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ACDS inaugural Fellowship awarded!

Congratulations to Tina Acuna and Jo-Anne Kelder for being awarded the inaugural ACDS Fellowship! Their project aims to develop the CER-STEM 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]