Openness in Education has been receiving global attention, especially in the last ten years, as the demand for opening up resources, curriculum, and governance increases in all aspects of education, particularly “higher education”. Inspired by this trend, the theme of Teaching Matters 2013 is Open UTAS to the World.
A key task for Teaching Matters 2013 is to address the benefits and challenges related to opening up education, and how this impacts on learning and teaching at UTAS. We are keen to learn the strategies that UTAS staff have in place to gather and use learning resources outside the university to enhance learning and teaching. How could these strategies facilitate opening up education? How would openness impact on current educational practices, assessment and learning design?
We would like to invite University of Tasmania staff to join us for discussions on how we can Open UTAS to the World. This will also be an opportunity to celebrate and share our latest achievements in learning and teaching internationally, nationally and locally.
Presentations and posters linked to at least one of the four sub-themes are invited. These are:
Please see the Submissions and key dates page for further details.
Teaching Matters is the major showcase for learning and teaching at the University of Tasmania. This annual conference began in 2002 and provides an excellent opportunity to discuss teaching practice, recognise success in teaching and learning, showcase innovations and engender enthusiasm for excellence in learning and teaching.
It also provides a relaxed atmosphere with opportunities for participants to move between a variety of sessions, talk to presenters, and build networks with colleagues. Teaching Matters is open to all academic and professional staff interested in learning and teaching.
Authorised by the Head, Tasmanian Institute of Learning & Teaching
12 September, 2013