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Workshop on Transitioning Teaching Innovation into Research Publications

Friday, 24th May, 2-4pm

The aim of this workshop is for participants to gain insight into the fields of scholarship and research of learning and teaching within the mathematical and statistical sciences.

This workshop will explore such questions as:-

How can teaching innovations be transitioned into a research publication?
What are some expectations and accepted ways of working in mathematics and statistics education research?
What does appropriate research design look like?
Which methodologies are suitable for educational research?
How do I choose a journal or conference for my scholarly work?
What is different between educational research and discipline research in the mathematical and statistical sciences?

Via hands-on activities and feedback, participants will gain new perspectives into scholarship and academic publishing in educational research within the mathematical and statistical sciences, opening up new possibilities for their research portfolio.


Date: Friday, 24th May, 2-4pm
Location: Room 202a, Learning and Innovation Building (LIB) – Building 17 (map)
The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia

Your Hosts:
Professor Diane Donovan
UQ & Vice-President (Learning and Teaching), Australian Mathematical Society

Professor Chris Tisdell
For more information: Email Chris Tisdell

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Socio-cultural network opportunity

Invitation from Paul Hernandez:

We are looking for practitioners and researchers that have used or are interested in using social and cultural theories of education (e.g. communities of practice, Activity Theory, neo/Vygotskian perspectives, Bourdieusian perspectives, etc.) to understand and/or inform policy or practice in Higher Education Mathematics. We are looking to organise a workshop later in the year to network and establish collaborations in these areas of knowledge. If you are interested, please contact Dr Paul Hernandez Martinez at

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Poladian Project: Seminar Day

When: 19th Februrary

Where: Syndey

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RAISE Conference

When: 4 – 6 September

Where: Newcastle University

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MERGA Conference

When: 30 June – 4 July

Where: Curtin University

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2019 University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching

April 30 – May 1, 2019

2019 University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching.

THEME: Exploring Experiential Learning

April 30 – May 1, 2019
Calgary, Alberta, CANADA

Submit your proposal by December 13, 2018

The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning invites all members of the academic community – students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars to explore experiential learning — and the scholarship, approaches, practices and issues that surround it — in the postsecondary context.

We also encourage potential presenters to volunteer as peer-reviewers for the conference proposal adjudication process. Reviewers can expect to spend two to three hours of their time adjudicating between seven to eight proposals. It is not necessary to present at the conference nor to register as a delegate to volunteer as a reviewer – login or create an account and complete: Profile -> Roles -> Reviewer.

Please contact if you would like more information.

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Upcoming NSW FYiMaths Event 13th December

Registrations are now open for the First Year in Maths (NSW) end of year event.

This event is free. We hope Santa may make a surprise appearance!
Places are limited, so please register now!

Registration can be found via a Google Form here

Current abstract and speakers can be found here

For any queries please contact

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AustMS/AMSI Teaching Seminar Series

Date & Time: Tuesday 27 November 2018, 2pm (AEDT – GMT+11)

Speaker: Katherine Seaton (Latrobe)

Title: Integrating integrity

Abstract: Mathematics tasks of the type assigned to undergraduates are overlooked in the academic integrity literature, and in much of the instructional material for students about misconduct. In this talk, I will present an overview of my forthcoming e-book which begins to address this lack of specific and targeted information. In particular, I will discuss what mathematics can apply from the general scholarship, and from areas like computer science which have, by way of contrast, developed a large body of discipline-specific literature. I will then go on to present some of the 26 scenarios provided as on-line or in-class discussion starters in the book, which will be published as an open educational resource by La Trobe University’s e-Bureau early next year.

Location: Zoom meeting
Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:

Or join by phone:
Dial: +61 2 8015 2088
Meeting ID: 330 314 648
International numbers available:

Or join from a H.323/SIP room system:

or H323:330314648@ (From Cisco)
or H323: (From LifeSize or Polycom)
or or (U.S.)
Meeting ID: 330314648

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Digital Literacy Show and Tell

When: 12th November

Where: Melbourne University

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Come and explore 15 digital literacy demonstrations. There will be opportunities to ask questions, explore challenges and make connections with colleagues, as they share their inspiring examples of developing digital literacy skills within curriculum.

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Forum on the Use of Random Controlled Trials (RCTs) in Education

When: 28th – 29th November

Where: University of Newcastle

The Teachers and Teaching Research Centre (TTRC) invite interested colleagues to attend the “Forum on the Use of Random Controlled Trials (RCTs) in Education”.

