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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 […]

Leading WIL: a new resource for science faculties

  There’s so many challenges. There’s the resourcing side of things. There’s obviously the scalability issue – how do you make sure WIL reaches all students? There’s a debate around whether universities should be the training grounds for companies, so there’s always some pushback from academics and researchers about whether we should be teaching students […]

Special issue of the Journal of Learning and Teaching for Graduate Emplo...

Special issue of the Journal of Learning and Teaching for Graduate Employability

You are invited to submit a paper for the TEN-STARS special issue of the Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability, edited by Professor Shelley Kinash and Dr Trina Jorre de St Jorre. We are looking for empirical articles (maximum 8000 words) that examine practical solutions, approaches or initiatives that advance the employability, career […]

New national L&T repository

Universities Australia has released its new online repository for resources from the OLT and predecessor organizations. The Learning and Teaching Repository curates the collection of higher education learning and teaching materials flowing from projects funded by the Australian Government from 1994 -2018 and provides an ongoing home for these important resources. The repository has two featured […]

ACSME 2018

This year the Conference was held on Wednesday 26 September and Thursday 27 September 2018 at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. The Discipline day was held on Friday 28 September 2018, at Serafino Winery – McLaren Vale.

WIL in Science

WIL in Science

The Successful WIL in Science project is moving towards completion at the end of August. The team have been very busy this year working with the regional nodes located in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Sydney; collecting more data from science students on their perspectives on WIL and preparing new materials for the WIL in Science […]

The ACDS Learning and Teaching Leaders Conference

The ACDS Learning and Teaching Leaders Conference

The ACDS Learning and Teaching Leaders Conference was held on the 19 and 20 July at the University of Adelaide with 47 participants from 29 universities. Prof Martin Westwell gave at excellent opening keynote on Science education for innovative societies: Complex, unfamiliar and non-routine, followed by sessions on student attrition (or better named student persistence) […]

Discipline-based Educational Research

Discipline-based Educational Research

Professor Carl Wieman (Stanford) is a physicist, Nobel laureate and educational researcher – a powerful combination for learning and teaching in science and mathematics. Professor Wieman recently presented at the on Improving how universities teach – a scientific approach at the inaugural Times Higher Education (THE) Teaching Excellence Summit in Glasgow. Prof Wieman makes a […]