About this session

This workshop will present a case study of partnering with tutors to overcome disciplinary learning silos within medical education. Then, tutors will facilitate a discussion and question-and-answer on their experience as partners in facilitating learning and how to use lessons from our experience in other fields.


  • Dr Claire Aland, School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Benjamin Cai, Faculty of Medicine
  • Ildiko Erdeyli, School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Megan Pitcher, School of Veterinary Science
  • Dr Werdi Pratiwi, School of Veterinary Science
  • Fahmida Sonya, School of Dentistry
  • Dr Neill Sullivan, School of Biomedical Sciences

Who should attend?

  • Course coordinators
  • Lecturers
  • Tutors
  • Learning designers
  • Academic staff
  • Teaching support staff

Benefits of attending

  • Learn how a commitment to working in partnership permits us to recruit and retain tutors from diverse professional backgrounds
  • Learn how academics and tutors from diverse backgrounds can work in partnership in designing and implementing learning activities
  • Learn how students and tutors from diverse backgrounds can work in partnership in constructing knowledge within a professional accredited course
  • Learn how collaboration and communication are key in meeting learning objectives and enriching student learning through tutor diversity
  • Learn how inter-professional respect in teaching can be promoted as a model for future interactions students will have with professionals outside clinical medicine.

About Teaching and Learning (T&L) Week 2022

Teaching and Learning (T&L) Week celebrates creative and innovative teaching and learning practices designed to enhance student learning.

The theme for 2022 was 'Learning for life' including three sub-themes:

  • Respectful learning
  • Partnered learning
  • Personalised learning.

Recordings and resources from T&L Week 2022 – when available – were uploaded on the Past events resources page (UQ staff login required).


ModWest Building (11A), St Lucia campus