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Festival of Learning

Save the date for Curtin’s annual Festival of Learning. This year the event will showcase teaching practices that set the scene for what Curtin hopes to achieve in 2019 in the learning and teaching space, as it strives to become a truly global university.

View the Festival of Learning Program

Keynote speakers have been invited to lead proceedings on the opening day (Monday 5 November), and will be followed by parallel conference-style sessions on related topics:

  • Monday 5 November 2018 Morning Plenary Session: Integrating Indigenous Knowledges into the Curriculum. Presented by Associate Professor Peter Anderson, Director, Indigenous Research and Engagement Unit, Queensland University of Technology
  • Monday 5 November 2018 Afternoon Plenary Session: Developing an industry supported micro-credentialing framework. Presented by Dr Darien Rossiter, Principal Advisor to the DVC Education, RMIT

Dr Darien Rossiter's biography below.

Darien Rossiter is Principal Advisor to RMIT University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education and Vice-President. She leads the new University-wide micro-credentialing program aimed at improving learners’ employability, career outcomes and life skills.

With extensive experience and insights in complex organisational contexts, including higher education vocational and defence training environments, she has successfully managed leading change initiatives delivering “whole-of-business” programs in the design, development and delivery of online education and learner support.

Darien’s involvement in the ecosystem of digital credentials and micro-credentialing has put her at the forefront of global thinking to align innovative learning design, key industry expertise and an integrated technology approach.

Darien has published widely and presented at a number of international conferences in Australia and abroad and in 2018 was appointed as a member of the ICDE Working Group on the Present and Future of Alternative Digital Credentials.

Associae Professor Peter Anderson's biography below.

Associate Professor Peter J. Anderson is from the Walpiri and Murinpatha First Nations in the Northern Territory. He is currently both the Director of the Indigenous Research and Engagement Unit at Queensland University of Technology and National Indigenous Research Knowledges Network (NIRAKN). His research theorizes the understandings of the organisational value of academic freedom in Australian universities and also more broadly in the polar south. His research spans the areas of organisational leadership, Indigenous peoples' education, and teacher and academic professional development.


Join Faculty and campus-led sessions throughout the week i.e.

  • Tue 6 November: 12-3pm | Faculty of Business and Law and Curtin Malaysia
  • Wed 7 November: 2-4pm | Faculty of Humanities and Curtin Mauritius
  • Thu 8 November: 2-4pm | Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Faculty of Science and Engineering and Curtin Dubai
  • Fri 9 November: 12-2pm | Faculty of Health and Curtin Singapore

Recipients of 2018 Curtin Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Awards, Curtin Awards for Higher Degree by Research Supervision, HEA Fellowships and new Curtin Academy Fellows will be recognised at the Curtin Awards and Fellowship Ceremony to be held on Monday 5 November 2018.

For more information on Curtin’s Festival of Learning contact Linda Lilly.