The Teaching Innovation Unit presents

UniSA Teaching and Learning Symposium 2018

Friday 9th November 2018 - City West Campus

 [FULL PROGRAM - pdf file]


[Symposium closing poll]


Live streaming

We are pleased to be able to offer live streaming via Panopto of all plenary sessions and three of the concurrent streams. Simply select the link in the program below for the session you are interested in. We will have TIU staff monitoring the Panopto streams in each room, so if you are participating online you will be able to ask questions that they can relay to presenters in the room. There is a slight delay (of about 40 seconds) in the streams, so if you do post a question we will need to wait for an appropriate moment to include it.

[Please select this link to stream the session] Panel 1 - Programs and People, Chaired by Professor Shane Dawson, Director Teaching Innovation Unit

[Please select this link to stream the session] Panel 2 - Towards Authentic Assessment, Chaired by Dr David Birbeck, Academic Developer Teaching Innovation Unit

For the rest of the streaming sessions please select the link below


The 2018 UniSA Teaching and Learning Symposium invites educators from across the university to come together for a one-day conversation about teaching and learning. The aim of the symposium is to provide an opportunity for educators to present on their own practices and make visible all the great work they are doing – from small scale to large. While conferences provide educators with opportunities to talk about teaching and learning with people at other universities, the 2018 T&L symposium is about educators at UniSA talking to each other: about challenges, successes, interventions tried and failed, and learnings gained from inquiries made into theory and practice.

The day opens with a panel discussion on the Enterprise 25 themes of ‘Programs and People’, featuring Senior Teaching and Learning leaders from across UniSA. This is followed by a panel discussion featuring members of the ATN Universities’ authentic assessment working group exploring the challenges of moving away from exams towards more ‘authentic’ forms of assessment. We will then break into six concurrent strands with presentations from UniSA educators clustered together around common themes. Throughout the day, we hope to encourage plenty of sharing and discussion. The day will close by bringing everyone together again for a celebration and some prizes and awards:

  • Best title (as judged by the organisers)
  • Best paper (judged on the day by all attendees)
  • Area with most papers submitted

There is an added incentive to stay for the celebration: we will be collecting everyone’s name badges to go into a lucky dip prize draw. You need to be there to be in the running!

Event details

The registration desk will be located in the foyer of the Allan Scott Theatre (ground level of the Hawke Building). When you register you will be provided with a name badge, a printed program, and voting stickers for the ‘Best Paper’ award. Abstracts for all papers will be posted on the walls outside the Bradley Forum on Level 5 the Hawke Building (where morning tea, lunch and closing drinks/canapes will be served). Please cast your votes for Best Paper by placing your stickers on the abstracts of the papers you liked most.

Tea and coffee will be provided at morning tea. For those who require their caffeine earlier, there are plenty of cafes in close proximity to the Allan Scott Theatre. Someone at the registration desk can direct you. You are encouraged to bring a reusable cup to minimise waste!