Wednesday 3 October Thursday 4 October
8.00am Registration
MacLaurin Hall
MacLaurin Hall

Welcome to Country

Opening and welcome: Dr Michael Spence, Vice Chancellor

Chair: Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education)
and Registrar

Keynote: Stephen Atherton, National Development Executive Higher Education Apple Australia
Disruptive technologies and the curriculum.

Student Perspective: Ms Donherra Walmsley, President National Union of Students
A learner’s curriculum.

University Response: Professor Derrick Armstrong

Plenary: Curriculum renewal at Sydney

Faculty Deans:
Curriculum renewal in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Science, Sydney Nursing School and Business School

Faculty Students:
Student contributions to the curriculum and co-curriculum

  • Peer support for learning using social media in Education and Social Work
  • The USU supporting learning through social and commercial entrepreneurship
  • Learning through volunteering and internships
10.30-11.00am Morning tea Morning tea
11.00-1.00pm Assessment and learning standards
  • Implementing the new standards-based assessment policy
  • Hear from colleagues who have used successful approaches
  • How to assure learning in your programs: Are you confident that your graduates meet the standards?

Hear about initiatives in Business, FASS, Education and Social Work, Conservatorium of Music

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Inclusive learning and widening participation
  • Resources for curriculum renewal
  • Practical strategies for inclusive teaching implemented in five faculties
  • Implementation of Widening Participation projects

Hear about initiatives in Health Sciences, Education and Social Work, Medicine, Conservatorium of Music, Business

Law School Foyer
Research-enriched learning and teaching
  • Different models of RELT (Research Enriched Learning and Teaching)
  • Hear from students and teachers in degree programs with a strong RELT emphasis
  • RELT-focused funded projects in the University
  • Discuss new opportunities for RELT in your discipline

Hear about initiatives in FASS, Vet Science

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Indigenous education strategy
  • Cultural competence in teaching and learning
  • Processes which incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education into teaching and learning
  • Hear from students how Aboriginal education adds value for all students
  • Turning face-to-face Aboriginal cultural teaching and learning into an on-line program

Hear about initiatives in Koori Centre, FASS, Education

Law School Foyer
1.00-2.00 pm Lunch Lunch
2.00-4.00 pm Community-engaged learning and teaching
  • How CELT fosters students’ skills of enquiry through activities outside the classroom
  • CELT projects in a round table format
  • Engage with staff and students in planning to extend CELT at Sydney

Hear about initiatives in Business, Education & Social Work, Nursing, Medicine, Architecture, Law

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Technology enhanced curriculum
  • Discover eLearning initiatives across campus
  • Designing and implementing eLearning in postgraduate coursework and in large undergraduate cohorts
  • Student views on eLearning

Hear about initiatives in Science, eLearning, Education, FASS, Medicine, Sydney Nursing School, Conservatorium of Music

Law School Foyer
Transition to learning at university
  • What’s significant about a transition curriculum
  • Hear from students about their experiences of the first six weeks at university
  • Strategies which aid successful transition
  • Discuss these strategies and investigate the feasibility of adopting them

Hear about initiatives in FASS, Health Sciences, Library, Science

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Research higher degree learning
  • The University’s new initiatives to enrich the learning climate for research students
  • Innovative practices and investigations that are taking place in faculties
  • Enhancing the research learning climate in your part of the University

Hear about initiatives in FASS, Science, Health Science

Law School Foyer
4.15-7.00pm Celebrating teaching award winners 
Team trivia, jazz and drinks
(Register your trivia team today!)

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