Seminar series to address innovation in teaching and learning

Published 18 November 2011

innovation-signpostsThe University of New England will launch a seminar series next week that aims to stimulate critical thinking and collegial discussion about recent innovations in teaching and learning.

Throughout 2011 and 2012, UNE will bring a diverse range of expert speakers to this exciting new seminar series facilitated by Professor Victor Minichiello, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, Faculty of The Professions and Professor Don Hine, School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences.

The seminar series will provide an important opportunity for UNE staff, students, and the general public to learn about new developments in pedagogy and technology that have the potential to transform higher education in Australia and across the world. The seminars will also provide a forum for discussing the opportunities and risks of these new developments, and implications for academics, students, and the future of tertiary education.

Upcoming sessions include:

November 24, 2011
12.00 to 2.00 pm – Lewis Lecture Theatre

Presenters:Professor Philip Long, Director of the Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology, University of Queensland and Professor Jim Barber, Vice-Chancellor and CEO, University of New England

Topic:From Teaching to Learning Redux – Technology for Emerging Humans and an illustration via the UNE Future Campus

December 8, 2011
12.00 to 2.00 pm – Lewis Lecture Theatre

Professor Josep Duart, Open University of Catalonia, Spain

Topic:Using technology to deliver higher education to disadvantaged groups.

February 9, 201212.00 to 2.00 pm – Lewis Lecture Theatre

Presenter:Dr. Rosalind James, Director DEHub Project, UNE

Topic:EduONE: Bringing communities and education together

UNE staff, students and members of the general public are welcome to attend and a light lunch will be provided at all seminars.