2015 Learning and Teaching Conference: Video links to our keynote speakers presentations are now available - please click on the image above to access the conference page for these.

Below: Delegates at the 2015 Conference - networking, posters and stands in the Checkland Foyer



The Centre for Learning and Teaching works with colleagues across the university and its partner colleges to improve the student learning experience.  We offer informal consultancy to individuals and course teams, professional development through courses, seminars and online resources, and run a variety of events and conferences such as the annual  Learning & Teaching Conference.  We also undertake educational research projects, some externally funded, others internally commissioned by the University, and contribute to the development of institutional and national policy.

In collaboration with Information Services the Centre for Learning and Teaching has developed the Digital Literacies Framework which will support the university's digital transformation.

You can find more information about each of these areas of activity through the links or by using the search box. Please contact the CLT office (details at bottom of each page) if you would like to discuss any aspect of your teaching.


Link to Digital Literacy pages
The CLT is very pleased to welcome Dr Margaret Kiley who will be presenting two workshops during her visit – details below, please click on the titles to link to the booking form:

Dr Margaret Kiley’s research and teaching interests have been related to the curriculum, pedagogy, learning and assessment of research candidates. Margaret is a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, has a conjoint position at Newcastle University, Australia and is an adjunct professor at University Putra Malaysia. In addition to working in Further/Higher Education in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and the UK she has presented workshops on research education and training in New Zealand, Canada and the USA. 

Advantages and challenges of mature-age and often part-time doctoral candidates

Tuesday 8 September 2015
3.00 – 5.00 pm (with refreshments)
Room 101, Mayfield House, Falmer

While many mature-age (and often part-time) candidates bring with them considerable skills and experience, recent research suggests that some also bring particular challenges in learning to be researchers. This workshop addresses some of these challenges and possible strategies for dealing with them.

Within a Threshold Concepts framework:

  • Discuss various threshold concepts related to learning to be a researcher
  • Identify particular advantages and challenges experienced by doctoral candidates within Threshold Concepts
  • Discuss possible strategies for assisting some mature-age, and often part-time candidates who may have additional challenges in learning to be researchers
Leading and working in a supervisory team and mentoring less experienced colleagues

Wednesday 9 September 2015
12.00 – 2.00 pm (with lunch)
Room 115, Mayfield House, Falmer

This workshop will be of interest to staff who are, or who anticipate, working in or leading a supervisory team  and  particularly where less experienced colleagues are likely to require some form of mentorship in their role as co-supervisor, doctoral supervisors, particularly those likely to be in team supervision, leading teams and mentoring colleagues

This session aims to provide:

  • An overview of issues related to supervising using team system, and                     
  • An introduction to the idea of mentoring less experienced co-supervisors


Facilitator: Margaret Kiley
E-Mail: margaret.kiley@anu.edu.au