Celebrating Learning and Teaching at Griffith

Celebrating Learning and Teaching featured thought-provoking sessions exploring practical ways of progressing the success of our students and graduates: embedding employability, engaging diverse learners, implementing innovative pedagogies, refreshing course and learning design and caring for our own well-being as educators.

Attendees were inspired by the contemporary perspectives provided by invited keynote speakers and the demonstrations of innovative practice from our Griffith educators. We also also celebrated the achievements of our remarkable educators at the Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Awards and the HEA Fellowships@Griffith Celebration.

Program of events

Wednesday 9 October

Leadership of Learning Symposium

9.00 am – 2.00 pm, Student Guild Function Centre (G07) The Link, Gold Coast campus

This event is an opportunity for you to contribute to discussions that will drive the Griffith Learning and Teaching Academy's direction in learning and teaching into the future. There will be facilitated discussions and networking with peers, and a keynote presentation from Professor Dominique Parrish, Pro Vice Chancellor (Learning and Teaching), Macquarie University.

Monday 21 October Tuesday 22 October Wednesday 23 October Thursday 24 October Friday 25 October

Creating Inclusive Learning Cultures: Celebrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Learning and Teaching

9.30 am - 12.30 pm, Sir Samuel Griffith Centre (N78) 1.19, Nathan campus

As university educators and practitioners, we all aim to support our students to achieve to their full potential, valuing their diverse backgrounds and ensuring they can participate fully in university learning experiences. Join our guest, IRU Vice Chancellors’ Fellow Associate Professor Amani Bell, along with a panel of esteemed Griffith colleagues to discuss the multi-faceted nature of diversity, equity and inclusion in learning and teaching during a ‘Q&A’ style interactive panel session.

Educator Well-being

1.30 pm - 3.30 pm, Sir Samuel Griffith Centre (N78) 1.19, Nathan campus

Following on from the success of last year's session on self-compassion in the workplace, we're running another session that's all about YOU - the educator. This year you'll learn more about educator mental health and strategies for well-being. Everyone is welcome.

Teaching Using Engaging and Empowering Pedagogies

9.00 am – 2.45 pm, Central Theatres (N18) Theatre 1, Nathan campus

Professor Debra Henly (Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor) will give the opening address: Learning & Teaching at Griffith: What does the future hold? This will be followed by an interactive lecture presentation by Dr Jared Cooney Horvath, an Educational Neuroscientist from the University of Melbourne, and open class sessions facilitated by Griffith educators.

Thinking Design to Really Engage your Learners

10.00 am - 12.00 pm, Campus Heart (N76) 1.04/1.05, Nathan campus

In this session you will work through a mini design thinking activity. With input from online students and experienced teachers, you will have an opportunity to explore how you could approach a learning activity in a different way by applying the Design Thinking method.

HEA Fellowships@Griffith Celebration

2.00 pm – 4.00 pm, Student Guild Function Centre (G07) The Link, Gold Coast campus

All staff are invited to network and celebrate with Griffith's new 2019 HEA Fellows. The Head of HEA Fellowships@Griffith, Professor Ruth Bridgstock, will give a short presentation acknowledging our new Fellowship holders and the valuable contributions from across our growing HEA community.

Vice Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Awards

6.30 pm - 8.30 pm, Ian O'Connor building (G40) Lecture Theatre 5.60, Gold Coast campus

At the Awards presentation, the outstanding achievements of some of our remarkable teachers will be recognised. These include Griffith Citations and Awards for Excellence in Teaching recipients; Griffith Internationalisation Awards recipients; Griffith staff who have received National Citations, Teaching and Program Awards; and Griffith staff conferred Principal Fellows (Advance HE).

Inclusivity in the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

9.30 am - 1.00 pm, Campus Heart (N76) 1.04/1.05, Nathan campus

Our learning and teaching practices provide opportunities to prepare students (and ourselves) to learn, engage and work in a world where global diversity is valued. Join us to learn how Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning Principles can underpin these practices. A selection of presentations, activities and an expo will help and inspire us to find efficient and effective ways to enhance inclusion for all across our VLE.

Embedding Employability into Teaching with Ease and Impact

9.30 am - 3.00 pm, Griffith Business School (G42) 2.17, Gold Coast campus

With university performance-based funding just around the corner, it’s time to get strategic about employability. What approaches genuinely make difference to students’ career outcomes? How can we address employability effectively without pushing other important learning to one side? Are there small, easy things we can try in our courses that will have a big impact? If these questions interest you, then we warmly invite you to join us at this event.

Monday 28 October

Blended Learning Designs in STEM Higher Education: Putting Learning First

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm, Function Room (N71), The Uni Bar, Nathan campus

Join your fellow educators for drinks and canapes at the launch of the new book, Blended Learning Designs in STEM Higher Education: Putting Learning First. A great opportunity to discuss and learn more about the learning and teaching practices of the exceptional Griffith Sciences academics featured in the book.

How to register

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Staff can enrol directly in workshops using self service in the Staff Portal. Log into the Staff Portal > Key Services > My Staff Page > Training and Online Resources > Face2Face Training > Search by Course Number. Enter the Course Number related to the event.

Check your enrolment status at any time by viewing your personal Training Summary page. Log into the Staff portal > Key Services > My Staff Page > Training and Online Resources > My Training Summary.

If you require any assistance or wish to cancel your enrolment, please email learning_futures_admin@griffith.edu.au.