All posts by Lauren Bacigalupo

Lauren is the Events and Project Officer in the Learning Innovation Hub and Deputy Editor of Teche. She is passionate about many things, including clothes, documentaries, sewing and her dog Maggie. When she grows up she would like to be the next Louis Theroux.

Space – the final (learning and teaching) frontier

One of our University’s best-kept L&T secrets is the Active Learning Space (ALS), located above Macquarie Theatre. Available for use since 2014, the ALS (cryptically designated as W2.4A 2.300 in the Timetables catalogue of rooms) is purpose-built to support and enhance pedagogies which build on the principles of active learning. Until recently, this effective and adaptable learning environment was one-of-a-kind – but now the evolving needs of students and staff to collaborate actively in learning and teaching are serviced by  two additional ALSs: C5A430 and 435.

To showcase the advantages of the ALS, and how you might engage your students in active learning within such a space, please feel very welcome to see how Professor Sean Brawley and Associate Professor Peter Keegan have integrated the ALS into their learning and teaching practice.

C5A 430 is the larger room equipped with fixed furniture and will seat 64.

C5A 430 ALS

C5A 435 is the smaller room equipped with mobile furniture and AV and will seat up to 48.  This allows the academic to move the groups around the room to some limited extent, or add or subtract the mobile AV as relevant.

C5A 435 ALS

Written by: Associate Professor Peter Keegan.

Introducing the 2016 Teche Awards

Calling all Teche readers. On behalf of the Learning and Innovation Hub and the Teche Editorial Team, we would like to introduce to you all….(drumroll please)….. The 2016 Teche Awards!  

We are asking you, the Teche community to pick the winners, it’s your vote (for the People’s Choice awards, that is).

The Teche blog has had 191 posts in the last year, a whopping 7233 views during August and an outstanding 585 views on the 25th August. For that, we would like to reward your efforts!

The winners will be announced at the Vice Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Awards on Monday, October 24th.

The categories are:

The Post with the Most Impact 

The Learning and Teaching People’s Choice

The Overall People’s Choice

So dear reader, cast your vote here!

Voting closes on the 24th September.

Happy Voting!