Researching Teaching and Learning Practices

This workshop series is designed for those teaching and academic specialists who are interested in researching their own curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment (TLA) practices. This rapidly growing field of research is known internationally as the scholarship of teaching and learning.

The aim of this workshop series is to strengthen evidence-based approaches to guide improvements in TLA, and to enhance leadership of TLA practices within disciplinary contexts.  It will offer Teaching Specialists and Academic Specialists a designated program of activities that will:

  • build their knowledge and skills related to investigating and improving TLA practices;
  • provide insights into enhancing and leading TLA practices; and
  • recognise their important role within the University community.

The workshops are designed to introduce you into the community of scholars working in this field internationally through becoming familiar with the discipline-based teaching and learning literature and the range of local and international conferences that focus on this work. You will also be introduced to the qualitative and quantitative research methods appropriate to the field, as well as supported in the research design, data collection, analysis and writing up of a piece of research on your own teaching and learning practice.

Please note that applicants must attend all three sessions in order to complete the program.

Compulsory Sessions


Wednesday 24 July
10.00am – 12.30pm
Room 456, Level 4, Arts West

Issues and challenges in researching teaching and learning

Monday 30 September
10.00am – 3.00pm
Room 456, Level 4, Arts West

Design and methodology

Monday 25 November
10.00am – 12.30pm 
Room 355, Level 3, Arts West

Analysis and evaluation
Registrations are now closed.

More information:

For queries regarding the content or delivery of this program, please contact:
Professor Sophia Arkoudis
T: +61 3 8344 7434

For queries regarding registration, please contact:
Cathleen Benevento
T: +61 3 8344 4534