Excellence and Innovation in Education Symposium

The School Education Committee coordinates the annual Excellence and Innovation in Education Symposium. This forum is designed for staff to share their experiences and learn from each other about innovative teaching, learning and assessment strategies. Our Keynote speakers offer insights into different aspects of education and staff from each SPAHC department present on education excellence from their profession specific contexts.

2023 Excellence and Innovation in Education Symposium

The theme of the 2023 symposium is Education Excellence: Building Thriving Communities.

Our key note speaker for the symposium and workshop facilitator is Ms Robyn Newitt, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Educator.

2022 Excellence in Education Symposium

On July 14th the SPAHC Excellence and Innovation in Education Symposium was held at the Peninsula campus. This was the first opportunity in a while for staff to get together on campus and via zoom to share examples of their curriculum innovations. The keynote presentation from Prof Wayne Hodgson provided an insight into the challenges for higher education at a national and a university level, and Prof Claire Palermo, shared with us her vision for integration of authentic assessment into curricula. We had a series of great presentations from the SPAHC courses, which highlighted innovation in student support and cultural safety learning using iSAP, simulation, online objective structured clinical assessments, creation of a human library, teaching with Tik Tok and students as simulated patients. The workshops on academic integrity and work integrated learning, as well as Moodle provided the opportunity to learn and share ideas.  I would like to thank everyone who participated in the symposium and the SPAHC Education Symposium Organising Group (academics and professional staff), as well as Prof Terry Haines for his support of the event.