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What is the Learning Innovation Hub?

The Learning Innovation Hub was established in early 2016, after the Learning and Teaching Centre discontinued. The LIH brings to the community many different and diverse skills and resources.

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Start of Session 1 Staff Drinks

Welcome back for the start of Session 1!

You may have already had a faculty shindig or two but how about we get together for an all-staff, cross-faculty ‘Start of Session 1’ meet up?

Are you new to Macquarie and want to meet other staff members? Feeling the need to be more social? Want to meet people from other faculties? Just happy to make it through Week 1?

Meet us at the U-Bar

Friday 10 March, 2017

From 4pm (Happy Hour is 4:30-6:30)

We’ll have a section just to ourselves, in the ‘grass/beer garden’ area. Pop it in the diary – hope to see you there!

Start of Session 1 Staff Drinks

Welcome back for the start of Session 1!

You may have already had a faculty shindig or two but how about we get together for an all-staff, cross-faculty ‘Start of Session 1’ meet up?

Are you new to Macquarie and want to meet other staff members? Feeling the need to be more social? Want to meet people from other faculties? Just happy to make it through Week 1?

Meet us at the U-Bar

Friday 10 March, 2017

From 4pm (Happy Hour is 4:30-6:30)

We’ll have a section just to ourselves, in the ‘grass/beer garden’ area. Pop it in the diary – hope to see you there!

Introducing Teche INSIGHTS with Prashan Karunaratne

All of a sudden it’s O-week and you find yourself amongst the hustle and bustle of Session 1. Is your unit set up properly in iLearn, are you ready for your first lecture, are you still in summer holiday mode or are you on track with your new year’s resolution to do things differently? Continue reading Introducing Teche INSIGHTS with Prashan Karunaratne

Celebrating FoHS staff and their teaching!

Let’s celebrate some of our colleagues’ achievements, who have been recognised for their work in learning and teaching.

As educators, we have an influential role in the lives of so many. Everyone remembers that one teacher, lecturer or tutor who sparked a passion in them, bolstered and believed in them or who became a role model.

As a student teacher on a prac, one of my supervisors said ‘Congratulations, you have entered one of the oldest and most noble professions.  Don’t ever forget that you are shaping the future, each day.’ 

It is a great reminder of how important learning and teaching is, and the work we do with students today will affect them and the greater world for years to come.

Australian Psychological Society Psychology Teacher of The Year (Macquarie University)

Congratulations Wayne Warburton!  This is an award voted by students and is the second year running that Wayne has won.

Dr Wayne Warburton, Snr Lecturer & Deputy Director of the Children and Families Research Centre
Dr Wayne Warburton, Snr Lecturer & Deputy Director of the Children and Families Research Centre

2, yes 2 out 3 Vice Chancellor Awards

  • Congratulations to Jean Brick – VC Award for Teaching Excellence

  • The  Organisational Psychology Team – VC Award for Programs that Enhance Learning
    Prof Barbara Griffin, Prof Mark Wiggins, Dr Monique Crane, Dr Ben Searle, Ms Linda Yeomans, Dr Mel Taylor, Dr Jaime Auton, and Dr Jennifer Barbour

    The Organisational Psychology Team
    The Organisational Psychology Team

2 out of 3 inaugural Teche Awards 

Congratulations to Rebecca Ritchie (yes, feels weird congratulating myself).

 

Food archaeology: how old is too old to eat?

I hadn’t really thought about food archaeology much until one day in the car. I was sitting idle in the Saturday morning traffic on the Pacific Highway listening to the radio. Simon Marnie on ABC 702 was talking about beer that had been brewed from yeast salvaged from 220 year old Tasmanian shipwreck. Not too long later, I heard about an American who ate a cracker from the Civil War. So how old is too old to eat?

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Digital nutrition – yep, it’s a thing

I’m sure most of you have heard about digital downtime or device-free time. All for the benefit of easing our overloaded brains and nurturing our F2F* or IRL** relationships. I’ve heard of digital detoxes, including resorts specialising in this area (I thought it was just a place with no wifi!) In fact, the digital detox has become a whole industry! However the digital detox has been one-upped by the term digital nutrition. Continue reading Digital nutrition – yep, it’s a thing