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The Teaching Innovation Unit hosts a series of Teaching and Learning Breakfast events throughout the year. Since 2015 we have presented a wide range of topics in teaching and learning with some world-class speakers visiting Adelaide or presenting via a virtual classroom. The session is livestreamed and draw an audience from universities across the world.

Below you’ll see links to register for upcoming breakfast sessions. Please follow THIS LINK to our newly created YouTube playlist for recordings of all the previous presentations. We look forward to seeing you in person or online for a future presentation.

Upcoming Sessions

DateEvent Topic + Speaker

26th Sept


PRESENTER: Professor Susan Page (UTS) Winner 2018 AAUT Neville Bonner Award for Indigenous Education

TOPIC: Risks, rewards and resources: Reflecting on four years of an Indigenous Graduate Attribute project

DATE: Thursday 26th September 2019

TIME: 8:00 – 9:00am (ACST)

LOCATION: Jeffrey Smart Building JS3.13A (City West Campus & via Virtual Classroom)

A light breakfast will be served – please bring a cup/mug if you are able


DETAILS: Universities Australia in their Indigenous Strategy 2017 – 2020 indicate that by 2020 all Australian universities should have mechanisms in place to ensure that all students engage with Indigenous content during the course of their study. The magnitude of such sweeping, transformative change should not be underestimated. In 2015, responding to a similar direction recommended in the Review of Higher Education Access and Outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (Behrendt, Larkin, Griew, & Kelly, 2012), the University of Technology Sydney appointed three senior Indigenous staff to lead a coordinated, university-wide approach to embedding Indigenous content in the curriculum. This presentation shares some of the successes and reflections from the now completed first phase of the Indigenous Graduate Attribute project, led by the team from the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges. Although Indigenising of curriculum work is well advanced in many of the professions related degrees, particularly those in health, there remains considerable work to be done if we are to see the kind of curriculum transformation and graduate outcomes envisioned by the aforementioned documents. This presentation will range across tips for classroom teachers, suggestions for program-focused approaches to curriculum development, and ways to build communities of practice. Along the way the presentation will bust the myth that we always need more resources, highlight the value of teachers taking risks and show how rewards can be part of the process.

BIO: Professor Susan Page is an Aboriginal academic whose research focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ experience of learning and academic work in higher education and student learning in Indigenous Studies. Her current position is Associate Dean (Indigenous) and Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges, in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney. Susan has been the recipient of a number of ARC grants, has received faculty and university awards for Excellence in Teaching and is well published in the area of Higher Education Learning and Teaching. In 2018 she led the team which received the Neville Bonner Award for Indigenous Education (Australian Awards for University Teaching).


Interview with Breakfast Session presenter - Professor Lambert Schuwirth 

Past Event Recordings

Past Teaching and Learning Breakfast Series recordings can be found here on the TIU YouTube channel.