Pre-Conference Workshop Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia 2015

Workshop 7 - "Enabling and developing independent successful learners" (#4)

Iris Vardi 1
  1. Vardi Consulting, Kensington, WA, Australia

In this world of increasing online education, ‘flipped classrooms’ and competing interests, the need for students who are prepared, organised and self-managing is more important than ever. But what conditions are necessary for creating the independent self-motivated lifelong learners we need for today and tomorrow? In this interactive and engaging workshop, participants will share experiences and examine:

  • The characteristics of successful learners
  • How to influence the development of student self-regulation skills
  • The impact of student belief systems and the implications for practice
  • Those factors in the learning and class environment that enable successful independence
  • Those factors in the learning and class environment that disable successful independence

This workshop will help you set up the conditions for enabling and developing independent successful learners. Come and join Dr Iris Vardi, an award winning presenter, for 3 lively and engaging hours that will give you a range of practical strategies and ideas.

BioDr Iris Vardi has been involved in education for over 25 years. She is the winner of the HERDSA 2012 Conference Creative Presentation Award, the author of the 2013 HERDSA Guide Developing Students’ Critical thinking in the Higher Education Class, the author of the 2012 HERDSA Guide Effective Feedback for Student Learning in Higher Education and the recipient of a 2012 HERDSA Fellowship which recognised her “important contribution to higher education at the local, national and international levels, particularly in the areas of assessment, feedback, and the scholarship of teaching and learning”. She has presented extensively on assessment, teaching and learning, and has published internationally. Come and benefit from her many years of experience.

Location: Room 104 - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre