Macquarie 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
Are 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
Are 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.
Come 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
Check 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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”.
Continue reading Does work-integrated learning actually make students work ready?
Want to scribble your diary dates on your office wall? Then the LTC calendar is for you! Easy to read and visually attractive, this wall planner will add beauty to your office as well as the functionality of having 2014 dates displayed close at hand.
To obtain one of these beauties, you can pick them up in person from C3B 315 or W6B 255. You can even download it from the LTC Website today!
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.
Learning 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 – email@example.com or ext. 4471 – by 14 Feb. Please be sure to advise of any dietary requirements.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 4471 – at least 1 day prior to the walk you wish to join.
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)
To register click here
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.
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