Wouldn’t it be good to get in the same room with people who have spent years thinking about important learning and teaching issues? I had such an opportunity yesterday, when I attended a workshop by OLT (Office of Learning and Teaching) fellows A/Prof. Sophie Arkoudis and Dr Anne Harris looking on a thorny issue of communication skills of our graduates.
Missed it? Not to worry – here are my top 6 takeaways. A 3-hour workshop in 3 minutes! Continue reading 6 takeaways about improving students’ communication skills
A couple of days ago I reflected on what it takes to win a student Startup Pitch competition. I decided to follow-up with 5 practical ideas on what we as educators can learn from such an event: how can we make in-class student presentations more ‘pitch-like’ (i.e. passionate and engaged)?
Continue reading 5 ways to boost student presentations: lessons learnt from a Startup Pitch competition
Almost half of employers rate communication skills as their top hiring criteria, so it’s no wonder oral presentations often form part of student assessment. Help for students is at hand via a fantastic new guide produced by Macquarie University.
Continue reading Get Better at Presentations: A Guide for Students
Natalie Spence was recently awarded a highly commended certificate by student vote for her poster on presentation skills at Macquarie University’s 2015 Learning and Teaching Week.
Continue reading Supporting student presentation skills