Archive September 2015

SFDN Workshop with Denis Berthiaume: “A Trip to the Land of Metacognition”, December 16 2015

Dear SFDN members,

this is a great opportunity to brush up your knowledge and skills on metacognition.
Former SFDN president Denis Berthiaume will facilitate this workshop at the University of Berne on December 16.

Please find a detailed description here: SFDN Workshop on metacognition

and register here:


Looking forward to seeing you on this occasion,

Your SFDN board

Ariane, Benno, Michel & René


Workshop Programme

9h30                Welcome & Coffee

10h00              Start of workshop

12h00              End of workshop

HERDSA Conference 2016: Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals


The HERDSA 2016 Conference Committee warmly invites you to submit proposals for the annual HERDSA conference to be held in Perth, Western Australia on 4-7 July 2016.


The conference theme is The Shape of Higher Education.  This theme provides an opportunity to not only report and reflect upon and to critique and challenge the current shape and direction of higher education but also to engage your colleagues in creative possibilities about the future.


We invite proposals for presentation as

  • Refereed Paper
  • Pre-Conference Workshop
  • Showcase of Leadership, Practice or Policy
  • Poster
  • Points for Debate


Proposals should relate to the conference theme and address one or more of the sub-themes:

  • Governance and Policy
  • Teaching, Learning and the Student Experience
  • Pathways and Partnerships
  • Innovation and Research
  • Professional Learning for Academic Practice


To submit your abstract go to



Abstracts for full papers and pre-conference workshops due 30th October 2015

Full papers from accepted abstracts due 5th February 2016

Abstracts for all other submissions due 5th February 2016


For further details including more about the sub-themes and keynote speakers, please visit the conference website


For any enquiries, please contact the HERDSA 2016 Conference Secretariat

T:  (08) 9389 1488 | E:


We look forward to seeing you in Perth in 2016.


Allan Goody and Melissa Davis