Connect. Inspire. Share. catalogue


Welcome to presentations by inspirational speakers recorded as part of the AALL professional development series Connect. Inspire. Share.

Launched in 2020 by AALL-VIC representatives and convenors Elena Verezub and Steve Campitelli, this PD series invites members to:

  • Connect – with other AALL members
  • Inspire – hear and learn from inspirational speakers about teaching and learning
  • Share – discuss and share perspectives on contemporary issues in the field of academic language and learning

Each session features a presentation by an inspirational speaker, and is followed by discussions and a Q&A with the guest speaker.

You will find video recordings and slides of previous presentations below.

Season 1 2020

1 Authentic online learning

Associate Professor Elizabeth Branigan, Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor, Educational Transformation, La Trobe University, presents:

How authentic online learning can support equity and accessibility for students.

Recorded on Thursday 20 August 2020.

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2 Student wellbeing

Professor Glen Bates, Department of Psychological Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, presents:

Promoting student wellbeing and motivation in the context of Academic Advising.

Recorded on Wednesday 23 September 2020.

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3 Student resilience

Professor Kerri-Lee Krause, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Life) and Deputy Provost, The University of Melbourne, presents:

Student resilience in challenging times: when hope and fear collide.

Recorded on Tuesday 27 October 2020.

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4 Communicating effectively

Laureate Professor John Hattie, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne, presents:

Communicating effectively: what makes for effective teaching and feedback.

Recorded on Tuesday 24 November 2020.

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Season 2 2021

1 Multiple ways of knowing

Professor John Munro, Faculty of Education and Arts, Australian Catholic University, presents:

The multiple ways of knowing: A framework for fostering effective academic learning and for unpacking learning difficulties.

Recorded on Thursday 4 March 2021.

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2 Re-imagining traditional assessments

Dr Charles Sevigny, Senior Lecturer, Director of Digital Learning, School of Biomedical Sciences, Academic Programs and Major Coordinator, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, presents:

Re-imagining, re-inventing and challenging traditional assessment approaches – an academic’s perspective.

Recorded on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

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3 Connecting through conversation

Dr Fiona Burrows, Senior Learning Skills Officer, STUDYSmarter Academic Skills Centre, The University of Western Australia, presents:

Connecting through conversation: Creating a sense of belonging for new pathways students and establishing a university culture where pastoral care is everyone’s business.

Recorded on Tuesday 8th June 2021.

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4 Making the most of your AALL Membership

AALL President, Siri Barrett-Lennard, Manager, STUDYSmarter Academic Skills Centre, The University of Western Australia, presents:

Making the most of your AALL membership: opportunities to develop your practice, engage in collaborative research, build a professional profile, publish and network with other academic language and learning professionals locally, nationally and internationally.

Recorded on Tuesday 31 August 2021.

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