L&T:23 5 May


University of Sydney Business School
Learning and Teaching Forum

31 May 2023

The L&T Forum committee is pleased to announce that this year's Learning & Teaching Forum: The Joy of Learning and Teaching will be held on Wednesday, 31st May 2023. The Forum will be presented in mixed mode, utilising both face-to-face and online platforms.

Building on the success of last year's educational research presentations, we will also be running a 2nd half-day Business Education Research Seminar on Thursday, 1st June 2023. This will be an online-only event, and invitations for submissions for this event will be extended to Business School colleagues at other institutions.

Keynote speaker
Nicola Whitton

Our confirmed keynote speaker for the Forum is Professor Nicola Whitton, Director of the Durham University Centre for Academic Development and Professor of Education. Professor Whitton is a prominent researcher and educator in the field of game-based learning and digital education, currently based at Durham University in the UK. She holds a PhD in digital games for learning and has over 20 years of experience in the field of learning and teaching.

As a Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for Academic Development at Durham University, Nicola leads research on game-based learning and digital play in education. She also contributes to the development of digital education initiatives and strategies at the university.

The Joy of Learning and Teaching

Our themes are driven by the University of Sydney's 2032 Strategy and its commitment to delivering a transformational student-focused education. 

Our 2023 themes are:

  • Assessments: including authentic assessments and academic integrity
  • Collaboration:  including team teaching, industry engagement, student group work, WiL opportunities, diversity and inclusion
  • Co-design: students as partners, designing with other stakeholders
  • Technology in learning and teaching