Teaching Matters 2018 | Presentation Details | 2018
Inspiring excellent learning and teaching practices: A snapshot from the HERDSA 2018 conference
Tracy Douglas, School of Health Sciences
Excellent teaching is founded on and contributes to scholarship
Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre Foyer
The Higher Education Research and Development Society Australasia (HERDSA) organises an annual international conference attended by academics interested in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The 2018 conference theme was Re(Valuing) Higher Education and a number of staff from the University of Tasmania attended, several presenting papers or posters. Conference subthemes included Valuing Education; Academic Work and Identities; Teaching, Learning and the Student Experience; Pathways, Partnerships and Communities; Governance and Policy; and Innovation. The intention was to revisit the purpose and scope of what being a ‘university’ means as well as considering what differentiates ‘higher’ learning from other forms of post-secondary education.
As a scholarly society, HERDSA is committed to the advancement of higher and tertiary education. It endeavours to a) promote the development of higher education policy, practice and the study of teaching and learning, b) encourage and disseminate research on teaching and learning and higher education development and c) build strong academic communities. This display will give a snapshot of the key presentations that were attended and/or presented by attendees from the University of Tasmania at HERDSA 2018.