Learning Lunchbox

The Learning Lunchbox is a series of 1-hour interactive events which showcase practical strategies for engaging students in the physical and virtual classroom.

Next Learning Lunchbox

10th November 2020 -  Register Now

This lunchbox will focus on the theme of Student Retention and Success.  Three presentations will be given as follows:

  • Andrew Kepert:  “Strategies for Student Retention for large courses"
  • Ruth Pring and Natalie Downing:  “Student Success Partner Program
  • Joel McGregor:  “University Preparation Program (UPP)”

If you wish to present at a future session, please email ldti@newcastle.edu.au


If you have attended a Learning Lunchbox, please take a couple of minutes to provide feedback.  The feedback provided is used to assist with planning future events.


29th September 2020

"Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Research - Pecha Kucha Style"
This Learning Lunchbox event was hosted by The Faculty of Health and Medicine, Professor Erica James.

* PechaKucha is a storytelling format where a presenter shows 20 slides for 20 seconds of commentary each. The slides move automatically as the presenter is speaking. This format ensures that the speaker is concise, keeps the presentation moving, and gets through all of their content. Slide text is kept to a minimum to encourage the speaker to tell the story with images and to enhance audience engagement.

3rd September 2020

  • "Teaching First Years”
    Presentations and discussion reflecting challenges, how we support our students and effective pedagogies.
    • Jodie Davis: "The First Year Experience - building student engagement and belonging"
    • Dr Erin McCarthy: "Supporting the Transition to First Year"
    • Dr Effie Karageorgos "Teaching First Years through a Pandemic
    • Associate Professor Sara Motta - "Equity Pedagogies in the Teaching of First Year Economics and Politics"

    View Recording

27th May 2020

28 May 2019

10 April 2019

26 September 2018

  • Associate Professor Jed Duff (Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Medicine)
    Adapting online courses for student needs – changes to online postgraduate courses to make them more student-centred
  • Catherine Burgess (Education, Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre)
    Equity, opportunity and scientific curiosity – improving science outcomes through innovative and targeted pedagogical strategies designed to rebuild students’ scientific curiosity and understanding
  • Michael Cvetanovski (Physics, Faculty of Science)
    Remote physics labs – an example of how students can learn practical skills online via the use of robotics and mechatronics

29 August 2018

18 July 2018