Photo Galleries: VTAS PEN Workshop at 7th August 2017

Welcome to the workshop

 

Background and Overview to University Teaching Awards
Adam Chapman
Department of Education and Training (DET)

 

Keynote: Evaluating your Practice
Karen Burke da Silva
(AAUTY 2016, Flinders University)

 

Panel Session:
Evaluation and Collection of Evidence

 

Poster Session

 

Breakout Session:
Unpacking Evaluation Challenges and Opportunities

 

VTAS PEN Workshop: Evaluating your Teaching Practice – applying for a Citation or Teaching Award

This VTAS PEN Workshop is designed to up-skill academic and professional staff interested in preparing to apply for a local or national citation or teaching award.  This Workshop is targeting Criteria 3 of the National Awards – relating to Evaluation practices that bring about improvements in teaching and learning. Please see the attached VTAS PEN Workshop for further details on the workshop sessions.
Time
:
August 7th 2017 between 12:00pm and 5:00pm

Venue:
Monash University Law Chambers
Ground Floor
Auditorium
555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

You can RSVP for the workshop here

We look forward to seeing you on the day.

BREAKING NEWS

AAUT to move to UA

As part of its Higher Education Reform Package the Federal Government’s Department of Education and Training will cease to fund and administer the Australian Awards for University Teaching.  It, together with the OLT’s digital repository for HE learning and teaching, will move to Universities Australia from 1 January 2018 (Higher Education Reform Package, p20).

The HE Reform Package says the Government has supported the recognition of high quality learning and teaching for more than 20 years and “Given the levels of funding provided to institutions it is appropriate that the higher education sector takes increased responsibility for the recognition and promotion of quality in higher education teaching and learning.

“…the best approach to the long-term sustainability of the awards lies with the higher education sector taking ownership and ensuring that the AAUT target exceptional performance in areas that are relevant, and important, to the sector” (ibid).

Universities Australia will also curate the OLT digital L&T research library to ensure project reports and resources continue to be accessible.

VTAS PEN pre-conference workshops

Thursday 28 April 2016, 1.30pm-5.00pm, Langham Hotel, Southbank, Melbourne

The Victorian/Tasmanian Promoting Excellence Network presents two workshops prior to the OLT Conference dinner on Thursday 28th April 2016.

Workshop 1:      Impact of IMPEL framework by Tilly Hinton

Workshop 2:      Shaking up Higher Education – Learnings from National Award Winners, featuring 2016 Australian University Teacher of the Year A/Prof Kevin Tant

The Victorian/Tasmanian Promoting Excellence Network is a project funded by the Office for Learning and Teaching. The aim of the Network is to promote collaboration that maximises dissemination of innovation and good teaching practice. Its vision is to support professional development and the sharing of systems, knowledge and processes that contribute to optimising student learning.

During Workshop 1, Tilly Hinton will discuss the impact of the IMPEL framework using exemplars of successful grant applications supported with the IMPEL ladder.

Workshop 2 will involve OLT teaching award winners discussing the impact the award had on their careers and networks. Speakers include; A/Prof Robyn Brandenburg, A/Prof Kevin Tant – 2015 Australian University Teacher of the Year Award winner, A/Prof Natalie Brown, Prof Sally Kift & Tara Newman workshopping the benefits creating a community of practice of national award winners.

Program

1:30 – 2:00pm           Registration for Workshop 1 (Clarendon Ballroom)

2:00 – 3:00pm           Workshop 1 – Impact of the IMPEL framework by guest speaker Tilly Hinton

3:00 – 3:30pm            Afternoon tea & Registration for Workshop 2

3:30 – 5:00pm            Workshop 2 – Shaking up Higher Education: Learnings from National Award Winners

Note: Those who have registered for the OLT conference dinner will depart on the bus at 5:30pm to Grand Hyatt, Melbourne.

Registration

Spaces for this workshop are limited, so please register now  to secure a place.

When registering please remember to indicate if you have, or have not, also registered for the OLT Conference (check Yes or No box). OLT Conference details are available here.

Please contact us on 9905 9439 if you have any additional questions prior to your attendance!

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.

Seminar invitation – Better judgement: Improving assessors’ management of factors affecting their judgement

The Monash Educational Excellence Research Group (MEERG) is delighted to invite you to a 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.

University of Queensland – Building Business Graduate Capabilities

The University of Queensland has been working on a nationally funded Office for Learning and Teaching project on online business simulations and have two exciting announcements:

  1. Project Website: we have just launched our project website: http://www.bizsims.edu.au/. The site provides resources for business educators interested in using online simulations to develop graduate capabilities that may be difficult to develop or assess using traditional pedagogies. Resources include case studies, assessment guides, marking rubrics, simulation profiles, a student learning barometer and other tools. We would like to invite anyone interested in online business simulations to visit the website and join our project community. The website will continue to grow as we develop more resources and case studies.
  2. Forum on Business Graduate Capabilities: business graduate capabilities have taken on a new importance as a result of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), the development of threshold learning outcomes in several business fields as well as ongoing pressure from peak industry bodies to produce work ready graduates. We would like to invite you to a half-day forum showcasing three projects that have examined innovative pedagogies for developing business graduate capabilities. Presentations will include:
  • Innovative Practices in Undergraduate Business Capstones – A/Prof Janis Bailey and Dr Liz van Acker, Griffith University
  • Integrated Business Consulting – Reality Driven Rigour – A/Prof Christine Burton, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Simulation-based Pedagogies in Business – Dr. Pierre Benckendorff, The University of Queensland

The forum offers a unique opportunity to network with peers, hear the latest thinking and gain insight into the role of pedagogy in the future of business education. Forums will be hosted in Sydney (10 November), Melbourne (11 November) and Brisbane (3 December). Further details are attached. The Melbourne forum has been timed to coincide with the National Peer Review of Assessment Network Forum (12 November) and the Curate, Credential and Carry Forward Digital Learning Evidence National Forum (13 November).

