News and Events for Teaching Staff

An exciting range of events are offered annually to University of Adelaide staff involved in the provision and development of Learning and Teaching.

We invite you to contact us with details of your Learning Teaching event or activity, or details of other external events or conferences which would be of interest to staff in the Learning and Teaching field.




Rethinking STEM Higher Education - 2021 Conference

The 2021 STEM conference will provide an opportunity to reflect on, learn from, and further progress our responses to the COVID-19 crisis, to ensure that our approaches to STEM education are more resilient, effective and inclusive and to identify the new opportunities that have arisen from the pandemic.



This is how I teach - 2020 Teaching Award Recipients

First presented in 1991, Stephen Cole the Elder Awards were established through bequest made to the University of Adelaide by a descendant of Stephen Cole the Elder, pioneer South Australian colonist.  They are presented to the University’s highest achievers in teaching, support of teaching, and supervisory practices, and recognise the contributions made to student learning by both academic and professional staff. We spoke to this year’s deserving winners about what they enjoy about teaching, their teaching philosophy and how they have managed during an extremely challenging 2020.

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Peer Assisted Courtroom Sessions - a PASS success story

In mid-2019, Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Leader Jesse Beckinsale approached Peer Learning Programs Coordinator Chelsea Avard with an idea to support University of Adelaide Law students in developing advocacy skills and developing networks with students in their cohort. 

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Indigenous Support in the University Library

Since May of 2019, the University Library Indigenous Support Librarian, Renee Johnson has been building a portfolio to connect and support the learning and teaching aspirations of the University’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, staff and researchers, with a strong emphasis on stakeholder engagement and maintaining an effective working relationship with Wirtlu Yarlu Aboriginal Education.  

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Strong student response to Academic Integrity Awareness Week

A very successful inaugural University of Academic Integrity Awareness Week was held October 19 – 23.

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This is how I teach

As part of the ongoing recognition of teaching excellence across the University we spoke with Dr Kathryn Hill, Postdoctoral Research Associate from the School of Biological Sciences, for this months ‘This is how I teach’.



This is how I teach

The success of The University Adelaide is due to its people and the Learning and Teaching News will recognise the great teaching that is happening through a regular introduction to your colleagues: ‘This is how I teach’.



Building understanding of Academic Integrity

Dr Alistair Standish has implemented a three-pronged educational approach to improve both understanding and performance.


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2020 Festival of Learning and Teaching

Thank you to all who attended and contributed to the success of this year's Festival!

Program details and recordings are now available.

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