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.