Monday, 6th July Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia 2015

9:30AM - 4:30PM
Monday, 6th July

Stuart Schonell (UTAS), Geoff Treloar (ACT), Coralie McCormack (Canberra), Maria Northcote (Avondale), John Gilchrist (ACU)

Biographies available here.

Location: Swinburne City Campus (Federation Room - Level 2, 196 Flinders Street, Melbourne
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TATAL workshops develop cohorts of reflective practitioners. Participants reflect on and share learning and teaching experiences aligned to the conference themes while developing networks with practitioners from other institutions. TATAL has been running since 2008 and the collaborative and scholarly focus of TATAL has resulted in publications, grants and teaching awards for past participants. (Examples of publications include: Miley, F., Cram, B., Griffin, A., Kennelly, R., McCormack, C., & Read, A. (2012). Using stories in teaching. HERDSA Guide. Higher Education Research development Society of Australasia; and Gilchrist, J., Hancock, E., Islam, J., McCormack, C., & Northcote, M. (2013). Collaborative Mentoring - reflection on the role of TATAL in the aftershock of a HERDSA Fellowship Application. HERDSA News, 35(3), pp. 16-18)

During the workshop participants will begin to develop a teaching philosophy statement and teaching portfolio while sharing their experiences with colleagues. After the conference participants can continue the TATAL experience through facilitated Skype sessions with TATAL colleagues to continue to reflect on their teaching philosophy and portfolio, for individual improvement or beginning the HERDSA Fellowship process. 

Melbourne TATAL includes a full day pre-conference workshop and a follow up breakfast meeting.
Participation is free for delegates also attending the main HERDSA conference (except for day registrations), but a pre-registration is compulsory.

What HERDSA Colleagues say about TATAL:
• “One of TATAL’s strengths is the mix of disciplines…”(2008 TATAL participant)
• “…about how we align our teaching with the scholarship of teaching.” (2008 TATAL participant)
• “Learning about teaching and learning in a supportive and stimulating environment.” (2009 TATAL participant)
• “Turning… problems into… effectiveness in teaching…”(2009 TATAL participant)
• “…reassurance and inspiration which has assisted my development of skills and confidence.” (2010 TATAL survey)
• “Opportunities to mentor and be mentored, to facilitate and be facilitated, to learn and to teach.” (2011 TATAL participant)
• “The workshop has enabled me to identify the components of a teaching philosophy and positioned me to develop my understanding of them.” (2012 HERDSA TATAL participant)


8:30AM - 4:30PM
Monday, 6th July
Level 1 Foyer 1
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Monday, 6th July

Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, VIC 3006)
                - Workshop 1= Room 101
                - Workshop 3= Room 103
                - Workshop 5= Room 102
                - Workshop 7= Room 104

10:45am - 11:15am  Morning Tea  -  Level 1 Foyer 1, MCEC

12:30PM - 1:30PM
Monday, 6th July
1:30PM - 4:30PM
Monday, 6th July

Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, VIC 3006)
                - Workshop 2= Room 104
                - Workshop 4= Room 103
                - Workshop 6= Room 102
                - Workshop 8= Room 101

2:45pm - 3:15pm  Afternoon Tea  -  Level 1 Foyer 1, MCEC