Non FYiMaths Events

We regularly update lists of Australian and international conferences in mathematics education, STEM education, scholarship of teaching and learning and higher education.

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Webinar: Mindful assessment design (HEA)

Presenter: Dr Samuel Elkington (Higher Education Academy, UK)

This session explores the concept of mindful learning as it applies to assessment design. We will cover the current thinking and evidence for promoting self-regulatory practices to reframe student-centred assessment as a primary vehicle for authentically personalised learning. This includes student sensitivity to context and new perspectives, intentionality of attention, managing personal responses to feedback, and resilience. The session concludes with some practical examples of mindful assessment design in higher education.


To register for this session please login (or create an account) then click the ‘register now’ button.

Sessions are hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, PVC Education, University New South Wales and Dr Mathew Hillier, Monash University Office of Learning and Teaching, Monash University, Australia.

Please note all sessions are recorded and made public after the event.

When: 7th November

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CARMA Special Semester on Mathematical Thinking: Diagrammatic reasoning in higher education

When: 9th – 11th November

Where: University of Newcastle

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A workshop on the teaching of mathematical concepts using diagrammatic reasoning in higher education, investigating the potential for diagrammatic reasoning to be used to enhance the teaching of mathematics and abstract concepts across a range of disciplines (of business and economics, physics, engineering, and computer science) at the University of Newcastle. It will investigate the potential of diagrammatic reasoning as a novel pedagogical tool to enhance the learning of diverse student cohorts. For further information, please visit the workshop website.

Diagrammatic Reasoning in Higher Education

When: 9-11 November

Where: Newcastle

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CARMA Workshop EViMS 3

When: 13th November

Where: University of Newcastle

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This year, EViMS will continue to provoke and promote creativity and cross-fertilisation across mathematics research and mathematics education. For further information, please visit the workshop website.

Effective Visualisation in the Mathematical Sciences (EVIMS3)

When: 13th November

Where: Newcastle

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CARMA and AMSI Workshop AMSI-CARMA Workshop on Mathematical Thinking

When: 14th – 16th november

Where: University of Newcastle

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Mathematics underpins much of the scientific and technological progress of modernity. This workshop will bring together experts to study the conceptual and neurological basis of mathematical thought and creativity, different aspects of which are associated with brain structures evolved for different purposes. We will explore links to machine learning, which plays a critical role as a model for cognition, as well as cognitive psychology, neuroscience, philosophy and pure and applied mathematics. For further information, please visit the workshop website. The conference is part of CARMA’s Special Semester on Mathematical Thinking.

At this workshop, we will target discussions at forming new interdisciplinary collaborations and formulating concrete research questions with a view towards major grant applications in the ARC Discovery and linkage programmes, among others. Expected benefits arising from such collaborations include machine learning improvements, computer assistance for mathematical research and other high-level cognitive tasks, and improved insight into mathematics education at all levels.

Free online seminar – Student-Centred Learning with Open Education with Dr Rajiv Jhangiani

14 November 2018 11am – 12pm QLD time

Higher education promises to be a vehicle for economic and social mobility; however, this promise increasingly goes begging as our institutions are subtly structured to reinforce existing inequalities, with engagement, persistence, and achievement still closely tied to affordability. The oft-heard institutional claim to be student-centered is similarly hypocritical, as it is usually faculty, accreditation requirements, and budgetary constraints that dictate both the structure and content of the learning experience. It is against the backdrop of these paradoxes that open education practices have emerged as a transformational force in higher education.

Open educational practices (OEP) encompass the creation, adaptation, and adoption of open educational resources, open course development, and even the design of renewable assignments where students are empowered as co-creators of knowledge. OEP represents a truly learner-centered approach to education that radically enhances both agency and access. This presentation will draw on a diverse set of examples to make a case for why the shift away from traditional (closed) practices is not only desirable but also inevitable, and how OEP support the modern university’s mission by serving both social justice and pedagogical innovation.

Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani is a Special Advisor to the Provost on Open Education and a Psychology Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia, where he conducts research in open education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. A recipient of the Robert E. Knox Master Teacher Award from the University of British Columbia and the Dean of Arts Teaching Excellence award at KPU, Dr. Jhangiani also serves as an Associate Editor of Psychology Learning and Teaching, an Ambassador for the Center for Open Science, and co-director of the Open Pedagogy Notebook. Formerly an Open Education Advisor at BCcampus and a Faculty Workshop Facilitator with the Open Textbook Network, Dr. Jhangiani’s books include A Compendium of Scales for Use in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2015) and Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science (2017). You can find him online at @thatpsychprof or

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Workshop in Mathematical Thinking

When: 14-16 November

Where: Newcastle

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Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand (TERNZ) Conference
The 2018 Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand (TERNZ) Conference will be held at Victoria University of Wellington from 28 – 30 November ( There are opportunities for presentations of paper sessions, posters and research or teaching showcases – all accepted abstracts will be included in an online proceedings. TERNZ is open to anyone who is interested in research related to learning and teaching. We particularly welcome people from the wider tertiary education sector who are interested in applications to their educational field.
A distinctive feature of this conference is its emphasis on spaces for discussion and reflection. Instead of traditional paper presentations, themes will be developed through a series of more extended conversations led by the presenter, in which all participants will have the opportunity to play an equal part to promote discussion and sharing of ideas.
The conference reception on the 28th November will include a showcase of original and engaging approaches in either research or teaching as well as posters and we encourage you to consider making submissions for this as well as for the parallel sessions. Pre-conference workshops will be offered on the afternoon of the 28th November. More information about these will be available via the TERNZ2018 website in the near future.
The closing date for abstracts is 15th October, 2018. Registration closes on 21st November, 2018.
TERNZ is sponsored by Ako Aotearoa and Victoria University of Wellington and supported by HERDSANZ.
World Access to Higher Education Day

When: 28th November

Where: Curtin university

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World Access to Higher Education Day @ USQ: A panel discussion

28 November 2018

Does everyone belong at university? A panel discussion.

Throughout this thought-provoking session, our panellists (and you- the audience) will explore aspects of the agenda to widen access to, and broaden participation in, higher education. The challenging questions will include:

• Is more access of itself a good thing?
• Does the current market-driven user pays system promote more access, or does it burden vulnerable students with debt?
• Is university the domain of an intellectual elite?
• Has the demand-driven system reached saturation point?
• Do students with lower scores benefit from university?
• How do universities support broadening student cohorts?
• Whose responsibility is it if students drop out?
• Where does vocational education fit?
• Is a university education even relevant for our future entrepreneurs?

Our diverse panel comprises student, business, university, and societal perspectives of the university, with particular focus on the ramifications of thoughtful consideration that increases access to higher education. Every Australian university is under scrutiny to improve progression and retention rates, to increase representation across diverse student groups, and to meet Federal targets – but the unasked questions remains: does everyone belong at university?

Meet the Panel

• Paul Buckley – a USQ student with a double degree in Mechanical Engineering (Honours) and Business Management and Leadership
• Jenelle Choyce – Regional Director in the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (Darling Downs & South West Region)
• Roger Green – Mentoring for Growth member, and recipient of the Etcom Small Business of the Year Award, and
• Kristen Lyons – Associate Professor, University of Queensland

Join us on November 28 from 13:30 – 15:00 (AEST), either in-person (Y103 Television Studio), or online.

You are encouraged to participate in the discussion via Twitter. Tweet your questions during the session with the conference hashtag #WAHED2018 and the committee will pose them to the panel. If you are unable to attend the panel session, you can follow along via Twitter using the hashtag #WAHED2018.

For more information, including information about our panelists, please visit the website.

Please direct all enquiries to

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The 4th Annual Mathematical Educational Software Interest Group (MESIG) meeting is at UNSW this year.  Here is info from this year’s organiser, Daniel Mansfield:
MESIG4 will be hosted by UNSW Sydney on Friday November 30th. Details and registration can be found on the event page: You are invited to attend. There is (limited) travel funding available, but this will likely only cover the costs for early career academics.
Please direct enquires to Daniel Mansfield <>  Abstract submission is open until 30 September.  Hope to see you there!
62nd Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society

Dates & Venue: Tuesday–Friday 4–7 December 2018
Venue: University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus, Adelaide, SA

More information here

IEEE TALE 2018 Conference on Educational Technology and STEM Education

TALE is the IEEE Education Society’s flagship Asia-Pacific (IEEE Region 10) conference, catering to researchers and practitioners with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education – with a particular emphasis on electrical and electronic engineering, telecommunications, computer engineering, computer science and allied disciplines – as well as those interested in the innovative use of digital technologies for learning, teaching and assessment in any discipline. The target audience of the conference is diverse and includes those working in the higher education, vocational education and training (VET), K-12, corporate, government, and healthcare sectors.

