The University of Melbourne Teaching and Learning Conference 2017

30-31 May 2017 at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne

Presented by the Melbourne CSHE, and sponsored by Academic Services of the University of Melbourne, this conference is a premier opportunity for all staff of the University to meet and exchange ideas and information on the diverse range of approaches to teaching and learning; support of teaching and learning and the Melbourne experience; and best practice exemplars of quality teaching and learning.

Teaching and learning at the University of Melbourne prepares well-rounded graduates who are academically outstanding, practically grounded and socially responsible. The five themes of the conference reflect our teaching and learning culture by focusing on:

  • Challenge – Developing graduates who enjoy and embrace intellectual challenge
  • Inquiry – Developing graduates skilled in critical thinking, inquiry research and discovery
  • Application – Developing graduates skilled in applying knowledge and ideas to practical problems
  • Collaboration – Developing graduates skilled in working collaboratively with others
  • Self-direction – Developing graduates who are self-aware, reflective and self-directing learners.


Laureate Professor John Hattie will give the keynote presentation at this conference. Professor Hattie is Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute and incoming Deputy Dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Read more about Prof. Hattie.

Suitable for

The conference will be of interest to University of Melbourne academic and professional staff involved in undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and learning.


This is a free event for University of Melbourne staff only.


This conference will be held in the basement level of the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne.

Call for abstracts

Abstracts are invited from academic and professional staff of The University of Melbourne. Papers can be empirical studies or examples of best practice. Three outstanding presentations will be selected for further development and publication in the Melbourne CSHE Occasional Papers series. There will also be a prize for the best poster presentation.

Abstracts will be reviewed against the following criteria:

  • Contribution to scholarship and/or practice
  • Relevance to the University beyond own context
  • Alignment with the conference themes.

How to submit

Submit abstract using the submission form by 5pm, 31 March 2017.

Abstracts must not exceed 300 words and can be submitted for one of the following formats:

  • Oral presentation (10 minute presentation and 5 minutes discussion)
  • Oral presentation (20 minutes presentation and 10 minutes discussion)
  • Interactive workshop (60 minutes) – this may include some combination of presentation, discussion, participant reflection and application, simulation, or other form of interactivity. Audience interaction is an essential component of all accepted submissions
  • Poster presentation.

Register to attend

Register here by 5.00pm 22 May 2017.


For further queries, please contact:

Erin Turner
+61 3 8344 2591

Nina Grange
+61 3 8344 1121