for papers is now open.

Week Schedule

REGISTER NOW!

Important: This event registration form allows you to select different sessions on different days. You can change between days and your selections will be saved. You do not need to submit a form for each individual day.

Albury Wodonga campus

Video conference available during the week's program and recordings will be distributed after the event.

TimeMONDAYTimeFRIDAY
VenueAW4 245 Meeting RoomVenueAW4 245 Meeting Room
9:30am to 1:30pm

Half-day Video conference from Bundoora campus.

Please refer to the Bundoora/City campus Friday schedule for information in all the sessions delivered this day.

10:00am to 5:00pm

All-day Video conference from Bundoora campus.

Please refer to the Bundoora/City campus Friday schedule for information in all the sessions delivered this day


Staff Development Conference Program - Draft [PDF 278kb]

TimeTUESDAYTimeWEDNESDAY
VenueLecture Theather FoyerVenueLecture Theather Foyer
10:00am

Registration and Networking

8:30amWalk around the lake and light stretch
10:30am to
12:00pm

"New Work Order: Preparing young people for a rapidly changing world" 

Host: Jan Owen

9:00am to 10:00am 

"Meaningful Assessment - Time for a change"
Host: Geoff Crisp
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"Building Creativity and Problem-Solving Capacity with a Growth Mindset"

Host: Karen Smythe

12:45pm 

Lunch

Venue: Lecture Theather Foyer

10:00am Morning Tea
12:45pm to 1:45pm

"I actually do know a little bit!: Levering the cultural strengths and capabilities of older university students"

Host: Sarah O’Shea

10:30am to 12:00pm

Continuation of "Meaningful Assessment - Time for a change"Host: Geoff Crisp

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Continuation of "Building Creativity and Problem-Solving Capacity with a Growth Mindset"

Host: Karen Smythe

1:45pm 15 Minute stretch
Facilitator: Josh Marsden
12:00pm

Lunch

Venue: Lecture Theather Foyer

2:00pm to 3:00pmStudent Panel
Facilitator: Sarah O'Shea
1:00pm to 2:00pmScholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoLT)
Host: Liz Branigan
3:00pm to 3:45pm "Reflections and discussion of presentations and student panel. What are the implications for learning and teaching"
Host: Kerrie-Lee Krause
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Concurrent sessions

"Work with Purpose" 

Host: Inbar Niv

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Research Session - TBC

4:45pmBreak2:30pmBreak
5:00pm to 6:00pmResearch Panel
Pre-Dinner panel on current research
2:45pm to 3:45pmClosing Sessions x3 - TBA
6:00pmDinner3:45pmClose

Bendigo campus

TimeMONDAY
Venue129 Business Boardroom
9:30am to 1:30pm

Half-day Video conference from Bundoora campus.

Please refer to the Bundoora/City campus Friday schedule for information in all the sessions delivered this day.

TimeWEDNESDAY
VenueHHS 333/334

9:00am

to

11:15am

Acknowledgment of Country

Workshop - "Deep Listening and Learning: Essential Indigenous Perspectives"

This workshop will focus on what it means to have an Indigenous perspective on learning and teaching and why is it important for all of us to understand and to embed these perspectives in our curriculum and practice.

Facilitators: Kate Russell and Kath Coff

11:15am Morning tea
11:30am

"Embedding Indigenous Perspectives in Curriculum and Pedagogy"

Keynote: Dennis McDermott

Venue: HHS2: 215 Hybrid Lecture Theatre

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Lunch
Please RSVP for catering purposes

Venue: HHS2: 215 Hybrid Lecture Theatre (Foyer)

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Workshop - "Teaching Interactively Online"

This session focuses on the core drivers of an outstanding student learning experience online. How do we heighten online engagement through conversation, assessment and design?

Host: LTLT Team

Venue: HHS 333/334

3:00pm Afternoon tea
3:15pm to 4:30pm

Workshop - "Learning and Teaching in the Regions? What’s so special about that?"

Who are our regional students and how do they learn? This session examines the regional context of Higher Education and the implications for the way in which we design and deliver our curriculum.

Host: Karin Moses

Venue: HHS 333/334

TimeFRIDAY
Venue129 Business Boardroom
10:00am to 5:00pm

All-day Video conference from Bundoora campus.

Please refer to the Bundoora/City campus Friday schedule for information in all the sessions delivered this day.

