FAILURE AS A PATHWAY TO SUCCESS
Transforming failed grant applications into successes
A workshop hosted by Deakin University
This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to hear from highly qualified professionals in their field about their experiences of taking failure and transforming it into something positive.
9.30-10.00 Keynote: Monica Curro, Assistant Principal 2nd Violin, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: What can auditions teach us? Learning from failure
10.00-10.30 Keynote: Sally Kift, Deputy Vice Chancellor – Academic, James Cook University: Transforming a failed grant application into success
10.30-11.00 Morning tea
11.00-12.00 Round table session 1: Dummy failed grant application
12.00-1.00 Round table session 2: Real failed grant application
The workshop will provide practical hands-on activities to:
- critically analyse failed grant applications to identify which areas to improve, and
- think creatively about transforming or reappropriating these projects into something else entirely.
This is a flipped format with pre-workshop activities for participants to access online.
The hands on activities will use real grant applications to provide participants with realistic practical experiences of working through an application.
If you would like to use one of your own rejected grant applications as a workshop activity, please email it to Bella by the end of April. These will of course be anonymised.
Spaces for this workshop are limited, so please register now if you would like to secure a place.
This is an invitation to Science, Applied Science and Science Education academic teaching staff to attend a one-day workshop as part of an OLT National Senior Fellowship, Digital Explanations: Engaging Students in Learning, and Communicating Science with Student-Created Digital Media (see flyer for details) to provide new ways for students to engage with content by making different forms of digital media to explain it.
Function: OLT One day workshop- Student created digital-explanations
Date: Thursday, 10th April 2014
Time: 9.00am – 3.30pm
Location: Conference Room, Melbourne City Centre, Deakin University
Facilitator: Assoc/Prof Garry Hoban, 2013 National Senior Teaching Fellow
Attending academics will:
• view examples and experience making five different forms of digital media (podcast, digital story, Slowmation, video and blended media, which is a combination) that they can get students to make in assignments using their own computers and free movie making software (iMovie for Mac, Windows Movie Maker for PC),
• share new ideas for assignments that engage students in learning and communicating,
• be provided with example assignments and marking rubrics for each media form,
• learn about a theoretical framework to underpin research and grant applications for student-created media and meet colleagues for collaborative research.
There is no cost for the workshop. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.
Please indicate your interest in this workshop by emailing the fellowship manager, Julie Clark at email@example.com . Because of the hands-on nature of the workshop, spaces are limited so please reply ASAP to secure a place. Further details will follow upon application.
Any enquiries about the workshop should also be directed to Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office for Learning and Teaching have asked that we distribute this invitation to participate in a webinar on Engaging diverse students in Work Integrated Learning on Wednesday, 19 March 2014.
The webinar is part of a project supported by the OLT, further detail about the project is available here: http://www.olt.gov.au/project-building-institutional-capacity-enhance-access-participation-and-progression-work-integrated
Please direct questions concerning registration or requests for further information about the project to … Lainie Groundwater, the QUT Project Officer for ‘Building Institutional Capacity to Enhance Access, Participation and Progression in Work Integrated Learning’ – Mobile: 0432 431 247, Email email@example.com
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Evidence-based benchmarking framework for a distributed leadership approach to capacity building in learning and teaching – Professor Sandra Jones and Professor Roger – RMIT University Hadgraft - LE11_2000_Jones_Report_2014
Advancing Ehealth education for the clinical health professions – Dr Kathleen Gray and Dr Ambica Dattakumar – University of Melbourne – PP10_1806_Gray_report_2014-1
Changing the Game in Science and Mathematics Higher Education – National Teaching Fellowship – Elizabeth Johnson – La Trobe University – Johnson_E_NTF_report_2014
Thriving in transition: A model for student support in the transition to Australian higher education – Dr Martin Harris and Associate Professor Tony Barnett – University of Tasmania – SP10_1828_Harris_Report_2014
Several new OLT final reports have been released recently from VTAS institutions.
The VTAS Promoting Excellence Network and RMIT University held a Learning Futures workshop on Wednesday 13 November. Approximately 115 people attended this event and heard presentations by Hamish Coates, Phill Dawson, Betty Leask, Beverley Oliver and Gilly Salmon.
Thank you to all attendees and presenters.
Videos and the keynote presentation slides from the day can be accessed below.
Keynote address – video
Provocateur panel – video
The final report for the recently completed OLT Seed Project ‘Rethinking assessment to enhance interdisciplinary collaborative learning in the creative arts and humanities’ is now available. This project was led by Melissa Miles from Monash University.
A copy of the report is available at this link or you can download it below.
OLT projects – ‘Inside Story’ of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
A collaborative initiative of ACU and HERDSA Vic Branch
Date: Thursday, 21 November 2013
Time: 2.00 pm to 5.15 pm
Venue: Room 7.02, The Daniel Mannix Building, Melbourne Campus, Australian Catholic University
The session aims to provide an update on two projects funded by the Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT), and the opportunity to learn from the experiences of colleagues who received the OLT grants.
2.00-2.15: Welcome and Introduction
2.15-3.15: OLT Project Team to provide update on preliminary findings
3.15-3.45: Refreshments and Questions (participants to identify their areas of interest)
3.45-4.30: Tips and Tricks – Interview of Project Leaders – experiences of applying for and managing OLT grants, and answers to questions from audience
4.30-4.45: HERDSA Vic Chapter – update
4.45-5.15: Informal discussion and ‘end-of-year’ celebration
Please find further information about this event in the flyer - ACU OLT event 2013.