Teaching Matters

Abstract Submission

Submissions for Teaching Matters 2016 have now closed.

The information below is provided as a reminder.

Authors may submit up to three abstracts. You may continue to edit your abstract(s) up until the closing date. All abstracts proposals request the following additional information:

  • Title
  • First Author
  • School/Centre/Institute
  • Co-authors and their School/Centre/Institute
  • Presenter(s)
  • Abstracts (300 words or less)

Abstracts must be submitted under one of the following themes:

  • Students as Partners and Building an Inclusive Culture
  • Locally and Globally Engaged Learning and Teaching
  • Supervision as Pedagogy
  • Breadth Units and Inter-disciplinarity
  • Work Integrated Learning
  • Blended Learning

Submission Type

Spotlights on Practice

The Spotlights on Practice format is suited to critical descriptions and analyses of innovative teaching practice. The presenter(s) will have 10 minutes to describe their practice, analyse what worked well and why, and relate it to broader theory or other research in university learning and teaching, followed by 5 minutes for questions.

There will be three simultaneous streams of up to four Spotlights in Practice each, occurring twice during the conference (morning and afternoon).

Poster Presentations

Posters are suited to current projects, research, or innovative learning and teaching strategies that can be explained in a visually compelling format. We particularly welcome poster abstracts from those who have not previously presented at Teaching Matters.

The posters will be available for viewing throughout the day of the conference, and presenters will be asked to share a very short summary of their work during lunchtime, describing the key elements of the project, research or strategy, followed by brief questions. An electronic copy should be provided in advance for inclusion in a slide show promoting the posters.


Workshops enable presenters to facilitate an interactive session for up to one hour. Each workshop must be designed to promote participation and active learning. It should engage participants in the exploration of innovative practice and/or practical solutions to a significant pedagogical challenge. Abstracts for workshops should outline the topic or focus of the workshop, key intended learning outcomes, and strategies for fostering interaction.

There is an IT suite and a small breakout room available for workshops. Workshops will be limited to a maximum of fifteen participants each.

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World Café

We will also offer a world café to showcase the themes of the conference and the University of Tasmania communities of practice.

The world café will consist of multiple tables of up to eight participants each, with one or more leads, where key topics can be discussed. One hour has been set aside for the world café.

Please note: world café is by invitation only, however, if you are interested in leading a table, please email Teaching.Matters@utas.edu.au with an outline of your proposal for consideration.