Bundoora and City campuses

TimeMONDAYTimeTUESDAY
Venue

John Scott Meeting House, Melbourne Campus

VenueThe Odeon, Melbourne Campus

9:30am

-

9:45am

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-

-

-

11:15am

Acknowledgment of Country and Welcome to Learning and Teaching Week

Paula Baron

"Assessment and feedback – are we doing enough?"

An assessment- and feedback-for-learning angle to reflect on pragmatic, and sometimes provocative, approaches to balancing assessment and feedback

Keynote: Adam Bridgeman and Danny Liu

Morning tea

9:30am to 11am

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-

-

11:00am

Acknowledgment of Country

Key findings: "Contract cheating and assessment research"

Keynote: Tracey Bretag

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Morning tea

11:30am

Student Panel: "Assessment and Feedback: What works and what doesn't"

Facilitator: Paula Baron

11:15am to 12:30pm

Secondary School Principals' and Senior Students' Panel:
"Transition to University: Expectations of assessment and feedback, and understanding Academic Integrity."

Facilitator: Nick Bisley

12:30pm
1:00pm

Awards Presentations

Host: Paula Baron

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Lunch

Please RSVP for catering purposes

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Lunch
Please RSVP for catering purposes

Poster Presentations

VC Teaching Award Winners' posters to be on display

1:30pm to 3:30pmWorkshop - "Practical approaches to addressing academic integrity through assessment"
Chair: Tracey Bretag
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop - "Technology Showcase - Assessment and Feedback"
Chair: Victor Renolds
Venue: JSMH Chambers
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Workshop - "Personalising and Engaging Students with feedback at scale"* 

Rich, personalised, and engaging feedback at scale is not just possible but can save time too.

Chairs: Adam Bridgeman and Danny Liu
Venue: Learning and Teaching Lounge, DMC C220

*(Limited enrolment)

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Workshop - "Academic integrity boardgame" 

The game was developed in a project with students to help educate students about Academic Integrity.

Chair: Amanda White

TimeWEDNESDAY
VenueBUN ED2 318 Education Boardroom, Melbourne Campus
11:30am to 12:30pm

Video conference from Bendigo campus.

"Embedding Indigenous Perspectives in Curriculum and Pedagogy"

Keynote: Dennis McDermott

TimeTHURSDAYTimeFRIDAY
VenueDonald Whitehead Building level 2, Melbourne CampusVenueJohn Scott Meeting House, Melbourne Campus

10:00am

Acknowledgment of Country

10:00 am to 11:00am

Acknowledgment of Country

Student Panel Discussion

Supporting success for students from equity backgrounds

Facilitator - Mollie Dollinger

10:00am  to

11:30am

Presentations on Assessment and Feedback

11:00am to 12:00pm

Kids from here don’t go to Uni”: How sense of ‘belonging’ and ‘entitlement’ may inform understandings of success for first-in-family students

Keynote: Sarah O'Shea

11:30am

Morning tea

12:00pm

Lunch
Please RSVP for catering purposes

11:45amWorkshop presentations12:30pm to 1:00pm

Presentation - “Identifying risk: Looking beyond geographic and demographic factors”

Andrew Harvey

1:00pm  to
2:00pm

Lunch
Please RSVP for catering purposes

1:00pm to 1:30pm

Presentation - “Enhancing student wellbeing is everybody’s business”

Abi Brooker

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Poster presentations

College Awards winner posters

1:30pm to 2:00pm

Presentation - “Enhancing student wellbeing is everybody’s business”

Matt Brett

2:00pm to 3:30pmWorkshop presentations2:00pm to 2:30pm

Presentation - “Supporting equity students: A proactive, intentional advising approach”

Matthew Franklin

2:00pm to 3:30pmWorkshop presentations2:30pm to 3:15pm

Panel discussion and Q&A

Facilitator - Jessica Vanderlelie

3:30pm to 4:30pmNetworking event and drinks3:30pm to 5:00pmDrinks to close Student Success Summit

FRIDAY REGISTRATION

Mildura campus

Video conference available during the week's program and recordings will be distributed after the event.

TimeMONDAYTimeWEDNESDAYTimeFRIDAY
VenueBGR 135 Meeting RoomVenueBGR 135 Meeting RoomVenueBGR 135 Meeting Room
9:30am to 1:30pm

Half-day Video conference from Bundoora campus.

Please refer to the Bundoora/City campus Friday schedule for information in all the sessions delivered this day.

