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Contemplating Change

Vanessa Fredericks reports on a recent visit by  Dr  Patricia Morgan

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Dr Patricia Morgan

Could contemplative education be the key to creating a “culture of transformative learning in a research-enriched environment” (Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Macquarie University, 2013).

Dr Patricia Morgan from the University of New South Wales thinks so. Continue reading Contemplating Change

Innovation and PACE shine in Learning and Teaching Week 2013 eBook

Macquarie’s annual celebration of pedagogy and scholarship, Learning and Teaching Week was held from 16-20 September 2013. As presenters are encouraged each year to publish their work as a way of sharing practice and furthering research in this area, an eBook option was offered as a new publishing platform to those who presented papers, symposia, roundtables and workshops. Continue reading Innovation and PACE shine in Learning and Teaching Week 2013 eBook

Quality learning and teaching with sessional staff – do you want to know more?

Dr Marina Harvey reflects on a recent project

ltc_staff_pics_marina_harveyFollowing a two year OLT funded project on sessional staff (BLASST.edu.au) including a national summit with participants from 40 higher education institutions, key presentations and research papers were developed into a special edition of a journal. I believe that this is the first such special edition of a journal devoted to a focus on quality learning and teaching with sessional staff. If you have ever wondered about:

  • who and how many sessional staff teach in our universities – read the article by May et al,
  • what innovations have been trialled overseas and with what effect – read Bryson’s or Sutherland and Gilbert’s contribution,
  • what innovations have been developed in Australia – five articles cover this.

Volume 10, Issue 3 (2013) Setting the standard: Quality Learning and Teaching with Sessional Staff