Teaching Matters


Teaching Matters 2016: Transforming Practice Through Innovation and Partnerships

10:00am-16:00pm Wednesday 7 December 2016, Academy Gallery, Academy for the Arts, Inveresk, Launceston


6:45 Bus departs from Hobart (Bus stop 12, Sandy Bay; Derwent Entertainment Centre (6:50) with one stop at Ross or Campbell Town)

9:30–10:00 Registration & Coffee

10:00–10:15 Welcome and introduction – A/Prof Natalie Brown [Main Theatre]

  • Welcome to country – Aunty Dawn [Main Theatre]
  • Welcome to the conference – Vice Chancellor [Main Theatre]

10.15–11.00 Keynote presentation: Professor Sally Kift, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), at James Cook University (JCU) and the elected President of the Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows (ALTF) [Main Theatre]

11:00–11:15 Launch of the Curriculum Renewal White Paper – Professor David Sadler, Deputy Vice-chancellor, Students & Education [Main Theatre]

11:15-11:30 Student Experience – Saraswathy Varatharajullu [Main Theatre]

11:30–12:30 Three Parallel Spotlights on Practice* (4 presentations of 15 minutes each) and up to two Workshops [Breakout rooms]

12:30–13:30 Lunch in the Foyer outside the Academy Gallery with:

  • World Café Tables (Peer Learning Circles) [Academy Gallery]
  • Poster Presentations during lunch (3 mins each) from 13:00 onwards [Foyer outside the Academy Gallery]
  • Tram ride and Tram Museum

13:30–14:30 White paper/conference themes either using World Café format or parallel sessions [Academy Gallery/Breakout rooms]

14:30–15:30 Three Parallel Spotlights on Practice* (4 presentations – 15 minutes each) and up to two Workshops [Breakout rooms]

15:30–16:00 Associate Degrees - Professor Janelle Allison, Principal, Associate Degrees and Panel of Associate Deans Learning & Teaching  [Main Theatre]

16:00–16:30 Wine Reception (poster collection & clean up) [Foyer outside the Academy Gallery]

16:30 Bus departs for Hobart [stopping at the points noted above, in reverse]


Figure 1. Map of Inveresk Campus with the Tasmanian College of the Arts marked.

Map of Inveresk.

Figure 2. Map of Launceston showing the Leisure Inn, Penny Royal, where staff are tentatively booked to stay.

Map of Launceston