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Lunch is on the house for People and Planet Networkers

Are you involved in organising/administering People and Planet Units?

People_World

If so, why not come along and join

Leanne Denby from Sustainability and Dr Marina Harvey from the Learning and Teaching Centre to meet colleagues involved in running People and Planet Units. Continue reading Lunch is on the house for People and Planet Networkers

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

We all need a (critical) friend!

book cowanJohn Cowan was the first Professor of Engineering Education in the UK, at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, where his educationally-oriented research and development concentrated on student-centered learning and the learning experience. On moving to the Open University in Scotland as Director in 1987, he encouraged innovative curriculum development and campaigned nationally for rigorous formative evaluation in higher education. When he retired from his tutoring duties in the autumn of 2011, he had been teaching, conducting, and publishing accounts of action research studies of his practices since 1952.

Continue reading We all need a (critical) friend!

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.

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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