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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
More details

iLearn Drop-in Clinic back in 2014!

 

Images courtesty of Tony Dwyer, LTC
Teaching staff enjoying 1:1 support at the Drop in Clinic.

Breathe a sigh of relief, the iLearn Drop-in Clinic is back for Session 1, 2014!

Come and get all the help you need with iLearn, iTeach and UNITS for Session 1, 2014.  No need to register, just swing by.

Mark these dates in your calendar:
Monday 17 Feb – Friday 28 Feb, 10am-4pm weekdays, C5A 204
Monday 3 Mar – Friday 7 Mar, 10am-4pm weekdays, E4B 308

 

Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Conference 2014

HERSDAThe Higher Education Research and Development Society of  Australasia (HERSDA) in collaboration with the Hong Kong Baptist University are hosting the HERSDA 2014 Annual Conference from 7 to 10 of July 2014 in Hong Kong.  The conference theme is ‘Higher Education in a Globalized World’ and the call for contributions is now open.The call for proposals closes on 7 February 2014. More information about the conference can be found on the HERSDA 2014 website.