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


The full online program is available

And a print version is available to download (pdf)

Link to a storify of tweets (new window)

6:45 Bus departs from Hobart (Bus stop 12, Sandy Bay; Derwent Entertainment Centre (6:55) with one comfort stop at Ross or Campbell Town)

9:30–10:00 Registration & Coffee

10:00–10:05 Welcome and opening – Professor Megan Quentin-Baxter [Performing Theatre]

10:05–10:10 Welcome to country – Aunty Dawn Blazeley [Performing Theatre]

10:10–10:30 Launch of the Curriculum Renewal White Paper – Professor David Sadler, Deputy Vice-chancellor, Students & Education and A/Professor Natalie Brown [Performing Theatre]

10:30–11.15 Keynote presentation: Professor Sally Kift, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), James Cook University (JCU) and the elected President of the Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows (ALTF) [Performing Theatre]

11:15-11:25 Student Experience – Ms Saraswathy Varatharajullu [Performing Theatre]

11:30–12:30 Three Parallel Spotlights on Practice* (4 presentations of 15 minutes each) and a Workshop [Breakout rooms/Workshop room]

12:30–13:20 Lunch in the Academy Gallery Foyer with:

  • Poster presentations (3 minutes each) three parallel sessions from 13:00 [Academy Gallery Foyer]
  • Tram ride and Tram Museum [Inveresk Precinct]

13:20–14:20 World cafĂ©: White Paper/conference themes and a Workshop [Academy Gallery/Workshop room]

14:20–15:20 Three parallel spotlights on practice* (4 presentations – 15 minutes each) and a Workshop [Breakout rooms/Workshop room]

15:20–15:50 Associate Degrees - Professor Janelle Allison, Principal, Associate Degrees and Panel of Associate Deans Learning & Teaching [Performing Theatre]

15:50-16:00 Summing up, presentation of awards and raffle prizes

16:00–16:30 Wine reception (poster collection) [Academy Gallery Foyer]

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.