Applied Finance Centre’s Dr Shane Magee has transformed his thinking about online teaching – with a little help from the Faculty Partnership Program – and the result was a Dean’s award for curriculum innovation.
We’ve crunched the numbers on 4 years of the Faculty Partnership Program. But because facts and figures don’t always tell the whole story, we’ve also invited some Macquarie academics (Sijia Guo, Dr Michael Cavanagh, Dr Kirsty Davies, A/Prof Kerry Sherman and Susan Edwards) to provide their reflections, and a few teaching tips… Continue reading 4 Years of Brilliant Ideas
I wanted to experiment with blended learning even though I had little idea of what it meant and what it required. All I knew was that by the third hour of my workshop, when I was expecting students to be creative, they were tired and had little time to reflect on new ideas and concepts.
The name Maria D’Addiego-Kettle is most likely familiar to all 142 Macquarie academics who have participated in the Learning and Teaching Centre’s Faculty Partnership Program, and many others besides. Maria told us a bit about her role supporting the program behind the scenes, and why she thinks it has become such a successful embodiment of the University’s motto, And Gladly Teche.
“We know what we want to do but we’re just not sure of the best way to do it or even whether we have the skills and equipment to do it!” This sentiment initiated the current Faculty Partnership Program (FPP) project with the Faculty of Human Sciences, involving the Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC) and the Macquarie School of Education Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP).
Over the past couple of years, Teche has featured a myriad of stories about successful Faculty Partnership Projects. Here’s a look back over some highlights from the 83 projects to date.
Ever wished there was a handy repository of great stuff that Macquarie people are doing in learning and teaching?
It is a cry we often hear:
How do you engage students during face to face lectures? They’re on their devices and physically present but I don’t know that they are mentally present!*
If you feel this shared pain, why not come along to our next Learning and Teaching Exchange?