Where: Wollongong

When: 4-7 December

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GEA – Gender and Education Association Conference
The conference theme is intended to provide a platform to critically engage with and interrogate the current political landscape in which debates about knowledge, authority, truth, power and harm are resurfacing and require feminist intervention. A central question underpinning this conference theme is: what does it mean to be pedagogical in a post-truth landscape? And how might feminist scholars work to intervene in this environment? The GEA 2018 conference will provide a forum to explore the challenges and strategies for educators, researchers and participants in higher education in these complex times.
When: 9 – 12 December, 2018
Where: University of Newcastle
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FYiMaths NSW End of Year Event

Date: Thursday 13th December, 9am – 3pm.

Venue: City Campus, University of Technology Sydney.

Theme: A Festive Mix of Learning and Teaching ideas.

All welcome, registration details coming soon.

If you would like to present a teaching idea (20 mins) or workshop (1 hour), please contact Mary Coupland.

MAV Annual Conference

Welcome to MAV18 – Our theme for this year’s conference is Teachers Creating Impact.

The Mathematical Association of Victoria invites you to the 55th Annual Conference (MAV18) in Melbourne from Thursday 6 – Friday 7 December 2018.

At the heart of MAV’s Annual Conference are teachers. Each year over 1400 mathematics educators including teachers, academics, policy makers, curriculum experts and resource developers come together to share their collective expertise, experiences and ideas. That’s what makes our conference great!

Learn from each other as we share best practice, new ideas and innovative approaches around how:

  • sharing action research and evidence is improving practice
  • technology can be used as a valuable tool to support teaching and learning
  • critical and creative thinking can be embedded into the classroom
  • networks and communities of practice can support excellence and improvement.

Don’t miss out on this invaluable opportunity at MAV18 to share and discuss excellence in maths while making social and professional connections in a dynamic

When: 6-7 December

Where: La Trobe University

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SoTEL Symposium @ Auckland

When: 18th – 19th Febuary, 2019

Where: AUT South Campus

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2nd SoTEL Symposium 18-19 February 2019

AUT South Campus

Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning—Presenting a showcase of student learning supported by technology

The SoTEL symposium provides a platform for both the beginner and expert practitioner to inform and enlighten colleagues and peers of the outcomes of technology-enhanced learning. It provides opportunities for showcasing and sharing of knowledge, skills, innovations and results from evidence-based practice.

The main aim of SoTEL is to encourage passionate educational practitioners from Higher Education, Schools and the educational community to showcase the results of their academic study and research into the integration of Technology Enhanced Learning in student learning environments.


Educational Developers Caucus (STLHE) Conference 2019
We invite you to participate in our first online Canadian Educational Developers Caucus (EDC) conference: Positive Resilience and the Future of ED(C). The committee has worked to create a novel and inexpensive way for groups to sign up to participate together, to encourage networking. In addition to the Call for Proposals, we are very pleased to announce the opening Keynote Speakers for the Educational Developers Caucus Online Conference.
Appreciative Resilience and Educational Development: Opening Keynote
Tuesday, Feb 19: 12 pm – 1 pm EST
Join Joan McArthur-Blair and Jeanie Cockell for a dynamic web-talk on their recent work in Appreciative Resilience. Educational Developers do powerfully important work inside organizations. They see the innovation on the horizon and translate it for individuals, teams and the entire organization. One of the innovations institutions are calling out for at this time is the practice of resilience as a process to help sustain the work of higher education. Appreciative Resilience takes the power of appreciative inquiry and embeds it into resilience practices as individuals and organizations journey through hope, despair and forgiveness. You will leave our time together with new ideas and ways to practice resilience.
Call for Proposals
Canadian Educational Developers Caucus (EDC) Conference: Positive Resilience and the Future of ED(C)
February 19-22, 2019
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:
Deadline: 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 at
The 2019 EDC Conference Planning Committee
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