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To download the full HERDSA Conference programme including abstracts click here

Programme Notes:

  • The Conference Proper begins on 01st July 2007 at 5.15pm with the Welcome Powhiri & Opening Keynote Address (Dr Pita Sharples)
  • The Conference Proper will finish on Friday 04th July 2008 with lunch at 12.45pm

If you have any queries regarding the Conference Programme please email debbie@rotoruanz.com

Dates for the 2008 HERDSA conference are 1 - 4 July 2008.


There are four pre Conference workshops available. You may book to attend these workshops on your Conference registration form or email here

Millennium Hotel Rotorua
Tuesday, 1st July 2008
1.00pm - 4.00pm
$60.00 NZD

  • A Reflective Cycle Built for Two: A workshop on Peer Observation of Teaching
    Participants will go on a cycle ride with the facilitator and the workshop will be held at rest stops around the lakefront and the town – rain or shine! Bring wet weather gear, just in case.
    Facilitator: Maureen Bell
    View Abstract & Bio here

  • Communities of practice: a social discipline of learning
    Facilitator: Etienne Wenger
    View Abstract & Bio here

  • Getting Your Teaching Research Funded: Writing Successful Grant Applications Ako Aotearoa
    Facilitators: Successful grant recipients and Ako Aotearoa representatives
    View Abstract & Bio here

  • Walking and Talking: Doing Academic Development Through Conversation
    This workshop will be conducted on foot, as a literal "walk and talk" through forest and lakeland around Rotorua. Bring wet weather gear as we'll be walking, rain or shine!
    Facilitator: Neil Haigh
    View Abstract & Bio here

  • Don't tell them you're nervous - an interactive workshop
    If you’ve ever felt a bit nervous at the start of semester, or lost your way mid-lecture and felt your confidence drop, then this workshop is for you.
    Facilitator: Amanda Burrell
    View Abstract & Bio here