• Thursday, 20 May 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Zoom – further details provided upon registration

What are Hot Topics?

Hot Topics are curriculum and teaching themes that have emerged in UTS from student learning experiences, student feedback surveys (SFS), consultations and other strategic projects. They are a series of professional development and engagement opportunities to enhance courses and provide longer-term support through community building and sustained critical dialogues. 

Hot Topic Theme: Teamwork and Student Agency

Have you been reluctant to bring your whole self to the classroom? How does self-awareness come into your teaching practice? And how can you model this type of powerful alignment – quite beyond the content of what you’re teaching – for your students? In this hands-on, interactive session, you’ll explore some radical, decolonised perspectives for creating peak experiences for learners. You’ll develop some agency to help your students learn with more grace, confidence and awareness. Part storytelling, part provocation, part active learning, this session looks at personal and social transformation as the most deliberate, conscious aspiration of what we might call ‘agency’.

Join us as we welcome Bem Le Hunte in conversation. The discussion will consider these questions as we begin to explore transformative learning where the teacher considers creativity and reflexivity in self and students. Fostering a teaching environment where time is taken to solve problems with integrity, a sense of responsibility and emotion to build metacognition


Professor Bem Le Hunte is an internationally published novelist and an expert in the field of Creative Intelligence (thinking creatively across disciplinary constraints). She is the Director of Learning and Teaching in the TD School at UTS, as well as the founding course director of the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (BCII). She teaches creative thinking, theory and practice across many disciplines from anthropology to media and creative writing – and works with academics from across all faculties at UTS as well as with the TD School’s industry partnership base of over 500 organisations and 2,000 individuals.

This event is facilitated by the Institute for Interactive Media and Learning (IML) Teaching and Curriculum (TAC) Team.

Franziska Trede is an Associate Professor in Higher Education and Professional Practice in the Institute for Interactive Media and Learning (IML) at UTS.

Dimity Wehr is a Senior HEA curriculum developer IML TACT team. Curriculum design advice and development and event facilitation in the blended learning environment.

You’ll be added into the ‘Hot Topics’ MS Teams space upon registration. You’ll be able to stay connected, view shared resources, favourite papers, blogs and website links. You can leave the MS team space at anytime or email IML_Ops@uts.edu.au to opt out.

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Your video, audio and the meeting chat transcript may be recorded or photographed. Please advise the facilitator if you do not wish to be recorded or photographed.

Bookings are closed for this event.