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News from the ACDS Teaching and Learning Centre

• ACDS Teaching and Learning Conference

• WIL in Science

• ACSME 2018

• Dates for your diary

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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) from Prof Phillipa Levy, on …

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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 Guide. Check out the new …

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ACSME 2018

ACSME 2018

The program for ACSME 2018 is nearly finalized with 88 successful submissions from science university educators. Early-bird registrations close soon on 3 August. This year the conference theme is ‘Future Learning, Future Teaching’ with focus on the the changing role of teachers, preparing graduates for an uncertain future and emerging models of curriculum design, delivery and assessment. This is the …

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Dates for your diary

ACSME: September 26-28, 2018, Adelaide

ACEN: October 3-5, 2018, Brisbane

WIL in Science Forum: Friday 7th December, Melbourne Airport