Research on Learning and Educational Innovation Seminar series

Wednesday seminars – presenters and topics welcome

We run a weekly seminar series hosting local and international experts who present research on learning and educational innovation in an informal setting. Seminars run on most Wednesdays in semester.

Seminars will restart in March each year. Please note we are in room 612 of the Education Building. We are always looking for more speakers, topics and ideas. If you would like to suggest a seminar topic, propose a speaker (including yourself) or provide feedback, we would love to hear from you at .

  • When: Wednesdays, 11.30am. Seminars usually run for an hour followed by a 30min Q&A session.
  • Where: Rm 612 of the Education bldg. (Unless otherwise specified in the seminar's description page).
  • Brown bag: You are welcome to bring your lunch to these events.
Date Presenter Topic

February 8

Dr Lennart Shalk

Introducing physics concepts in primary school

February 23

Antonia Scholkmann

Video assessment of teacher supportive behaviour

March 23

Christine Preston

Toys for learning and teaching science

April 6

Piergiorgio Trevisan

Shall We Play A Game? Connections between visual attention and reading

April 13

Daniel Hutto

The enactive roots of learning: rethinking educational design

April 20

Gareth Roberts

The neuroscience of goal neglect

April 27

Fiona Hibberd

Justifying qualitative research

May 4

Janica Nordstrom

Online and off-screen (inter)actions in online learning

May 11

Michael Jacobson and Peter Reimann

Conceptualising debates in learning and education research

June 1

Chris Holden

The local games lab: grassroots engagement with games, learning, mobile, and place

June 15

Franziska Trede

Workshop: enhancing workplace learning through mobile technology

Aug 3

Nina Bonderup Dohn

Designing for transformation of situated knowledge

Aug 10

Lina Markauskaite

Epistemic fluency in higher education

Aug 24

Jen Ross

Speculative method in digital education research

Aug 31

Pippa Yeoman

Lessons in reading the learning landscape

Oct 12 *rescheduled*

Craig Napier

Insights to action -a transformative approach to business analytics

Oct 19

Simon Knight

Sites of epistemic cognition

Oct 20

Special seminar with Prof Malt Joshi

Language and Literacy: The Obligations of the Schools of Education

Oct 24

Innovation Week workshop

Can data help me better understand and support learners? note time/day/room change

Nov 2

Jess McBroom and Kalina Yacef

Learning Analytics Research Group (LARG) showcase session

Get involved

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Make suggestions: To suggest a seminar topic, propose a speaker or provide feedback, please contact us at

Upcoming seminars: You can view expanded information on all public Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation events, where available, by visiting the University events' calendar and using the Search box on the left of the page to filter results by Presented by: "Education and Social Work" and Subcategory: "CRLI (Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation)".

Past seminars

Previous seminars have involved topics such as:

  • Networked learning
  • Learning in virtual worlds
  • Using mobile devices for learning
  • The design and assessment of 21st-century learning environments
  • Educational design

See our past events for details.