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FYiM: PBL in Maths – workshop Feb 9, 2017

Problem-based learning (PBL) uses authentic, real-world problems to help learners explore principles, ideas and application. It has been used for decades in applied fields such as engineering and medicine and more recently in science. PBL can be a great vehicle to draw learners closer to related industries. The First Year in Maths network is holding […]

2016 WIL in Science Forum presentations

The 2016 ACDS WIL in Science forum was held on Friday December 2nd focusing on the ACDS Lighthouse projects. Participants explored the successes and challenges of establishing and growing work-integrated learning in science degrees stimulating lively discussion and new connections. Presentations from the program are available here. Keynotes Associate Professor Ruth Bridgstock, Senior National OLT Fellow: Graduate Employment […]

ACSME 2016 program released

ACSME is the national conference for university science and mathematics education with a proud 22-year history of sparking new ideas, collaborations and innovation. This year we meet in Brisbane on Sep 28-30. The program for ACSME 2016 has now been released and is available here. This year the conference also features a diverse array of workshops to […]

WIL workshops – Faculty planning

The ACDS is pleased to announce its series of WIL Planning workshops for Faculties of Science. These workshops aim to help Faculties develop work-integrated learning programs that improve graduate employability and learning outcomes.  The workshops will be repeated in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane by the ACDS WIL in Science project.  Growing WIL in Science is a […]

WIL in Science webinar – July 5

The ACDS WIL in Science project teamed up with ACEN (Australian Collaborative Education Network) to present a webinar on July 5 with three of our Lighthouse Projects. The Lighthouse projects are action-learning projects designed to establish visible organisation and leadership for work-integrated learning in science-based faculties and to generate peer-to-peer learning. The webinar recording is […]

ACSME submissions extended to June 13

ACSME 2016 has extended the deadline for submissions for presentations, posters and workshops to June 13.  Proposals can be submitted via the conference website. ACSME is the major Australian conference for tertiary science and mathematical science educators to share ideas and keep up to date. ACSME welcomes submssions from across science and related disciplines including  […]

WIL in Science National Forum 2015 highlights

acds audience

The ACDS held its inaugural ACDS WIL in Science National Forum in Melbourne on Friday 11 December 2015. The forum was a great success, drawing more than 80 attendees from 42 universities and other partner organisations. A key focus of the forum was the launch of the new WIL in Science Network which will bring […]

ACDS TL conference 2015 highlights

The annual ACDS Teaching and Learning Conference sparkled this year with vigorous discussion in all sessions.  The Conference kicked off with a challenge from Peter Adams (UQ, Conference Chair) to address ‘what keeps us awake at night‘. Discussions at the conference have initiated new work from the ACDS on assessment strategies, driving student engagement and […]

ACDS teaching and learning conference – July 2014: Report

ACDS teaching and learning conference – July 2014 Liz Johnson The 2014 ACDS Teaching and Learning Conference moved to Melbourne this year and welcomed over 60 participants from 26 institutions.  In a packed program, Professor Gregor Kennedy (University of Melbourne) described learning analytics and its use as a means to understand and influence student behaviour, […]

Driving curriculum change

Beverley Oliver presenting

Prof Beverley Oliver (Deakin) presents her view

ACDS TL conference report

The 2013 ACDS conference was held in Sydney July 18-19 focusing on leadership of teaching and learning in Faculties of Science.  Participants included Associate Deans Teaching and Learning, Science Discipline Network leaders and teaching and learning leaders of key projects in science and mathematics.  Major themes for the conference were the ACDS TL Centre and […]