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:
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Program-based design is the next big thing at Macquarie. What is it? How and why should it be done? Dr Panos Vlachopoulos has been involved in program-based design for many years in universities in the UK, New Zealand and Australia; we asked him to break it down for us. Continue reading (almost) All you need to know about Program-Based design
What do accounting, permaculture and performance artist Marina Abramovic have in common? Nick McGuigan thrives on hunting for teaching inspiration from unexpected sources. Before you catch him at Learning and Teaching Week, find out a little more about what makes Nick tick… Continue reading A Curious Mind: Connect More with…Nick McGuigan
According to Dr Trudy Ambler, in the cloud-based era we’ve outgrown the idea of an ePorfolio as simply an electronic folder of student course work. Here are five reasons why she thinks ePortfolios should still be high on Macquarie’s learning and teaching agenda. Continue reading 5 reasons we should be talking about ePortfolios
ePortfolios will be an integral component of the new Bachelor of Clinical Science from next year, and the new Learning and Teaching Green Paper signals broader adoption might be on the horizon at Macquarie. So what is an ePortfolio, and why do they sometimes get bad press? Professor Kirsty Forrest, Associate Dean Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, offers her thoughts.
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