Teaching Matters

Presentation Submissions

Presentation Submissions 

Teaching Matters 2015: Tasmanian Blends is now closed for abstract submissions. 

The conference will offer three types of presentations: 

  • 'Flipped' discussions - Content for these presentations is now available! FInd out more on the Flipped Discussions page.
  • Spotlights on practice
  • Poster presentations

Each of these presentation types provide an opportunity for staff to showcase innovations, ideas, and practice, but each in a different way. Please review the description of each presentation type, and the requirements of the abstract submission before deciding on the best format to suit your content.

'Flipped' Discussions

Check out this year's 'Flipped' discussion Submissions

The presentation

The 'Flipped' discussions format is suited to content where the sharing of ideas and experiences will add value to the original work. 'Flipped' discussions will consist of two parts: 1) pre-discussion information and analysis made available to attendees prior to the conference (PDF 263.4KB); and 2) a facilitated discussion at the conference. The pre-discussion material will describe and critically analyse the topic to be discussed, and include questions that the audience will be directed to consider. Presenters will share their analysis in a digital format of their choice to enable participants to engage with it prior to the day of the conference (to be submitted by the 28th of October, 2015). At the conference, the presenter will then facilitate a 20-minute discussion relating to their analysis and any issues arising from it.

The abstract

Proposals for a 'flipped' discussion are invited through the submission of abstracts, which will be published in the conference booklet (online and print). The abstract must include:

  • A brief description of the idea/experience/research to be shared
  • A clearly articulated link to one or more of the conference sub-themes
  • The question(s) for discussion

When submitting your abstract you will also need to provide a summary of the goal(s) of the flipped discussion (i.e., a clear articulation of what your colleagues will learn from/get out of attending and participating in your presentation). These will be included with your abstract in the conference program, and must not exceed 120 words.

Abstract length: 300 words (maximum)

Due date: 30th September, 2015

Submission location:    RegOnline (+ register to attend)

N.B. If your presentation has more than one presenter, only one person should submit the proposal; the remaining presenters will need to register separately.

Please refer to the Flipped discussion digital content requirements (PDF 263.4KB) when creating and submitting your digital content.

Some examples of digital content shared prior to conference discussions (from other conferences):

Spotlights on practice

The presentation

The Spotlights on practice format is suited to critical analyses of teaching practice. The presenter(s) will have 15 minutes to share their analysis with their audience, after which the audience will have 5 minutes during which they may choose to ask questions of the presenter(s). The analysis will consider what did or did not work and why, as well as placing the practice(s) in a broader context by relating it to theory or other research and results in university learning and teaching.

The abstract

Proposals for Spotlights on practice are invited through the submission of abstracts, which will be published in the conference booklet (online and print). The abstract must include:

  • A brief description of the practice to be analysed
  • An analysis of the practice and its place in the broader context
  • A clearly expressed link to one or more of the conference sub-themes

When submitting your abstract you will also need to provide a summary of the goal(s) of your presentation (i.e., a clear articulation of what your colleagues will learn from/get out of attending and participating in your presentation). These will be included with your abstract in the conference program, and must not exceed 120 words.

Abstract length: 300 words (maximum)

Due date: 30th September, 2015

Submission location:    RegOnline (+ register to attend)

N.B. If your presentation has more than one presenter, only one person should submit the proposal; the remaining presenters will need to register separately.

Poster presentations

The presentation

The Poster presentation format is suited to projects, research, or innovative learning and teaching strategies that are currently being undertaken, or have recently been completed, which can be explained in a visually compelling format. They may be supplemented by a 2 minute oral presentation describing the key elements of the project, research or strategy.

The posters will be available for viewing throughout the day of the conference, and a time will be allocated to enable presenters to share a 2 minute summary of their work, followed by time for the audience to wander and discuss the work with the presenters.

Poster examples:

The abstract

Proposals for Poster presentations are invited through the submission of abstracts, which will be published in the conference booklet (online and print). The abstract must include:

  • A brief description of the project, research, strategies to be displayed
  • A clearly expressed link to one or more of the conference sub-themes

When submitting your abstract you will also need to provide an explanation of the goal(s) of the poster (i.e., a clear articulation of the key ideas that your audience will get from your poster and presentation), of no more than 100 words.

Abstract length: 250 words (maximum)

Due date: 30th September, 2015

Submission location:    RegOnline (+ register to attend)

N.B. While there may be more than one author of the poster, only one person can be nominated as the presenter.