Brookes Learning and Teaching Exhibition and Conference 2021

Keynote Speakers’ Biography: Dr. Tai Peseta and team, Western Sydney University, Australia

Portrait photographs of Dr. Tai Peseta and Team
Dr. Tai Peseta and Team, Western Sydney University, Australia

Dr. Tai Peseta is a Senior Lecturer in the Learning Futures Team at Western Sydney University and she is a higher education researcher whose scholarly work sits at the intersection of Critical University Studies, the development of academic identities, doctoral curriculum, and the cultivation of learning and teaching cultures. Dr. Tai Peseta also leads the 21C Transforming Curriculum project, designed to transform curriculum and teaching for the challenges of the 21st century future of work and society. Alex Donoghue, Sammer Hifazat, Shivani Suresh, and Jen Alford are Western Sydney University students and they have been involved in the 21C project in different ways and will be a part of the keynote to share their thoughts. 

Informed by Partnership Pedagogy, Dr. Tai Peseta and her teams work together involves supporting teams of staff to develop new transdisciplinary curricula (Sub-majors and Curiosity Pods), preparing professional development programs for staff and students intended to scale curriculum partnership, caring for a unit/module we have co-created We Are The University: students co-creating change, and progressing a program of scholarly research.