Teaching and Learning Open Forum 2009



Keynote Speaker Profiles

Professor Beverley Oliver
BA Hons (UWA) Grad Dip Education (Murdoch) M.Phil (UWA) PhD (UWA)

Professor Beverley Oliver is Director of Teaching and Learning at Curtin University where she has had extensive experience in leading teaching and learning projects such as the Hewlett-Packard Mobile Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative (2004):Enhancing first year

  Professor Beverley Oliver

students' communication skills with mobile technologies and flexible learning (US$110,500); creating and implementing eVALUate(Curtin’s online student feedback system which was recognised with a Carrick Citation in 2007) and Curriculum 2010 (Curtin’s university-wide curriculum reform initiative). Oliver publishes in a range of teaching and learning areas, including student transition, e-learning and m-learning, student evaluation and curriculum renewal and graduate employability. Professor Oliver is also the Project Leader for the ALTC Competitive Grant Building course team capacity to enhance graduate employability.


Prof. Joan Gribble
PhD, MEd, Member of the Australian College of Educators

For many years, my teaching experience has been across all sectors of education in Western Australia. My teaching began in rural schools in Western Australia as a teacher followed by appointments in several metropolitan schools as a deputy principal and principal. Then, as a Superintendent of Education, I held a position of inspecting schools around the State.

  Prof. Joan Gribble
Over the next 20 years I was involved in the tertiary sector teaching undergraduate students in teacher education (Early Childhood Education), Language Learning K-7, Students with Special Needs and supervision of masters and PhD students in Science and Mathematics education. I then held the position of Teaching Fellow for the Division of Engineering, Science and Computing at Curtin University of Technology where my role was to support academic staff and students to improve teaching and learning. Part of my role was to work with staff in researching their professional practice. Now my work has moved to higher education in Malaysia.  In 2007, I was appointed Dean (Academic and Teaching and Learning) at the Curtin Sarawak Campus of Curtin University followed by my appointment as Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor. I pursue a wide range of research interests but especially in effective organisational practices, curriculum theory and practice; effective classroom practices related to teaching, learning, and assessment; and equity issues in relation to gender, socioeconomic status, cultural background, worldview, and linguistic diversity.


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