Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology

Teaching and Learning Symposium held online and face-to-face across Australia and Aotearoa (New Zealand), 18 June 2021.

Date: Friday 18th of June 2021, Time: 10am-4pm (AEST)
Cost: Free
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/teaching-and-learning-in-criminology-tickets-150996156569
Location: Attendees will be contacted shortly with their local hub details upon registration along with a zoom link should you wish to join us from home.

The number of students studying criminology continues to grow across Australia and Aotearoa (New Zealand). Further to this, the global pandemic has exacerbated several long-term changes to the higher education sector necessitating swift changes to teaching and learning in criminology. It is therefore timely to reflect on what has been learnt and how some of these challenges can be addressed.

This one-day symposium/workshop will bring together key scholars invested in the teaching of criminology across higher education settings in Australia and Aotearoa. The symposium will set an agenda for criminology education in the context of a tertiary education sector facing significant upheaval. It will also function as a foundation for establishing a new research project investigating the teaching and learning of criminology in universities in Australia and Aotearoa.

The aim of the symposium is to discuss and generate solutions to current challenges faced by educators in criminology and criminal justice. Attendees will also discuss future directions for scholarship on teaching and learning criminology. This symposium seeks to bring together teaching staff at all stages of their careers (including casual staff and HDR students) across a range of higher education settings in order to:

1) Develop a strong network and platform for engagement in relation to best-practice teaching and resourcing;
2) Develop strategies to adapt to post COVID-19 tertiary education environment;
3) Critically reflect on curriculum design (including how we teach sensitive and challenging topics);
4) Critically discuss the future of teaching criminology in Australia/Aotearoa; and
5) Develop a Special Issue focusing on criminology teaching in Australia & Aotearoa

This symposium/workshop will be held online due to the risk of COVID-19 travel restrictions. However, there will be state-based local hubs where participants (where possible) can meet in person and live-stream in. Attendees can choose to zoom in from home/work or join colleagues in-person at a local hub. In-person hubs will be situated at university campuses in: Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Canberra in Australia and Wellington in Aotearoa.

Hub locations (rooms TBC)

  • NSW – UNSW (Randwick campus)
  • VIC – Monash
  • SA – Flinders University (Victoria Square)
  • QLD – Griffith University (room M10_5.04 on the Griffith University Mt Gravatt campus)
  • WA – Edith Cowan University
  • ACT – ANU
  • NZ – VUW (Kelburn Campus)
  • TAS – UTAS

For more information, contact:

Dr Kate Burns (Monash University) – kate.burns@monash.edu
Dr Mary Iliadis (Deakin University) – mary.iliadis@deakin.edu.au
Dr Rachel Loney-Howes (University of Wollongong) – rlhowes@uow.edu.au or
Dr Mark Wood (Deakin University) – mark.wood@deakin.edu.au