This September, we are hosting our first Virtual Learning and Teaching Symposium. Following the success of both the 2019 Vocational Education and Higher Education Learning and Teaching Symposia, this year’s event will include and reach even more of VU’s passionate teachers. The call for submissions is extended to our wider community including VU Sydney, VU Online and Partnerships (TNE).
The symposium aims to foster connections, to examine our distinctiveness and innovation in the Australian education sector and to learn from each other in these rapidly changing times. The program will feature a keynote address, Q&A sessions, workshops and themed virtual presentations.
2020 Vision: Discovery | Destination
- Tales from the COVID face: how we react, how we recover
Response to COVID-19, what have we learnt, what should we take with us
- Passport to beyond
Preparing students for the world of work. Life long learning partners
- Power of stories
Collaborating with industry, community, partners, international, dual sector
- Students as partners
Co-creating the VU way – the ideology of VU’s Students as Partners.
- The surprising path
Alternative ways to look at assessment, what is working, what hasn’t worked
- Planetary Health
Engaging with your local community to improve its health and wellbeing
- Lightning round: 5 minute showcase presentations + 2 minute question time on a sub-theme.
- Plenary sessions: 30 minute active and engaging sessions on a sub-theme. This longer format is well suited to describe a larger project or strategy.
- Workshops: 30 minute opportunity to showcase and workshop tech or learning activities, something better experienced than talked about, involving group participation.
Question & answer panels
- Student panel
- Same but different, teachers from across the VU Community
- Critical digital pedagogies with VU’s learning leaders
Do you have an idea for a panel topic or presenter?
Send it through to us at [email protected]
The keynote speaker is to be announced.
Reasons to submit
You are super busy and barely have time to brush your teeth, so why put in the time to submit an abstract and present?
- Your community should hear about your great work
- Professional learning opportunity
- Get presentation coaching
- Great for promotion applications.