Kind Regards
Pierre Benckendorff
Project Leader
The University of Queensland

Roadshow Forum Flyer

Workshop|6 November|Creative forms of teaching evidence

Victoria University logo      Workshop ‘Creative Forms of Teaching Evidence’

Hosted by Victoria University

Thursday 6 November 2014, Victoria University City Convention Centre,

City Flinders Campus, Level 12, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne

The Victorian/Tasmanian Promoting Excellence Network is a project funded by the Office for Learning and Teaching.

The Network has as its aim to promote collaboration that maximises dissemination of innovation and good teaching practice.  Its vision is to support professional development and the sharing of systems, knowledge and processes that contribute to optimising student learning.

In this workshop, creative forms of teaching evidence will be explored by a range of experts and leaders in the area, with topics including ePortfolios, blogs, evidencing teaching impact on learning and the student learning experience. This workshop will be of interest to all practising teachers and educators.

The morning workshop will be hosted by Victoria University, at their City campus in Melbourne.  Following the morning event, a catered lunch will be provided allowing for networking.

Program

8.30 – 9am      Registration

9am                 Keynote – Denise Chalmers, Winthrop Professor and Director (CATL),

University of Western Australia

Title: Education teaching quality

9.45am           Speed dating – networking opportunity for attendees

10.00am         Morning tea

10.15am         Presentation – Joy Whitton & Melody West, VTAS Promoting Excellence Network,

Title: Creative forms of teaching evidence

10.45am         Presentation – Kate Coleman, Lecturer Deakin University

                         Title: ePortfolios

11.15am         Panel – recent recipients of the Office for Learning and Teaching

Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence

 Title: Creative forms of teaching evidence

The panel will draw on the type of evidence they used in their recent successful application.  There will be an opportunity after all the panel members have presented to ask any questions.

12.00pm         Survey – post event evaluation

12:15pm         Lunch

1pm                 End of event

Spaces for this workshop are limited, so please register now if you would like to secure a place.

 

 

2014 Eportfolio Forum – Full Program now available

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Following the success of the 2012 and 2013 Eportfolio Forums, the 2014 Organising Committee are excited to share with you the full 2014  Eportfolio Forum – Moving Forward program #eportforumImage of 2014 Eportfolio Forum Program

The 2014 Eportfolio Forum will be held on 2 October 2014 at La Trobe University in Melbourne.

The event will be kicked off by Lauren Sayer and Emma Fraser, who will share the amazing work being done at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital, where eportfolios are being used to support chronically ill students achieve their greatest learning potential.  Their presentation is called Eportfolio learning design and implementation.

This amazing presentation will be followed by a Plenary Panel discussion led by Prof Beverley Oliver, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and ALTC National Teaching Fellow Deakin University, on the question: What does it mean to have a digital profile in 2014?

Click here to read more about these opening sessions.

The remainder of the day is made up of 30 different Workshops, 20×20 Presentations, Facilitated Conversations and Posters based on the themes of:

  • Eportfolio use in formal education
  • Eportfolio use beyond formal education
  • Eportfolio use from the user’s or learner’s perspective
  • Eportfolio learning and design

The Eportforum ends with a networking event at the Eagle Bar, La Trobe University.

The Eportforum is also supported by half-day workshops on 1 October at La Trobe University.  Download the workshops program here.

Register now as places are limited!  

Click here to find out more registering and accommodation options.

For more information contact:

Allison Miller – 0400 732 270 or eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com

 

Workshop | 24 June | Failure as a Pathway to Success

Deakin_Worldly_Logo_Keyline[p]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.

Program
9.00-9.30       Registration

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: Failure as Feedforward for Success (or have a Plan B) 
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
1.00-2.00       Lunch

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.

Monica Curro
Violinist Monica Curro is currently in her 17th year as Assistant Principal 2nd Violin of the CurroMelbourne Symphony Orchestra, and was a core member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra for 5 years before that. Monica has taught violin at The University of Melbourne and the Victorian College of the Arts and has coached at the Australian National Academy of Music and its Young Academy. She regularly tutors for Australian Youth Orchestra and National Music Camp programs. Monica recently gave the world premiere, as co-soloist with her sister Sarah, of Stefan Cassomenos’ Double Violin Concerto for acoustic, semi-acoustic and electric violins. In October 2013, she appeared as a soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Sally KifKiftt
Sally Kift is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at James Cook University and President of the Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows (ALTF). Prior to commencing at JCU in 2012, Sally was a Professor of Law at Queensland University oTechnology, where she also served as Law Faculty Assistant Dean, Teaching & Learning (2001-2006) and QUT’s foundational Director, First Year Experience (2006-2007). Sally is a national Teaching Award winner (2003) and national Program Award winner (2007). She was awarded a Senior Fellowship by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) in 2006 to investigate the first year experience and is currently a Discipline Scholar in Law.

Failure as Feedforward for Success (or have a Plan B)
As any Google search of “success from failure” will tell you, many people fail their way to success. This is an undoubtedly true and motivating sentiment, but how does it translate to our current fraught and highly competitive grant environment where, if at first you don’t succeed, you are in very good company: only about 20% of OLT grant applications are ultimately successful. This presentation will not (and cannot) provide any silver bullet for grant success, but will suggest some strategies that may assist colleagues to at least ensure that the enormous effort put into grant applications and re-submissions might pay personal and institutional dividends; perhaps leading to a different, but equally valid, kind of success.

Videos and slides from the Learning Futures Workshop

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 slides

Keynote address – video

Provocateur panel – video