Western Australia Teaching and Learning Forum 2022

Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th February, 2022

Murdoch University
90 South Street Murdoch WA 6150

Twitter: #TLF2022

The Western Australia Teaching and Learning Forum 2022 theme (Re)connecting captures our desire to connect and reconnect arising out of a truly disruptive two years for tertiary learning and teaching. The rapid move to teaching, learning, assessing and engaging online in 2020; the persistent imminent changes due to COVID-19 responses, together with our universities' ongoing adjustments have often left a feeling of disconnect in educators and students alike. What is the experience of learning and teaching in our higher education institutions now? How do or have we reconnected, connected, and healed?

The Teaching and Learning Forum for 2022 is focused on acknowledging, engaging and celebrating connection and reconnection with learning and teaching across the spectrum of activity.

The theme of (Re)connecting thus provides us with flexible and creative ways to share, showcase and celebrate how we:

    • (Re)connect with people, community and culture

    • (Re)connect learning, teaching, assessing

    • (Re)connect with what's really important for learners and teachers

    • (Re)connect with the future of teaching for us, our students


Call for PRESENTATION proposals

The WA Teaching and Learning Forum Committee is pleased to invite submissions of proposals for presentations for TLF2022 .

The four types of submissions are:

  • Showcase presentations

  • Interactive workshops

  • Immersive teaching bites

  • Nuts and bolts.

Go to the Presentations page for more information and submission details.

Submit proposals to: proposals@wateachingandlearningforum.org by 26 November 2021.

Further enquiries: info@wateachingandlearningforum.org.


Your conference attendance includes:

  • two full days of sharing, presentations, networking and collegial exchange of ideas

  • (re)connecting during fully catered arrival coffee, morning tea, lunch and a daily sundowner event

  • keynote speakers

  • infused program of additional (re)connecting activities

  • program app


Note: prices include GST

Register now for TLF2022!


The health and safety of all delegates to the Forum and visitors to Murdoch University is our priority. Murdoch University adheres to the government regulations in place. Delegates are expected to maintain health practices, including not attending the Forum if you are not well. Please use the QR code for each building venue that you enter.

Should Perth enter a lockdown period that impacts the ability to meet face-to-face for the Forum, the Forum will take place online. Delegates will be informed by email with information and links for accessing the Forum events. A partial refund on the above fees will be provided.

Keynote speakers

Professor Jane den Hollander

(Thursday 3rd February 2022)

Professor den Hollander, AO, has a long and distinguished values-oriented career in Higher Education, including Deputy Vice Chancellor at Curtin, Vice Chancellor at Deakin, and Interim Vice Chancellor at UWA and Murdoch, and her roles as Board member on a range of key Higher Education organisations, including Universities Australia, Education Australia Ltd, UniSuper and Advisory Board for the former OLT and ALTC, and Graduate Careers Australia In 2019 she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.

Professor den Hollander’s life’s work is embodied in her belief in the purpose and values of our higher education tradition not only to educate, but also to transform students. The contribution we make as university educators matters – what we do impacts on future generations of students and citizens. Her beliefs and advocacy of education to connect students to new ways of thinking connects deeply with the theme of our Forum.

Keynote speaker 2

(Friday 4th February 2022)

To be announced soon

Program of (re)connecting

The program for 2022 combines the formal presentation and networking events with an informal program of (re)connecting weaved throughout.


The formal program includes

  • Welcome to Country (Day 1), Acknowledgement of Country (Day 2)

  • Open and welcoming address (Day 1)

  • Two keynote speakers (Day 1; Day 2)

  • Participant presentations, workshops, immersive teaching bits, and nuts and bolts sessions

  • Arrival coffee, morning tea, lunch, (re)connecting sundowner

A draft program will be uploaded from December 2021 and available on the program app prior to the Forum event.


This year our Forum also involves multiple ways to connect with others and reconnect with self and country infused throughout.

Further details will be provided here as they are confirmed.