Teaching and Learning Forum 2012
Creating an inclusive learning environment - Engagement, equity, and retention
2-3 February 2012
The 2012 Teaching and Learning Forum continues a 20 year tradition of bringing together educators from universities around Perth and beyond to discuss, share, and develop their ideas on issues confronting teaching and learning in the Higher Education sector.
In our 21st year we are seeking to reignite some of the excitement of the early teaching and learning forums with a new generation of academic and professional staff.
This year the focus is on looking beyond the mainstream to ensure we engage as far as possible with all of our students to meet their learning needs, and thus retain them as students.
We encourage presenters to embody modern pedagogies by building in interactive and discussion activities where possible.
The conference is being hosted at Murdoch University (South Street campus) on 2nd and 3rd February 2012, and organised by a multi-university committee administered by the Educational Development Unit.
We look forward to meeting you at Murdoch and continuing the conversation ...
Dr. Christine Asmar is a Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Higher Education at Murrup Barak - Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development, in the University of Melbourne.
As a Teaching Fellow of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) her Fellowship was titled: Indigenous Teaching in Australian Universities: Developing Research-based Exemplars for Good Practice (www.Indigenousteaching.com).
Christine has done research with Muslim university students in both Australia and the United States, but in recent years has focused on Indigenous issues in Australian higher education, often in collaboration with Associate Professor Susan Page of Macquarie University. In addition to the Fellowship, she has shared 2 research grants from AIATSIS, the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. With over a decade of experience as an academic developer, Christine is now able to bring her research interests and teaching expertise together in contributing to the work of the University of Melbourne's new Indigenous Institute.
Other keynote speakers will be announced soon.