11:30am to 12:30pm

Video conference from Bendigo campus.

"Embedding Indigenous Perspectives in Curriculum and Pedagogy"

Keynote: Dennis McDermott

10:00am to 5:00pm

All-day Video conference from Bundoora campus.

Please refer to the Bundoora/City campus Friday schedule for information in all the sessions delivered this day.

Shepparton campus

TimeMONDAY
VenueLearning Space Four

9:00am

Acknowledgement of Country

Workshop - “Learning and Teaching in the regions, what’s so special about that?”

Who are our regional students and how do they learn? This session examines the regional context of Higher Education and the implications for the way in which we design and deliver our curriculum.

Host: Karin Moses

9:45am

Video conference - "Assessment and feedback – are we doing enough?" 

An assessment- and feedback-for-learning angle to reflect on pragmatic, and sometimes provocative, approaches to balancing assessment and feedback

Keynote: Adam Bridgeman and Danny Liu

Venue:218 Meeting Room

11:15am

Morning tea

11:30am

Workshop - “Teaching Interactively Online”

This session focuses on the core drivers of an outstanding student learning experience online. How do we heighten online engagement through conversation, assessment and design?

Host: LTLT Team

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Lunch
Please RSVP for catering purposes

2:00pm to 3:15pm

Workshop - “Setting and Managing Student Expectations of Assessment”

Assessments are a common area of misunderstanding between students and academics. This workshop will look at different strategies you can employ to make assessment processes more effective, reduce anxiety and complaints for students and reduce workload for staff.

Hosts: Del Horey and Brianna Julien

3:15pm

Afternoon tea

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Workshop - “Blended Learning”

There is often some confusion about the term Blended Learning and what it means to blend a subject or a course successfully. This workshop will look at what is best done in the online environment and what is best-done face-to-face and what occurs at the intersection of the two.

Host: Karin Moses

TimeWEDNESDAYTimeFRIDAY
Venue102 Meeting RoomVenue102 Meeting Room
11:30am to 12:30pm

Video conference from Bendigo campus.

"Embedding Indigenous Perspectives in Curriculum and Pedagogy"

Keynote: Dennis McDermott

10:00am to 5:00pm

All-day Video conference from Bundoora campus.

Please refer to the Bundoora/City campus Friday schedule for information in all the sessions delivered this day.


La Trobe Learning and Teaching Week 2019: Invitation to Participate

STATUS: Applications under review

Academic and professional staff are invited to submit abstracts for posters, presentations or workshops to be delivered on Thursday, 31 October during 2019 Learning and Teaching Week. These sessions will offer opportunities to engage with colleagues and to disseminate strategies, approaches and innovations in feedback and assessment that have been implemented throughout the year. A peer-review panel will be convened to review all submissions, and determine the line-up for the day.

Opportunities for participation will be in the form of:

Posters

Please submit a 100-200 word abstract outlining the feedback or assessment issue, action taken to address the issue, outcomes achieved, and who was involved. Posters should be minimum A0 size. They will be displayed during the lunch break at 1.00 pm on Thursday 31 October and participants should be available to present their posters and answer questions during this time.

Workshops

Please submit a 250-word abstract outlining the feedback or assessment issue, action taken to address the issue, outcomes achieved, and who was involved.  The abstract must outline the goals for the session and what attendees will know/be able to do at the end of it. Single workshops will be 45 minutes in length, and double workshops 1.5 hours, to explore an issue or activity in greater depth. It should be clear in the abstract how participants will be actively involved and what the key engagement activities will be.  Proposers should ideally include an action list for workshop participants that they can take with them and implement in their own practice. If selected, presenters must provide all workshop handouts and consumables necessary to run their session.

Papers

Please submit a 250-word abstract outlining the feedback or assessment issue, action taken to address the issue, outcomes achieved, and who was involved.  Presentations should run for 10-15 minutes and include 5 minutes for discussion following the presentation.

How to submit

Abstracts should be formatted in single-spaced text.

Headings - Ariel 12 bold

Body- Ariel 12

Please submit your abstract to ltlt@latrobe.edu.au by Monday, 2 September 2019, specifying “Abstract submission - Learning & Teaching Week" in the subject line.

Results of the peer-review process will be advised by Friday, 20 September 2019.

For more information please contact your LTLT Business Partner, Emily Krisenthal (ASSC) or Elsuida Kondo (SHE).