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An Indigenous Voice to Parliament

HERDSA Life Member Peter Kandlbinder explains how the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum is an opportunity to introduce Indigenous graduate attributes into universities.


Why not join your TATAL colleagues in Talking about Teaching and Learning?

Being, becoming, belonging

Dr Shannon Johnston, HERDSA WA Branch Chair and Chair of the Western Australia Teaching Forum (WATLF), reports on the recent Forum.

The HERDSA Fellowship: Dong Mei Li

Dong Mei Li's HERDSA Fellowship journey started with registration in the Talking about Teaching and Learning (TATAL) workshop at the HERDSA conference in Auckland in 2019, which she would like to call an event of serendipity.

Postcard from Papua New Guinea

Affiliate member Etu Buka, lecturer from the University of Papua New Guinea, writes our postcard for this issue. Etu teaches in the Undergraduate Medical Education and Post Graduate Diploma of Public Health programs.

Student View

HERDSA is committed to sharing and partnerships with students in higher education. At the Brisbane conference in July a student panel will be convened so delegates can hear from students who are committed to their own educational progress and to the improvement of education in universities.


Associate Professor Tim Fawns from the Monash Education Academy at Monash University writes the first article in our new series on issues in educational technology.

Policy Perspectives

Professor Marcia Devlin was recently awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to higher education, and to women. Marcia acknowledges three inspirational Aboriginal women.


Colleagues in computing and education are discussing the untapped potential of artificial intelligence in education.