Our Learning and Teaching Forum is the annual platform for all UNSW academics and community to share good practice in learning and teaching.
2020 Learning and Teaching Forum -
Learning without limits: Leading the change
This year, the university-wide, cross-faculty forum will be focusing on the challenges and triumphs of teaching during this disruptive learning and teaching period of 2020. The forum will celebrate and share good practice in learning and teaching, and specifically teaching and student support experiences during 2020.
As one of the many examples of disruption in education this year, for the first time, the forum will be run fully online over two half-days.
Dates - Thursday 19 & Friday 20 November 2020
Timing - 9am - 1:30pm (Day 1), 9am - 12:30pm (Day 2)
Where - Delivered fully online
Forum Program and Registration
This year's keynote is Professor Sally Kift; a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and elected President of the Australian Learning & Teaching Fellows. She has held several university leadership positions, including as JCU’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic). In 2017, Sally received an Australian University Career Achievement Award for her contribution to Australian HE. She was a member of the AQF Review Panel that reported to Government in September 2019.
Sally's presentation focuses on "Higher Education Leading the Change? Enabling a Lifelong Learning Ecosystem". As a tumultuous year for higher education policy and practice draws to a close, what does it mean to ‘learn without limits’ and how might our sector ‘lead the change’? Pre-pandemic, we had been reimagining learning pathways, provision and aggregation for a future of work impacted by Industry 4.0 technologies, globalisation and demographic shifts. COVID-19 has now accelerated the urgency of that revisioning and exacerbated educational and labour market disadvantage. If education, fairness and national prosperity go hand-in-hand (OECD, 2019), business-as-usual responses to future-fit ‘limitless learning’ seem unlikely to deliver the what, when and how of tomorrow’s workforce needs, let alone socially just outcomes for underserved citizens and regions. Lifelong learning must become a practical reality for all. Our universities must become lifelong learning institutions. This presentation will consider the promise of a connected lifelong learning ecosystem, founded on universal access to tertiary education and collaboration between schools, learners, universities, vocational education providers and industry.
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- 2019, Term 3, 26 Nov - Embracing Change: Creating Opportunities
- 2018, Semester 2, 26 Oct - Partners in Learning: Connecting Communities
- 2017, Semester 2, 1 Nov - Educational Excellence: Transforming Futures
- 2017, Semester 2, 15 Aug - Student SpeakOut: Shaping the UNSW Community
- 2016, Semester 2, 31 Oct - Towards 2025: Inspiring Learning
- 2015, Semester 2, 16 Oct - Blended Learning: Past, Present and Future
- 2015, Semester 2, 15 Oct - Standards-Based Assessment: What does this mean for higher education?
- 2014, Semester 2, 8 Oct - Personalised learning: What is it? How do we do it?
- 2014, Semester 1, 9 May - Moving Feedback Forward: Innovation and Opportunity
- 2013, Semester 2, 1 Nov - Engaging Students in the Blended Learning Landscape
- 2013, Semester 1, 10 May - Learning and Teaching Forum on Online and Blended Education
- 2012, Semester 2 - Assessing for Inclusivity: A Global Education at UNSW
- 2012, Semester 1 - Assurance of Learning
- 2011, Semester 2 - Assessment: Feedback and Beyond
- 2011, Semester 1 - Assessment as Learning
- 2010, Semester 2 - Assessment <of, for, =, in> Learning?
- 2010, Semester 1 - Focusing on Assessment
- 2009 - Engaging the Learner, Recognising the Teacher
- 2006 - The Advancement of Learning: Assessment and Beyond
- 2004 - The Postgraduate Coursework Experience: Meeting the Challenges
- 2003 - The First Year Experience