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2014 Learning and Teaching Grant Opportunities

2013 ISP PosterMacquarie University has a range of learning and teaching grant programs designed to provide academic and professional staff with internal funding to undertake scholarly work related to learning and teaching.

The internal learning and teaching grant opportunities are:

  • Enhancement Program Grants

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Calling all Teachers – the “secrets” to effective teaching

Fish TeacherAre you new to teaching, new to Macquarie University or would like to revisit and develop your teaching skills? Then the Foundations in Learning and Teaching (FILT) program will definitely be for you.

Join Dr Trudy Amber from the Faculty of Arts as she takes you through this 5 Module continuous mode program. There are 9 face-to-face teaching sessions with on-going support and reflection between each module, facilitated through iLearn.

This program commences on Wednesday 12 March through to Wednesday 28 May with 9 x 2 hour sessions, 12 noon to 2pm in W6A 107.

For more information on this exciting program or to register, please click here

Sign up, sign up…. to Lectern training

ltc_pics_lectern_closeup courtesy of AVTSAre you mystified by the various lecterns at Macquarie?  No problem, the AVTS team are running Lectern training sessions to ensure you can work it like a pro!
Lectern Training Dates For Session 1
No booking is required – just turn up!
  • Type 0D – 9am Thursday 27th February – E5A 130
  • Type 1/2 – 11am Thursday 27th February – W5A T1
  • Type 1/2D –  9am Friday 28th February – E5A 120
  • Type 0 – 11am Friday 28th February –  W5C 234

If you are not sure which lectern is in your teaching space, please ask your Unit Convenor or Department Administrator or check this handy list.

Prefer a bit of self-help?  Check out this page for all your questions and answers.

Hot Tip:  Add the AVTS (Audio Visual Technical Services) Help Desk number 7571 (02 98507571) to your phone to avoid panic in front of your students.

 

Free Event: Transforming Higher Education with Augmented Reality

Augmented RealityCome along and listen to Dr Matt Bower and Mr David Grover, both from the School of Education, talk about the fascinating topic of Augmented Reality in Higher Education.

By enabling users to overlay multimedia information on the world around us, Augmented Reality has immense potential to transform tertiary education. This presentation outlines what Augmented Reality is, how it works, applications available to educators, and how it might be infused into the curriculum. The presentation will also provide an overview of the Augmented Reality knowledge base that has been developed as part of this project, which includes examples, resources and guides.

2pm – 3pm, Thursday 27 February, 2014
To join this informative and captivating session, please click here to register

See what’s hot off the press!

Alana Workshop bookletCheck out what the Learning and Teaching Centre’s upcoming workshops are for Session 1, 2014.

There are exciting programs coming up such as the Foundations in Learning and Teaching (FiLT),  Flexible Learning at Macquare (FLaMe), to name but a couple. You can pick a printed copy up from C3B 315, or we can send you a copy in the mail.  Email ltc@mq.edu.au or phone x9721 to request a copy.

You can also check out all the workshops online at https://www.mq.edu.au/ltc/Workshops/index.php

Happy “workshopping”!

 

Does work-integrated learning actually make students work ready?

Dr Calvin Smith from Griffith University will present and discuss the results of a landmark project that assessed the impact of work-integrated learning on student work-readiness:

Monday 17 February
9.30-11.30am in E6A116
Details and registration

WiL - by NASA Goddard Photo and Video http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/8185441736/sizes/m/Work ready students are those who possess the basic skills and competencies needed to work within specific occupations. Specifically, work-ready students have “a combination of content knowledge and employability skills, such as communication, team work and problem solving, which enables effective professional practice”.[1]

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Sustainability for Everyone (and a free lunch!)

As the Learning and Teaching Centre is a great supporter of Sustainability, we would like to bring to your attention two upcoming events. Want to enjoy a delicious lunch with colleagues or join in a nature walk around campus? Read on to find out what is happening on the sustainability scene.

untitledLearning and Teaching for Sustainability Luncheon

Before beginning Session 1 2014, come along and share some lunch with friends and colleagues. Take the opportunity to network and connect, whilst enjoying some lovely food. We may even chat a little about sustainability in learning and teaching!

When: 18 February 1:00pm-2:00pm
Where: Y1A Sustainability Cottage

RSVP: Sarah Jo Steinhoff – sarahjo.steinhoff@mq.edu.au or ext. 4471 – by 14 Feb. Please be sure to advise of any dietary requirements.

 

 

Old MQ LibraryNature Walks

Reconnect with the beautiful campus environment on one of the following nature walks – a great way to ease back into the working year, whilst reminding yourself of the natural landscape we are endowed with at Macquarie.

When: 4 February, 20 February, or 6 March 1:00pm-2:00pm
RSVP: Sarah Jo Steinhoff – sarahjo.steinhoff@mq.edu.au or ext. 4471 – at least 1 day prior to the walk you wish to join.

Calling all New Supervisors

Are you a Supervisor who is new to Macquarie or new to HDR Supervision? If so, this workshop may be for you.

This workshop is designed to introduce, share and reflect on appropriate approaches to supervisory practice. It includes discussion of different perspectives of supervision, the changing nature of the PhD and PhD candidates, the institutional, framing and expectations of supervision at MQ, new models of supervision and reflective practice in supervision. The face-to-face sessions comprise two half-days, and the online version of the workshop is open for five days.

Date: Thursday, 30 January (Module 1) and Monday, 10 February (Module 2)

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To register click here

Are you a People Person? Or a Planet Person?

If you’re involved with running a People or Planet unit this year, here’s an opportunity to connect with colleagues doing the same.

Join the People and Planet Knowledge Network to meet up and share thoughts and experiences with colleagues from across the University, whilst reviewing and building teaching and learning skills.

Image courtesy Macquarie University Sustainability

First get-together of the People and Planet Network for the year:
Let’s Reflect: How reflection can enhance skill development
Tuesday, 15 April, 12noon-1pm
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