Addressing an exciting and expanding area of research in Australia, this two-day Forum centres on the use of RCTs within Education. Hosted by the TTRC, the Forum is open to all interested educators, researchers, and research students. No prior knowledge of RCTs is needed.

The two-day program provides comprehensive coverage of RCTs in Education—from purpose and design to implementation and dissemination.

The Forum also offers a unique opportunity to hear from Professor Judith D. Singer, an internationally renowned statistician and social scientist whose scholarly interests focus on improving quantitative methods used in social, educational, and behavioural research.

To register or for more information: Go to http://UONRCT2018.EVENTBRITE.COM.AU or contact

When / Where? 28-29 November 2018, University of Newcastle.

Further information: http://UONRCT2018.EVENTBRITE.COM.AU

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Educational Developers’ Caucus Annual Conference 2019

When: 19th – 22nd Feb

Where:  Online

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the Educational Developers’ Caucus 2019 Conference: Positive Resilience and the Future of ED(C). The conference is going online in 2019, and will run daily from 12 to 3pm EST between February 19th and 22nd. There will be two types of presentations: concurrent sessions and the EDC Showcase.

As the nature of our work, our administrators, and our commitment to our own development constantly evolves, it is important to develop positive resiliency skills. For this year’s Educational Developers’ Caucus (EDC) annual conference, we ask you to think about how educational developers’ think, interact, enact, and engage with their practice and how EDC can (or should) facilitate this. We also ask you to think about educational development in general, and more specifically how we can support ourselves and others in an increasingly busy and complex world.

More information about the EDC 2019 Conference theme, format, and the complete call for proposals can be found on the EDC Conference website:

The deadline to submit a proposal for a concurrent session is Tuesday, October 30th, 2018, and the deadline to submit a proposal for an EDC Showcase is Friday, November 30th, 2018.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Celia Popovic


The 2019 EDC Conference Planning Committee

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Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand (TERNZ) Conference 2018

When: 28-30 November

Where: Victoria University of Wellington, NZ

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2018 Mathematical Educational Software Interest Group (MESIG) Meeting @ UNSW

Date: Friday, 30 November 2018 – 9:00am to 4:00pm

Venue: Room 4082, Red Centre Bldg, Kensington campus, UNSW Sydney


About the workshop

The Mathematics Educational Software Interest Group (MESIG) meeting is a forum for the discussion of mathematics-oriented software in university teaching. This group was instigated in 2015 by the late Leon Poladian, and there will be a special keynote address in his honour.

This is an informal workshop. Participants are welcome to share their experience and examples of software used in their teaching.

Registration and abstract submission

Please register by following this link Abstract submission will be available until the 30th of September.

Registration cost



The event will run from 9-4, with lunch provided. More details will become available closer to the event.

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Pacific Territory Education Reform @ Auckland NZ

Theme – Educational pathways for Pacific learners

The learner-centered programme will be based around three stages of a Pacific learner’s journey through tertiary education under the following sub-themes:

  • Supporting learners to shape and start their educational pathways
    What can we do to support Pacific learners to shape their education pathway?
  • Supporting learners in their educational pathways
    What do we do well to respond to Pacific learners? What could we do better?
  • The outcomes from educational pathways
    How will we know our system is working for Pacific learners?

This year, for the first time, we are introducing three Talanoa sessions to enable delegates to discuss and debate key issues relating to each of the three sub-themes.

Date: 28 – 29 September

Where: Auckland, NZ

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9th Annual Higher Education Summit Asia @ Singapore

Part of IBC’s 5th Annual EduCon Asia, the 9th Higher Education Summit is designed to increase learning outcomes and networking opportunities across the education value chain. Get unparalleled insights on accessing growth markets, new approaches to increasing student enrollment, facility development, implementing digital solutions, and much more.

With 250+ participants expected, this remains the region’s top event that brings together a global gathering of both public and private educators.

Conference Highlights:
3 Co-located conferences, 60+ expert insights, 250+ participants
Shifts in student mobility, enrollment outlook, and growth markets
Successful models in unbundling degrees and customizing courses
Pricing strategies, and new sources of funding
Design and technology trends in facilities and infrastructure
Gamification, Augmented Reality and AI – how impacted are we, and how to make it happen?

HERDSA is a supporting partner of the 9th Higher Education Summit Asia

Discount for HERDSA members: Quote P10600HERDSA for 20% off normal conference rates!

Date: 26th – 29th September, 2017

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