Celebrating our ACU presenters

The annual Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) conference is a key event for tertiary education professionals. It provides a platform to both come together and share ideas and resources.

This year's conference will feature 18 ACU staff members presenting their research and sharing their expertise.

The ACU Higher Education Learning and Teaching Academy community recently hosted an online preview of a number of ACU’s accepted papers for the conference. Presenters were required to overview their paper in three minutes and present from a single slide.

‘HERDSA in a Hurry’ offered a snapshot of diverse topics, including:

  • relational knowing and decolonising curriculum
  • moral distress for healthcare academics
  • escape rooms in nursing education
  • test anxiety in physiotherapy
  • extracurricular student research
  • Active Schools trials and pre-service teachers
  • neurodiversity and clinical skill acquisition
  • developing student communication adaptability.

Attendees were impressed with the breadth of research into learning and teaching topics at ACU, as well as the skills of our presenters who successfully communicated complex ideas in the time it takes to brew a cup of tea.

On attending the event, one attendee remarked that this was, "the most entertaining SOLT (Scholarship of Learning and Teaching) event I have been to. It's inspiring to hear about all these amazing projects".

If you missed the preview, you can watch each presentation or join HELTA to be in the know for our next event: Jumping the fence: The teaching research nexus.

Wishing our presenters the best of luck, a big congratulations and thanks in advance for the conference.

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