Learning and Teaching

The 2nd Conversation about Learning and Teaching 2015

26-28th August 2015
Venue: Nexus Theatre

Following from the successes of last year’s Conversation, we are hosting the three-day event again this year in the non-teaching week: Wednesday 26th – Friday 28th August (1-4pm) in the Nexus Theatre. The programme will include: an opening plenary event, themed panel discussions, the Murdoch Student and Staff Debates and a showcase day of best practice in L&T, including papers and presentations from Murdoch Staff.

The theme of the Conversation will be: Students as partners in learning, as well as focusing debate around key university issues of the student experience, with a focus upon learner retention and engagement. The event will also bring alumni and current staff and students together as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations. You are invited to participate in the events, and feedback any additional ideas for the programme directly.


Blog 1 by Sara de Freitas, PVC Learning and Teaching, Murdoch University

Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters

Images from The Conversation 2014 events

Event Programme

Day 1 - Wednesday 26th August 2015

Activity Speakers

Welcome to Country

Dr Katie Attwell (MC)
Dr Glen Stasiuk

Opening address

Acting Provost, Professor Stephen Ritchie

Introduction

Pro Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching - Professor Sara de Freitas

Student engagement: Who, why, how and what works?

Professor Karen Nelson
Pro Vice Chancellor, Students (University of Sunshine Coast)

Panel Session 1:
40 years of Murdoch University: Past and Present

Professor Richard Harper (Chair)
Ms Isabelle Adams
Professor Lynne Hunt
Ms Raeesah Khan
Professor Robert Mead
Associate Professor Philip Nicholls
Ms Giz Watson

Panel Session 2:
Students as partners in learning

Professor Sara de Freitas (Chair)
Professor Mike Anderson
Mr Mike Bryant
Mr Christopher Cunningham
Ms Antoinette Geagea
Dr Amanda Meyer
Mr Richard Wiles

Day 2 - Thursday 27th August 2015

Activity Speakers

Debate 1:
Grading is an art not a science

Professor Jurgen Brohmer (Chair)

Staff Team (Proposing)
Dr Andrew Webster (Team Leader)
Dr Janice Dudley – M&G
Dr Jeffrey Wilson – M&G

Student Team (Opposing)
Roland Belford – GUILD
Adriana Costanzo – MCB Chief Justice
Dan Holmes – EVP Law
Bri Morrow – MSLS Secretary

Debate 2:
Universities would be far better without students

Professor Jurgen Brohmer (Chair)

Student Team (Proposing)
Roland Belford – GUILD
Adriana Costanzo – MCB Chief Justice
Dan Holmes – EVP Law
Bri Morrow – MSLS Secretary

Staff Team (Opposing)
Dr Andrew Webster (Team Leader)
Dr Janice Dudley – M&G
Dr Jeffrey Wilson – M&G

Audience Challenge the Debaters:
The only value of University is the jobs you get at the end of it

 

Professor Jurgen Brohmer (Chair)

Day 3 - Friday 28th August 2015

Activity Speakers

Introduction and Welcome to Country

Professor Domenico Gasbarro (MC)

Factors impacting the success in increasing adoption

Associate Professor William Ashraf
Strategic Consultant APAC
Blackboard International

Selected Full Paper No 1

Teras, Parker and Herrington

Selected Full Paper No 2

Parker and Herrington

Selected Full Paper No 3

Alvarez, de Freitas, Toohey, Bryant and Wills

Selected Full Paper No 4

de Freitas, Gibson, Raadt and Dougiamas

Selected Short Paper No 1

Girardi and Turner

Selected Short Paper No 2

Kelly

Selected Rapid Fire Presentation No 1

Cummings and Whitsed

Selected Rapid Fire Presentation No 2

Cary and Bryant

Selected Rapid Fire Presentation No 3

Jericho and Cunningham

Selected Rapid Fire Presentation No 4

Paull

Selected Rapid Fire Presentation No 5

McNaught and Swan

Selected Rapid Fire Presentation No 6

Meyer

Video No 1:
School of Management and Governance – Marketing
Graduate Certificate in International Marketing

Video No 2:
School of Management and Governance - Marketing
MBA short version

Video No 3:
School of Management and Governance - Transnational Education (TNE)