QUT symposium

4 November, 2016, QUT, Kelvin Grove Campus, Brisbane

Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland are hosting a symposium focused on reflective pedagogy that ensures student learning during outbound international short-term study experiences. Presentations at the symposium will focus on assessment practices and intangible learning outcomes such as resilience, initiative, empathy etc. within international study. Outcomes of the symposium include the development of co-learning teaching modules and draft guidelines for assessment standards that can be used across a variety of disciplines and contexts within Australian Universities. This symposium is made possible through an Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT) Seed Grant.

Forward Focus: Professor Suzi Derbyshire (PFHEA)| Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) (QUT)

Keynote Speaker: Dr Tim Hall | Co-Leader for ‘Enhancing Programs to Integrate Tertiary Outbound Mobility Experiences’ (EPITOME) (OLT) (WSU)

Presentation Opportunity

We are currently considering applications for presentations that share innovative and effective assessment practices for outbound international short-term study experiences operating across the country. The presentations should be up to 10 minutes long, followed by 5 minutes of discussion time.

Abstract submissions should comprise of 2 pages as follows:

1. Presentation title, name, institutional affiliation, phone, email, brief bio of presenter(s) (100 words).

2. Presentation title, 250-word abstract describing the assessment, including the context, feedback from students or outcomes, and aligned learning outcomes.

Please submit to Courtney Coombs via courtney.coombs@qut.edu.au no later than 12 October, 2016. Successful applicants will be notified via email by 14 October.