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Are we delusional? [my observations from a recent training]

I am so excited. I received an invitation to attend Youtube training, and I’ve been told that it’s a big deal, as it’s the first Popup Youtube Space in Australia. There will be creators from all over Australia and New Zealand. The event is ‘invite-only’, and it should be cutting-edge.

I sign up for both Saturday and Sunday, reschedule my weekend plans, and rush to Australian Film and Radio School in Moore Park.

sign moore park

An hour and a half in the first training, and I am ready to crawl under the chair and cry.

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Thoughts on teaching and practice: A chat with Peter Keegan

Are you interested in finding out what drives Peter Keegan, Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching for the Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University? Do you want to know what he thinks about teaching and practice at university and his views on convening a blended learning unit? If so, join us for a chat with Peter.  Continue reading Thoughts on teaching and practice: A chat with Peter Keegan

5 ways to boost student presentations: lessons learnt from a Startup Pitch competition

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)?

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5 differences between traditional and active learning [infographic]

Have you heard the calls for educators to stop being the ‘sage on the stage’ and become ‘facilitators’ instead? Or the famous quote by Einstein that ‘knowledge is experience – everything else is just information’? There are very good reasons why it’s time to embrace active learning, and our handy Infographic might help!

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Foundations in Learning and Teaching (FILT) Program is beckoning

Come and join the fabulous staff from the Learning and Teaching Centre in the exciting program, Foundations in Learning and Teaching (FILT). It doesn’t matter if you are new to teaching or have been teaching for many years, you will find this program beneficial, fulfilling and rewarding. You will gain knowledge and skills to assist in your teaching career.

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