Charles Sturt EdX

Connected and Curious: teaching for inclusion and engagement

CSEdX is a key professional learning event that celebrates best practices, explores our potential; and challenges us to provide every learner with a learning experience that is connected, relevant, thought-provoking, and future focussed.

It is the place where teaching academics can share and collaboratively learn about teaching practice: strategies, pedagogies, technologies, and approaches. The sessions offer the opportunity to explore ways to teach and to connect with peers to ‘talk teaching’.

It is the place to share the ways we improve our work through scholarly activity, bring discipline research into our teaching, and use student voices to guide teaching decisions.

CSEdX will drive innovative teaching and learning for 2023 because it offers an opportunity to bring together all staff who are connected to student learning: faculty academics and divisional staff who support the design of learning, or who lead student learning for 3 days of collective thinking and celebrating. It can be a flagship event at the university bringing together professional learning foci from across the year and shaping collective consideration of a conceptual direction for scholarly focus for the next 12 months- guiding the planning for what we need to be focussing on in teaching and scholarly activity for teaching.

The Charles Sturt EdX Conference is being held online in 2022.

Please email csedx@csu.edu.au if you have any queries.

Friday 1 July
Submission Open

Monday 5 September
Submission Close

Tuesday 4 October
Registration opens for participants

Friday 7 October
Final notification of acceptance

Friday 4 November
Registrations close

15 -17 November
Conference Dates

Submissions

CSEdX fosters collaboration and demonstrates the value we place on a student-centred culture at Charles Sturt. We invite you to submit your contribution on how we connect in this disrupted world aligned to the streams detailed below. We’re also pleased to invite students to present and attend the conference. If you’re a current student, we’d love to hear from you, tell us about your learning experiences – what’s working and what could we do differently?

Submissions are now open until Monday 5 September

Submissions are made through the online submission form and are assessed on the abstract. Please include the name, affiliation and email address of the author submitting the proposal as well as any additional authors. Presentations will be conducted in a Zoom meeting room facilitated by a conference team member. All presenters will be co-hosts and able to share their screen and breakout rooms and the chat facility will be enabled.

Submit your contribution

Streams

Your submission should align to one or more of the following conference streams.

  • Meeting student needs growing belonging and connectivity, harnessing the energies and ideas that emerge.
    Presentations in this stream may explore concepts of engagement, students as partners, learner centred planning, co-creation with students, workplace experiences, career readiness, learner agency. Other topics may be around diversity and support – addressing the diverse needs to students and challenging our understandings.
  • Teaching paradigms: hi-flex, new environments, the unexpected; assessment; pedagogies for our world.
    Presentations in this stream may explore new ways of approaching teaching, of designing learning activities and resources, of utilising technologies to create exciting and innovative learning opportunities. Topics may include blended or hybrid learning designs, new pedagogies that frame teaching, or the implementation of evidence based approaches in the CS context.  Building stronger networks and learning communities
  • Building stronger networks and learning communities.
    This stream will include presentations about connection and learning together – academics with academics, students with students, community connections, industry connecting. The stream is an opportunity to be curious about working and learning together well and share ways of making this happen.
  • Showcases: optimal learning experiences.
    Are you curious about how your colleagues teach and work with students? Presentations in this stream will be highly practical – descriptions of what has been tried in subjects and classes. This is an opportunity to describe ways you have solved dilemmas of teaching or have explored new or different approaches to teaching. The presentation may involve a demonstration, a critical review of a teaching strategy and it may model a learning activity you have utilised. The audience will learn something that they can put into action the next day.
  • Academic Identity: teacher, student, researcher, human: living well in a multi-faceted HE environment.
    The world of academia has dramatically changed recently and presentations in this stream will explore the complexities of academic life right now. The presentations may include discussion about the impact of reflection on practice, exploration of the nexus of research and teaching, case studies of individual development. Some presentations may focus on well-being, on collaborative team teaching, on working with across disciplines and skills.

