All of a sudden it’s O-week and you find yourself amongst the hustle and bustle of Session 1. Is your unit set up properly in iLearn, are you ready for your first lecture, are you still in summer holiday mode or are you on track with your new year’s resolution to do things differently?
This session is designed to help FBE teaching staff to understand what strategies to use to engage students in their classrooms. The session will allow everyone to participate and contribute to the discussion, sharing their experiences and concerns.
What’s your best tip for keeping students engaged? You must establish a human relationship with them between Week 0 and Week 2. Once students see you as a relatable person and that you genuinely care for their well-being, you can get away with any pedagogy.
The first Academic Staff Awards was held yesterday, celebrating the Learning and Teaching Awards and Research Excellence Awards together. It was wonderful to see so members of the community gather for this celebration and inspiring to see students coming to support their teachers. We’d like to offer our warmest congratulations to all the 2017 winners! … Continue reading Congratulations to the Academic Staff Award Winners!
Students are engaged and transformed by not just the ‘what‘ of learning, students need to be equipped and empowered with the ‘why‘ and the ‘how‘ of learning. Prashan Karunaratne, Adjunct Lecturer in the Faculty of Business & Economics will share insights of how he adopts Macquarie University’s Learning & Teaching Strategic Framework to create a … Continue reading Transformative Teaching via the ‘Why’ and the ‘How’ of Learning
Gen Z, those born in the mid 90s to early 2000s, are likely to make up a large proportion of your current and upcoming cohorts. How can you gain and keep their attention?
The Faculty of Business and Economics recently hosted a workshop for casual teaching staff on how to make your teaching R.E.A.L.
This workshop is designed for FBE academic staff members who are involved in teaching activities. Prashan Karunaratne, Adjunct Lecturer in Department of Economics will aim to equip the audience with practical skills on how to develop teaching practices and make the teaching real and relevant. Prashan will share his R.E.A.L. teaching model that he is successfully … Continue reading Making your teaching R.E.A.L.
Are you scared off by the breadth and depth of changes to your teaching that are often suggested by well-meaning colleagues? There are many things that you can do to improve student experience and learning, but they don’t all need to take hours to design and implement. Here are six practical and eminently achievable suggestions … Continue reading Six small practical changes in your teaching that can have big impact
Your day by day guide to everything happening at Learning and Teaching Week, 14-17 September.