An exciting SoTL opportunity awaits you in 2018!
What is it & why should I participate? The national collaborative writing group initiative is an exciting networking opportunity for Science/Biomedical Science SoTL practitioners to come together to share their passion for science education.
The idea to establish a group at the national level was borne from the successes of the eight international ISSOTL (2015) writing groups who have recently published their findings. It is hoped that through this national process, resulting peer-reviewed publications – framed in the context of STEM in Higher Education in Australia – will be contributed to the literature in this field.
Topics for examination may include (but are not limited to): ‘The impact of targeted self-regulated learning strategies in practical teaching’, ‘The gender balance in Higher Education teaching-focussed positions’, ‘Academic Integrity and Ethics’, ‘Inquiry-based learning’, ‘Using technology to promote student engagement’, ‘Teaching graduate attributes’. It is anticipated that each group will have a ‘champion’ to take the lead, so please feel free to raise your hand for this role if you’re keen and passionate about a topic.
How do I get involved? Simply email Amber Willems-Jones by Jan 31st, 2018 with your name, position/institution, discipline and topics of interest (up to 3 topics, each 10 words or less).
When will it take place? Groups will be established by March/April 2018 for a 12-month collaborative writing process. Members will be allocated to groups based on their topic of interest and additional communication will be provided in February.
From: Amber Willems-Jones, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Melbourne.