My previous Teche post discusses how student engagement with research can be facilitated by building enquiry-based learning activities into the curriculum, as these enable students to develop an orientation and many of the skills needed for research tasks. These include analysing requirements, investigating source materials, identifying critical information and ideas, constructing a resolution and working in teams.
As four Merit Scholars (Alexander Roussos, Eryn Chapman, Legrand Buan and Leonie Nahhas) reflected on their learning experience at Macquarie University, one common aspect emerged. In a nutshell, participation was central to all of their learning experiences.
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?
Learning & Teaching Exchange – What is KickStart and how can it work for me?
All staff from across the university are invited!
Join us on Tuesday, 6th October for Learning & Teaching Exchange, the newly revamped iLearn Exchange which will now more have a broader focus on sharing innovations and best practices in learning and teaching at Macquarie.
What is the current state of the traditional face-to-face lecture? Is it more accurately described as face-to-faces or perhaps fact-to-face? Is there still such a thing as the ‘traditional’ lecture? What is the future of the traditional lecture?
People attending the first day of Connect More: Learning and Teaching Week 2015 would be wise to bring along their laptop, iPad and pen and join in Robert Parker’s A Game Design Approach to Learning and Teaching workshop.
Almost 500 students filled in the latest survey to tell us how satisfied they are with using iLearn, Macquarie’s learning technologies platform, and how they think their experience could be improved. Here are some of the most common themes.