Research on Learning and Educational Innovation Seminar series

Wednesday Seminars restart 2016 - 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 2015. Please note we are in room 612 of the Education Building. We already have some interesting speakers lined up but 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 
8-Feb Lennart Schalk Introducing physics concepts in primary school
23-Feb Antonia Scholkmann Video assessment of teacher supportive behaviour
23-Mar Christine Preston Toys for learning and teaching science
6-Apr Piergiorgio Trevisan Shall We Play A Game? Connections between visual attention and reading
13-Apr Daniel Hutto The Enactive Roots of Learning: Rethinking Educational Design
20-Apr Gareth Roberts The neuroscience of goal neglect
27-Apr      Fiona Hibberd Justifying qualitative research
4-May Janica Nordstrom Online and off-screen (inter)actions in online learning
11-May Michael Jacobson and Peter Reimann Conceptualising debates in learning and education research
15 June Franziska Trede TBA


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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 CoCo 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: "CoCo".

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.