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New ACDS project: Indigenous science resources

Indigenous Science is an area of emerging interest for scientific and cultural understanding, and as a mechanism for empowering Australia’s diverse first nations peoples. As universities are paying greater attention to this area, it is timely to collate, curate, and share resources and good practices which have been developed across the country. The ACDS is […]

Important information about ACSME 2019 presentations

Dear Colleagues, ACSME 25th Anniversary in 2019 at University of Sydney is now available online at: www.acds-tlcc.edu.au/events/acsme/program/ Also, a friendly reminder that registrations close on 20 September: ACSME 2019: www.acds-tlcc.edu.au/events/acsme/registration/ Discipline Day: www.acds-tlcc.edu.au/events/acsme/discipline-day-program/ Information for Oral Presentations During the conference, feel free to upload your presentation to the desktop in the allocated room during breaks […]

How does gender affect the experience of science students?

Are you a science educator at an Australian university? Be part of a national study investigating the gendered experience of Australian undergraduate science students. In Australia, little research exists on the gender issues female students face at an undergraduate level. A PhD project is currently underway exploring how gendered experiences for students in undergraduate science […]

The changing nature of the academic role in science

Congratulations to Professor Pauline Ross who has presented the final report of her Office for Learning and Teaching Fellowship. The final report  shows that in STEM the challenge for an education-focused academic is to retain expertise and research currency. To address many of the challenges facing the academic workforce in science, a productive partnership between […]

Special IJISME issue: When science meets the art …

An exciting new IJISME double issue is out! The special issue When Science Meets the Arts –Bridging the subjective-objective divide Parts 1 & 2 offers a number of examples of how science and mathematics have blurred the disciplinary barriers to better support student learning. These examples come from a wide range of science disciplines and […]

FYiMaths 7th Annual Workshop: 11-12th July

This year’s Workshop will bring together first-year mathematics educators from across Australia to discuss the current state of our first-year tertiary mathematics curricula.  What are the similarities, what are the differences, is our curriculum relevant, engaging, outdated, what is the impact of technology, how are we teaching, who is teaching it and how are they being […]

ACDS inaugural Fellowship awarded!

Congratulations to Tina Acuna and Jo-Anne Kelder for being awarded the inaugural ACDS Fellowship! Their project aims to develop a framework to embed scholarship in the cycle of quality improvement (yearly) and quality assurance (external benchmarking; at least 5 yearly) of qualifications, leading to evidence-based scholarly outputs and informs a collaborative approach to curriculum design […]

Successful WIL in Science: final report published!

This OLT project sponsored by the ACDS was completed last December under Liz Johnson’s leadership, and the full report is now available. This report, together with the WIL guide in Science and the report on the Quality and Standards for Work Integrated Learning, provide a rich set of resources for all science educators who are […]

ACSME celebrating 25 years!

ACSME 2019 registration now open! ACSME 2019 will be hosted by The University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney on 2, 3 and 4 October 2019. Full information available on the ACSME conference website. Or click here to download the flyer and the program – please post to notice boards!

ACDS AGM 2019

This year the ACDS Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 28 October – Tuesday 29 October at University House, ANU, Canberra. Registrations are now open! We will be presenting a program that includes key speakers from Government, key science agencies and organisations, and organisations that facilitate impact and engagement. We welcome suggestions as […]

Quality and Standards for Work Integrated Learning

This newly published report was commissioned by the Australian Council of Deans of Science Teaching & Learning Centre, and written by Dr Theresa Winchester-Seeto.

The Poladian Project

The Poladian Project is a festival of interdisciplinary research and surprising connections. How can origami help to design a better space telescope? How could slime moulds reduce traffic congestion? How can cooking teach you physics? Through short lectures and workshops, the Poladian Project aims to inspire new ideas, celebrate creativity and generate wonder. Our inaugural […]