A learning task and assessment like no other, first and third year MQ Advanced Biology students are developing activities for school students and community members participating in the ‘Wild Science Race’ at Taronga Zoo as part of Sydney Science Festival. Continue reading Science Students Racing at the Zoo
Two weeks ago the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia hosted HERDSA2017, a key conference on research and development in higher education. This year’s theme was “Curriculum Transformation” with presentations organised around practical implications, drivers and facilitators in curriculum transformation. A few colleagues from Macquarie and I enjoyed stimulating, eye opening and thought-provoking conversations.
Here is what I learned based on selected presentations I attended:
If you’re new to university teaching or new to teaching at Macquarie, registrations are now open for the Teaching Induction Program (TIP) and the Foundations in Learning and Teaching Program (FILT) for Session 2. Continue reading Professional Development for Session 2 – Registrations Now Open
As we near the end of session one, take a break from assessment and exam marking and check out three noteworthy events during June and July. Continue reading Catch Three Visiting Academics This Session Break
An LTX (Learning and Teaching Exchange) was held yesterday, 15 June, 2017, in the Macquarie Theatre on Rethinking ‘Lectures’ For The Digital Audience. Continue reading LTX Recording Now Available – Rethinking ‘Lectures’ For The Digital Audience
Recently, a Learning and Teaching Exchange (LTX) was held on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at Macquarie.
The Australasian Council for Undergraduate Research conference (ACUR) is running on September 27-28 this year at the University of Adelaide. Continue reading Heads Up, Undergraduate Research! Australasian Conference of Undergraduate Research Is Calling
The GLP’s Innovative Leaders Series is less than a week away & you’re invited! Continue reading Invitation to the GLP Innovative Leaders Series
The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) phenomenon has been around for over ten years now. Four MOOCs have come out of Macquarie and one is currently in production.
“It was great to be able to network with professionals in the industry I am interested in making a career of, and I’m currently considering a variety of further study options related to the work I completed on my placement.” Madelyn Hawken (Aspire Early Intervention) Continue reading The Power of PACE: Transitioning from University to Employment