Higher Education Research Group of Adelaide (HERGA)

A cross-disciplinary community of educators, representing all of the South Australian universities and other members from across Australia and New Zealand, with the intention to promote high quality university learning through sharing evidence-based, practical approaches to teaching and learning.
Annual Conference

HERGA 2016: From Research and Policy into Practice


The 2016 HERGA conference will run on September 22nd at the University of Adelaide. The theme this year is “From Research and Policy into Practice” with key sub themes being:

  • Education Technology
  • Large Class Teaching
  • Teaching Modes and Methods and Teaching Specialists
  • Transitioning into Higher Education
  • Student Communities
  • The Students Role in Learning including Co-Creation
  • Curriculum Design
  • Assessment 

Call for Papers

Submissions should be in abstract form (no full papers are required for this conference), 300-500 words and provide a clear background, method, results and conclusion. Ensure that the abstract has no identifying information in it for review purposes. Submissions must indicate some engagement with relevant literature by providing 1-3 key references for attendees to review.

Submissions are due August 8th. Submissions received by July 29 can take advantage of early-bird review which will provide feedback on how to improve the submission.

​Students are encouraged to submit papers.

Papers should be submitted to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=herga2016

Keynote Speaker


Professor Simon Barrie

Our keynote speaker this year is Professor Simon Barrie, Pro Vice Chancellor of Learning Transformations at the University of Western Sydney. We are very excited to have Professor Barrie at our conference and we anticipate a highly engaging session with him.

Learn about some of Professor Barrie’s work via his ResearchGate profile at:



To register for the conference, you can go to our EventBrite site.

For any queries, please contact Edward Palmer at edward.palmer@adelaide.edu.au

HERGA would like to thank the following:








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