Submissions Types

Presentation of a paper provides an opportunity for a speaker/speakers to present scholarly work, research findings and/or recommendations on a learning and teaching strategy, pilot or completed project. Two individual papers will be presented per session with 20 minutes allocated to the presentation of each, then a 20 minute combine question time at the end of the session.

For the chosen stream, paper presentations proposals should address:

  • Background/context
  • Outline of initiative or practice
  • Method(s) of evaluative data collection and analysis
  • Evidence of effectiveness
  • Conference theme(s)
  • References to research scholarship
Individual paper
Title Maximum 10 words
Duration 20 mins + 10 minutes Q&A
Abstract Maximum 500 words

Symposiums present multiple linked papers (3-4 recommended). One member of the symposium panel facilitates the discussion and ensures all presenters have time to present their papers. The audience are to be invited to discuss the issues raised or conclusions drawn.

For the chosen stream, paper presentations proposals should address:

  • Overview including outline of discussion format and presenters
  • Target audience
  • Intended outcomes for participants
  • Conference theme(s)
  • References to research scholarship
Symposium
Symposium TitleMaximum 10 words
Individual presentation titles (x3) Maximum 10 words, per paper
DurationTotal 50 mins including Q&A
Abstract Maximum 500 words

Interactive discussion

An interactive discussion is a collaborative discussion session. One or two discussion leads will present and lead a focused discussion on a key issue in higher education, a future paper, an existing or potential scholarship of teaching and learning project or a teaching/learning wicked problem.

For the chosen stream, interactive discussion proposals should address:

  • References to relevant literature 
  • Two talking points/discussion questions that will be used to facilitate discussion
  • Intended outcomes for participants
  • Conference theme(s)
Interactive discussion
Title Maximum 10 words
Duration50 minutes
Abstract Maximum 500 words

A podcast presentation is an asynchronous presentation that will be uploaded to the Conference Hub allowing participants to listen at a time and place of their choice. Support is available to finalise the preparation of the podcast before uploading if required.

For the chosen stream, podcasts should address:

  • Background/context/focus
  • Outcomes for listeners
  • Conference theme(s)
  • How it contributes to learning and teaching
Podcast
Title Maximum 10 words
Duration 15 minutes 
Abstract Maximum 350 words

A Quick Talk presentation is a short presentation focused specifically on practice: the design of learning activities, assessment tasks, teaching and support of learning. Each presentation will be 10 minutes long, and will be grouped with four other presentations, drawn together by a discussant who will draw threads together and facilitate discussion.

For the chosen stream, Quick Talk proposals should address:

  • The impact on students
  • Conference theme(s)
Quick talk
Title Maximum 10 words
Duration10 minutes
Abstract150 words

You may also wish to contribute a 'Charles Sturt Story' The Charles Sturt Stories channel has been created to help collate the experiences and opinions of the Charles Sturt University community – our staff, our students, our people. These are included in the conference hub and posted in the lead up to the event.

To share your story email csuedx@csu.edu.au

Committee

Charles Sturt EdX is co-sponsored by the Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching, Janelle Wheat and the Executive Director Student Success, Heather McGregor.  The organising committee consists of a Steering Committee with faculty and divisional representation, a Lead Program Group that works up ideas to formulate the themes, sub-themes and program, and an operations group. The event is supported by a group of excellent facilitators and a range of other specialist staff.

Steering Committee

  • Denise Wood (Chair)
  • Heather McGregor
  • Janelle Wheat
  • David Smith
  • Chris Orchard
  • Megan Smith
  • Julia Lynch
  • Raegan Petzel
  • Kirsty Smith
  • Sarah Boothey (Secretary)

Lead Program Group

  • Denise Wood (Chair)
  • Chris Campbell
  • Jacquie Tinkler
  • Faculty members and other members to be confirmed.

Operations Group

  • Denise Wood
  • Sarah Boothey
  • Mark Sandilands
  • Raegan Petzel
  • Tanya Scott

Past CSUed/CSEdX events

See the conference program files from past CSUed/CSEdX events: