Festival of Learning and Teaching - Friday 14 June 2024

The Festival of Learning and Teaching provides a space for academic and professional staff and student leaders to come together to focus on the education endeavour integral to the purpose of the University. It is an opportunity for all staff who teach or support learning to share practice, be inspired, learn from one another, and network.

We are excited to announce the theme for the June Festival: Meaningful approaches to learning and teaching in the age of AI.

Michael Henderson, Professor of Digital Futures, Monash University, will be our special guest, leading our exploration of the Festival's theme.

The plenary and concurrent sessions will provide opportunities to engage with two sub-themes:

  • Feedback for learning: principles and approaches. What is the human dimension and how do we leverage it in a dialogic approach?
  • Considerations for an ethical, responsible and principled engagement with technological tools in learning and teaching.

Friday 14 June 2024
Flentje Lecture Theatre
9:30am - 1:30pm



Festival Program outline

9:00am Registration desk opens
9:30am Plenary
10:45am Morning Tea
11:10am Concurrent Sessions
12:00pm Concurrent Sessions
12:50pm Lunch and networking


Detailed program coming soon!

The June event will feature curated sessions.  An open call for proposed sessions will be made for the October event, so look out for information about how you can share your practice.



Michael Henderson

Features of June Program


Professor Michael Henderson

Michael is Professor of Digital Futures, and Director of Educational Design and Innovation in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Australia. Michael spends most of this time being enjoyably frustrated by educational technologies. His research focuses on innovative teaching and learning designs and the implications of digital technologies across all sectors of education. He is an internationally recognised educator and researcher with over 175 publications and the recipient of national and international awards for teaching and research. His current research interests are focused on generative AI, assessment and feedback, as well as creativity in online teaching. Of relevance to this keynote he has been involved in the development of the Australian Government’s guidelines on Generative AI in Schools, as well as TEQSA’a framework for AI and Assessment, and has participated in international panels on the opportunities and risks with regards to G-AI and assessment.


Concurrent sessions

  • 2023 Learning and Teaching Advancement Grant outcomes
  • Marketplace of Ideas
  • Interactive workshops
  • Panel discussions


Footage taken from the Festival of Learning and Teaching October 2023

To help craft a strong and positive future for our students, the University has embarked on a journey to design a future-fit learning and teaching strategy: Education in a Digital World.

The Festival celebrates innovation in learning and teaching at the University of Adelaide. This year events were remodelled to align with the development of the strategy and to be responsive to the needs of academic and professional staff who teach and support learning. 

Resources from previous Festival of Learning and Teaching events