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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 […]

What does a teaching specialist look like?

Are you a science academic with a strong interest in education? Were you hired as a science education specialist, or have you transitioned into the role? Do you have questions about your career path, or perhaps a story to tell about your contract, confirmation, or promotion journey? Feedback to the ACDS Teaching and Learning Centre […]

Special issues now published: International Journal of Innovation in Sci...

Three special issues have been recently published in the International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education (formerly CAL-laborate International) that may be of interest. IJISME is dedicated to encouraging and supporting early career researchers as well as academics in science and mathematics who are new to education research. Vol 26, No 8 (2018) […]

The annual Biosciences Education Australia Network (BEAN) forum

The annual Biosciences Education Australia Network (BEAN) forum will be held at the Shine Dome, ANU on 10-11 December. This peak body event for biological and biomedical sciences education in Australia is an annual forum that seeks to highlight activities that can transform the way we teach the sciences in general. This year’s forum has […]

Indigenous Higher Education Conference 2018 – 23-24th November, Trinity ...

In 2016, Trinity College established this biannual conference in collaboration with The University of Melbourne as a forum for educators, researchers, policymakers, students and the community to share information and knowledge on how best to support and improve educational outcomes for Indigenous higher education students. The theme for this year’s conference is building a community of […]

Launch of the 2019 ACDS Teaching and Learning Fellowship

The ACDS has established an ACDS Teaching and Learning Fellowship program with the inaugural Fellow appointed in 2019. This exciting program will fund a teaching and learning leader in science or mathematics to design, lead and deliver a national project to advance learning and teaching in Faculties of Science.

Stakeholder Contributions Framework

Every student studying science at an Australian university should have opportunities to participate in meaningful WIL experiences. Work-integrated learning is complex with successful experiences achieved through the interplay of many factors. It requires active participation from students, teachers and industry partners and can contribute to deep, sustained relationships. Clear understanding of roles and responsibilities is […]

ACDS WIL in Science National Forum 2018 – presentations

The ACDS WIL in Science National Forum 2018 was held at the ParkRoyal Hotel at Melbourne Airport on Friday 7th December 2018. Keynote: WIL for 21C graduates Professor Jan Orrell, Professor of Assessment, College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, Flinders University Roundtable: What next for WIL in Science? 1. Outcomes from the Successful WIL […]

Enhancing students’ employability and engagement within science curricul...

Properly defined, students will engage in employability development because they are interested in developing their futures. In practical terms this can be achieved within the curriculum by helping students to find the relevance between the learning we assign them and their expectations for their future lives and work. EmployABILITY thinking enables educators to embed employability […]

Call for Papers: Special issue of IJ-ISME

Call for Papers: Special issue of International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education (IJ-ISME) on: Science meets the Arts: What is the educative (pedagogic) impact when creative disciplines collide? Guest Editors: A/Prof Rosanne Quinnell (USyd), Dr Margaret Wegener (UQ), Dr Rebecca LeBard (UNSW) and Stephanie Beames (UQ) The creativity of scientists and mathematicians […]

Biosciences Education Australia Network (BEAN) Annual Forum

Biosciences Education Australia Network (BEAN) is holding its annual forum in Canberra on Monday, 10 and Tuesday, 11 December at the Shine Dome, plus a “Next Gen Tech Now” workshop Sunday, 9 December at ANU. This year’s theme will be “The future’s so bright I need… ” The future is bright but also challenging in an ever-increasing number of […]

WIL Guide for Science: a new resource for science faculties

Employability of graduates has become a core focus for universities. Publication of the National WIL Strategy in 2015 made work-integrated learning a key strategy for Australian universities across all disciplines. At the same time, analysis of WIL in STEM courses showed science was lagging a long way behind its professionally accredited cousins in engineering, IT […]