Conferences

I-MELT was a meeting place of minds sharing a common conceptualisation that engages students and educators in many diverse ways, contexts and cultural settings.

International Conference on Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching (I-MELT)

The conference used the Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching as the conceptual frameworks for shared conversations, and so all presentations used, adapted, connected together or critiqued one or more of the following:

I-MELT is supported by the Australian Government, Department of Education and Training through John Willison's National Senior Teaching Fellowship.

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  • Short papers arranged by theme

  • Conference themes

    Presentations and posters used one or more of the MELT frameworks to address any of the conference themes:

    • Engaging Students and Enhancing Teaching
    • Curriculum and Assessment Design
    • Work Integrated Learning
    • Researcher Education
    • Broad MELT Implementation
    • Critiques of any or all of the MELT
    Engaging students and enhancing teaching Curriculum and assessment design
    • Engaging students
    • Enhancing teaching
    • Learning environments
    • Research-based learning
    • Problem/project based learning
    • Digital learning strategies
    • Formative assessment
    • Summative assessment
    • Design of topic/module/subject
    • Program-level thinking
    Work integrated learning Researcher education
    • Work placements
    • Clinical-based learning
    • Higher Degree by Research supervision
    • Early career researchers
    Broad MELT implementation Critiques of any or all of the MELT
    • Program-level thinking
    • Institution-wide implementation 
    • Teacher education and schooling
    • Critiques and improvements of any of the MELT frameworks
    • Critiques of the underlying MELT philosophy
  • Conference proceedings

    The outline of the program is available below. We had:

    • 4 keynote speakers
    • 36 presentations based on the submission of peer-reviewed short papers
    • 4 workshops based on the submission of peer-reviewed short papers that ran concurrent to the presentations
    • a panel session
    • a poster session
    • dinner on 12 December at the conference venue, the National Wine Centre, Adelaide.

    Presentations and posters used one or more of the MELT frameworks to address any of the conference themes:

    • Engaging Students and Enhancing Teaching
    • Curriculum and Assessment Design
    • Work Integrated Learning
    • Researcher Education
    • Broad MELT Implementation 
    • Critiques of any or all of the MELT.

    The program outline below gives you a good guide to the structure of I-MELT. Program key:

    • MELT your Mind = keynotes
    • MELT Icons= visual representations of each facet for children
    • Presentations of MELT = 15 min presentations + 10 min Q&A
    • Into the sMELTer = workshops (run in parallel to 3 MELT presentations)
    • MELTing Pot = academic and student panel
    • MELTdown= final plenary
    • MELTing Moments = 2-minute presentations on each poster
    • MELT Away = nibbles, networking (and wine)

    Overview of the I-MELT program

      Morning Afternoon Evening

    Monday

    11 December

    9.00-10.00am register and coffee

    10.00 Acknowledgement of Country

    Welcome to I-MELT

    10.30 MELT your Mind 1: Emeritus Professor Mick Healey

    12.00 MELT's flow

    12.30-1.30 Lunch

    1.30-3.00 Three MELT Presentations or Into the sMELTer

    3.00- 3.30pm Afternoon tea

    3.30-5.00 Three MELT Presentations or Into the sMELTer

    5 pm Welcome

    Reception

    Tuesday

    12 December

    9am: MELT your Mind 2: Jito

    Vanualailai

    2 x MELT in Your Mouth

    Morning tea

    3 x MELT in Your Mouth

    or sMELT

    Lunch

    3x MELT in Your Mouth

    or sMELT

    Afternoon tea

    MELTing Moments

    (includes 2-minute Poster presentations)

    6 pm I-MELT Dinner

    Wednesday

    13 December

    MELT your Mind: Sylvia Tiala

    2 x MELT in Your Mouth

    Morning tea

    3 x MELT in Your Mouth

    or sMELT

    Lunch- discussion for

    the interested on MELT

    journal.

    The MELTing Pot

    MELTdown: Phil Levy

    MELT Away from 3pm
  • Organising committee

    The I-MELT organising committee is: