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Conference Themes

The theme for the conference is Curriculum Transformation. The planning committee has endeavoured to capture the different drivers for curriculum transformation under four sub-themes.

Curriculum Transformation Drivers

  • Exploring the impact of current higher education climate both nationally and internationally on curriculum innovation and management;
  • Ensuring regulatory requirements (for example, the Higher Education Standards Framework) are being met.
  • Exploring the future of curriculum transformation under government legislation and professional standards

Facilitating Curriculum Transformation

  • Ensuring workforce capacity, capability and working patterns are aligned with change and innovation;
  • Supporting staff to adjust and develop their course development, delivery and assessment practices by a flexible, fit-for-purpose Continuing Professional Development offer;
  • Continually improving practice through evaluation, including the adoption of learning analytics;
  • Building services for maximum educational advantage.

Putting it into Practice

  • Transforming current good practice into systematically applied subject and course design principles exploring:
    • what we teach,
    • how we teach,
    • how we assess learning and support students

Students in Curriculum Transformation (Student Led Submissions preferred)

  • Embracing students as changes agents, creating opportunities for students to provide the initiative, work alongside key institution stakeholders and lead change
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  • Key Dates
  • Call for Proposals Open 12 September 2016
  • Registration Opens 19 September 2016
  • Call for Refereed Paper Abstracts Closes 23 October 2016
  • Notification of Acceptance for Refereed Paper Abstracts 15 November 2016
  • Full Paper from Accepted Abstracts Due 6 February 2017
  • All Other Submission Types Due 20 February 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance for All Other Submission Types 10 April 2017
  • Early Bird Registration Extended till 12 May 2017
  • Pre-Conference Workshops 27 June 2017
  • HERDSA 2017 Conference 28 – 30 June 2017