Updated: Thursday 3 November 2022

This year’s Learning and Teaching Forum is on Friday 2nd December. Registrations are now open for online or on-campus attendance:

Theme: Putting the human at the heart of our blended future 

While UTS is a campus-based university, the impact of the global pandemic has heightened demand for flexibility and expanded opportunities for us to innovate using different modes and technologies. At the same time, it has brought challenges for students, particularly related to access, inclusion, wellbeing, belonging and engagement. Staff have had to adjust to different modes of teaching and supporting students whilst balancing the many demands in the post-pandemic world. 

The theme of the 2022 forum locates students, staff and their experiences at the centre as we explore, showcase and experiment with ways to teach and innovate using different modes. These modes form a continuum ranging from in-person through to fully online with blended and hybrid variations in between. 

As with past forums, we will have a strong student presence throughout the day; we will be inviting students to participate, present, and facilitate sessions. We encourage the participation and contribution from staff across UTS. The forum will also be a great opportunity to hear from our incoming DVC Kylie Readman, who will be delivering the keynote address.

Contribute now: Submissions due Monday November 7

This is an opportunity for you to showcase your teaching/professional practice and how it aligns with the UTS Model of Learning and learning.futures, as well as our UTS 2027 strategy. We encourage submissions which address one or more of the following aspects: 

  • Modes of delivery (blended, hybrid, online)  
  • Partnering with students 
  • Team-based teaching 
  • Active and collaborative engagement 
  • Feedback and assessment 
  • Diversity, belonging and wellbeing 
  • Inclusion and accessibility 
  • Sustainability, reflexive praxis and global citizenship education 
  • Professional practice education 
  • Indigenous Graduate Attribute (IGA) 

We encourage you to share new approaches you’ve tried, including how you’ve experimented with new modes, changed how you involve students in improving/developing your subjects or courses, or moved to more team-based methods. 

This template will guide you in creating your submission. Focus on the challenge, your practice ‘in action’, outcomes and what you learned/changed in your practice.   

  • Deadline for submissions (using the template above): 9am, Monday 7th November 
  • Notification of receipt and successful submissions announced by: Monday 14 November 2022.

Any questions relating to the forum can be sent to IML_OPS@uts.edu.au 

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