HERDSA/ACEN Rekindled Conference

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The Victorian HERDSA Branch in collaboration with ACEN and Monash University are hosting a 1-day conference on Friday 2 December 2016 at Monash University Caulfield Campus.
This event will cover topics such as professional and employability skills, work-integrated learning, and industry and community collaboration and engagement.
Please see the attached flyer and program for further details on the presentations.
You can register for the event here.
We look forward to seeing you on the day.
More information about the day is available here:  herdsa-acen-rekindled

Places still available to Better judgement seminar

Places are still available to attend The Monash Educational Excellence Research Group (MEERG) seminar presented by Dr Lisa Schmidt, Senior Lecturer in Health Professional Education at Flinders University.


Better judgement: Improving assessors’ management of factors affecting their judgement ​

Date: Thursday, 13 August 2015
Time: 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Location: Monash University, Caulfield campus, The SLATE, Building C, room C3.22
Afternoon tea will be provided. Please book online here for catering purposes.

More information is contained in the attached flyer. Please note: This is a joint project with Lisa Schmidt, Lambert Schuwirth, and Maree O’Keefe, and could be of particular interest to staff teaching into medical degrees.

357 days until ISSOTL 2015!

The 12th annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning will take place from 27-30 October 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. The conference will be co-hosted by Monash University and RMIT University and held at RMIT University, located in the central business district of Melbourne. At this major international conference, you will have the opportunity to hear from, and interact with, scholars of teaching and learning from around the world. The conference theme, Leading Learning and the Scholarship of Change, will explore how teaching staff and students in universities can lead quality learning and teaching practice as we move inevitably towards more changes in higher education. You will be able to interact with colleagues and build networks that will enable you to participate actively in the distributed leadership of the academy. We look forward to hearing from you at the conference and to working with you beyond the event.

Registration opens on 27 November 2015.  For more details please visit the website: http://issotl2015.com.au/

 

New OLT Final reports available

Several new OLT Final reports have been released recently from VTAS institutions including the Final Report from the Vic-Tas Promoting Excellence Network:

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OLT Good Practice Report – English Language Proficiency 2014

Australian and New Zealand Paramedic Learning and Teaching Network (SI11-2128) Final Report 2013 – Part 1

Discipline Scholars Network – Final Report 2013

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More Final OLT Reports available

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Can DVD Simulations be used to promote empathic behaviours and interprofessional collaboration among undergraduate healthcare students? – Associate Professor Brett Williams, Associate Professor Ted Brown, Professor Lisa McKenna, Dr Malcolm Boyle, Dr Claire Palermo, Associate Professor Elizabeth Molloy, Professor Debra Nestel, Associate Professor Louise McCall – Monash University

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RMIT

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

Uni Melb

Advancing Ehealth education for the clinical health professions – Dr Kathleen Gray and Dr Ambica Dattakumar – University of Melbourne – PP10_1806_Gray_report_2014-1

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Changing the Game in Science and Mathematics Higher Education – National Teaching Fellowship – Elizabeth Johnson – La Trobe University – Johnson_E_NTF_report_2014

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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

Rethinking assessment to enhance interdisciplinary collaborative learning in the creative arts and humanities – Final Report

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.

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Public Lecture by Professor Kate Purcell (University of Warwick, UK)

Monash2The Faculty of Education at Monash University is supporting the visit of Professor Kate Purcell from the Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, UK, who has been researching and writing on the graduate labour market, occupational change and the relationship between higher education and employment for nearly twenty years, including most recently, leading the UK Futuretrack 2006-20012 Longitudinal Survey of higher education.

Event title: The UK Futuretrack 2006-2012 Longitudinal Survey: Hard evidence about the relationship between higher education choices and experience and access to opportunities in restructuring global labour markets

Date: Friday 18th October

Time: 10-11.00 am

Location: Lecture Theatre H7, Building 11 (Menzies), Clayton Campus, Monash University

Details, including how to register for the event, can be found in the flyer below.

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OLT National Senior Teaching Fellowship Symposium 2013

 Wednesday 4 December, 11.00am – 5.00pm

Monash University, Caulfield

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The symposium will showcase results from the OLT National Senior Teaching Fellowship – Developing Excellence in Teaching and Learning through a Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme (PATS). The day will also provide opportunities to learn more about participants’ experiences of PATS, share ideas and innovations in teaching and learning and discuss potential collaborations around the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Learn how 14 Australian higher education institutions have:

  • enhanced curriculum and teaching quality;
  • engaged academics in the scholarship of teaching and learning;
  • built leadership capacity amongst academics; and,
  • improved overall unit satisfaction.

Invited presenters include:

  • Prof Darrell Evans, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching), Monash University
  • A/Prof Angela Carbone, OLT National Senior Teaching Fellow and Director, Education Excellence, Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching), Monash University
  • Professor Jane Long, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic), La Trobe University
  • Dr Steve Drew, Director of Learning & Teaching (SEET Group), Griffith University
  • Katherine Lindsay, Senior Lecturer, Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle
  • Professor Sue Stoney, Head, Centre for Learning & Development, Edith Cowan University
  • Dr Liam Phelan, Online Teaching & Learning Coordinator and Senior Lecturer, GradSchool, University of Newcastle
  • Caroline Cottman, Academic Developer, University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Dr Glenn Harrison, Academic Developer, James Cook University
  • Dr Jo-Anne Kelder, Evaluation and Quality Standards Project Officer, University of Tasmania
  • Dr Helen Stallman, Senior Lecturer – Clinical Psychology, University of Queensland
  • Dr Jacinta Ryan, Academic Head – Management, Kaplan Business School

There will also be a Q&A panel with current and past PATS participants from across Australia and roundtable sessions to explore: barriers academics face; goal setting tips; closing the student feedback loop; and, peer mentoring and peer review.

Poster presentations are welcomed and posters will be displayed throughout the day. Please indicate at time of registration if you wish to present a poster.

Register now!

Please help us make PATS even better by taking this short survey:

For further information on PATS visit the website.