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Catholic Education Tasmania presents
Teaching Matters

Science of Learning
National Summit

24-26 March 2024, Hobart, Tasmania

Catholic Education Tasmania presents
Teaching Matters

Science of Learning
National Summit

24-26 March 2024, Hobart, Tasmania

Proudly hosted by Catholic Education Tasmania and supported by Catholic Education Canberra and Goulburn

Tailored for teaching professionals, leaders and educators, Teaching Matters 2024 showcased innovative pedagogical approaches founded in the Science of Learning. Attendees interacted with prominent national and international education experts, who delved into the research supporting Science of Learning, offering best practice teaching methodologies through  keynotes, workshops, panel discussions and Q&A sessions.

Summit Welcome

  • Dr Gerard Gaskin

    Executive Director, Catholic Education Tasmania

    It brings me immense joy to extend a warm welcome to our second annual Teaching Matters Science of Learning Summit. Following the resounding success of our inaugural event in 2023, where we celebrated the achievements in evidence-based pedagogy, we are thrilled to present this year’s Summit.

    Once again, we have gathered leading experts from around the world to share their valuable knowledge and expertise. Through engaging discussions and immersive sessions, we aim to delve into the latest research findings and showcase exemplary teaching methodologies, grounded in the evidence of the Science of Learning.

    Our goal is for each participant, whether they are a teacher, Principal or education professional, to leave feeling empowered, armed with actionable insights that can be implemented to elevate teaching and learning experiences in schools and classrooms. We look forward to welcoming you on this transformative journey.

  • Ross Fox

    Director at Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn

    We are delighted to extend our support once again to Catholic Education Tasmania for the upcoming 2024 Teaching Matters Summit. Through our commitment to evidence-based, high impact teaching practice across the 56 schools in our Archdiocese through Catalyst, we have witnessed practice change of our teachers and improved student learning. With these improvements gaining interest from colleagues nationwide, we are delighted to share our experiences and journey.

    This Summit serves as a platform for educators from across the country to deepen their knowledge in the Science of Learning from leading experts, to network with like-minded teachers and leaders, to share insights and collaborate. Together, we can continue to advance and inspire excellence in education for all.

    Event Speakers

    Jan Hasbrouck PhD

    JH Educational Services

    Lyn Stone

    Linguist & Author, Lifelong Literacy

    Tom Sherrington

    Teacher, Education Consultant, Author, Teacherhead Consulting

    Professor Pamela Snow, PhD, MAPS

    Professor of Cognitive Psychology, La Trobe University

    Dr Lorraine Hammond AM

    Associate Professor, Edith Cowan University

    Jordana Hunter

    Education Program Director, Grattan Institute

    Rebecca Birch

    English Teacher and the Director of Research and Practice, Queenwood

    Learn more about the Speakers

    Discover who will be presenting at Teaching Matters Summit.

    Event Program

    Alignment to AITSL Standards

    Teaching Matters Science of Learning National Conference is linked to the following AITSL standards

    • Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn
    • Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
    • Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning
    • Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


    Hobart, Tasmania is a captivating destination that seamlessly blends natural beauty with rich history. Nestled against the backdrop of majestic Mount Wellington and bordered by the crystal-clear waters of the Derwent River, this charming city offers a unique and unforgettable experience for first-time visitors.

    Immerse yourself in Tasmania’s wilderness with a visit to nearby national parks or embark on a scenic cruise to encounter breathtaking wildlife. Hobart’s warm hospitality and the island’s unspoiled landscapes will undoubtedly leave you with memories to treasure forever.

    Sponsors & Exhibitors

    We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our generous sponsors whose support has made this event possible.

    The Highlight Reel

    Check out the highlights from the Summit held at Wrest Point, Hobart in April 2023.