Professional Learning

“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.”

Peter Drucker

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Professional Learning

Professional learning supports your professional growth, enhances your career and provides you with a community of practice across a range of disciplines, ideas and skill sets.

Elevate your practice through workshops, resources, drop-in sessions, personal reflection, and the application of evidence-based approaches to your teaching. Ultimately, our students will benefit from your commitment to lifelong learning.

Engage with other staff through New to Teaching @ SCU workshops, Teaching Technologies workshops, Talking Teaching webinars, Scholarship of Learning and Teaching Symposium, Foundations of University Teaching Practice (FUTP), Drop-in sessions, and Friday Free-for-all. Explore the professional learning opportunities below for more information.

Please contact if you would like any further information about the professional learning opportunities provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning, or to request specific professional learning experiences.

Talking Teaching webinars

Talking Teaching provides a forum for SCU staff and guest presenters to share insights and discuss their scholarship of learning and teaching (SoLT) research and scholarly approaches to teaching. Each 1-hour lunchtime session includes a presentation with time for Q&A and discussion.

Talking Teaching details and recordings

Teaching Technologies workshops

These professional development workshops focus on teaching using technology. Learn new skills, or brush up on technology tools you already use for teaching.

View upcoming workshops and recordings

New to Teaching at SCU workshops

We encourage new staff to engage with these workshops run prior to the start of Term. These workshops are designed specifically to help staff learn how to work effectively in a new teaching environment.

New to Teaching workshops details

Topic Focused workshops

Join the CTL team and SCU colleagues for a range of andragogical workshops, or watch recent workshop recordings.

View upcoming workshops and recordings
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Teaching Technologies Drop-In sessions

Join the Technology Facilitators' to ask your burning questions about teaching using technology. Come with questions - leave with takeaways. Every Tuesday at 1pm (NSW/AEST).

Drop-In session Zoom room details
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Friday Free-for-all sessions

These weekly online sessions focus on troubleshooting technical issues and general technology support and training related questions. Drop in every Friday at 12 noon (NSW/AEST).

Friday Free-for-all Collaborate room
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2023 SoLT Symposium

Every year CTL host the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching Symposium, bringing together academics to discuss, debate, and share their insights into their teaching practice.

2023 SoLT Symposium details
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Foundations of University Teaching Practice (FUTP)

The FUTP is a flexible, professional learning opportunity designed to improve your teaching and learning practice, enhance the learning experiences of your students, and fit in your busy career. All SCU staff, including continuing, fixed-term and casual staff are invited to enrol.

FUTP details