Posts by Emma Yench

New report: Staffing University Science in the 21st Century

Just released is a new report presenting an analysis of university staffing, looking particularly at academic staffing in the Natural & Physical Sciences since 2002. The Australian Council of Deans of Science present this study as another contribution to the promotion of fundamental analysis of issues and trends relevant to higher education science in Australia. Find the report here.

2014 ACDS TL Conference

The annual ACDS Teaching and Learning Conference is fast approaching.  This year we are moving to Melbourne and will meet at the Deakin City Campus on Monday 30th June and Tuesday 1st July. Prof Gregor Kennedy leads off a series of presentations on the effective use of learning analytics.  Prof Belinda Probert and Prof John […]

The IOL Forum: Fostering Genuine Inquiry-Oriented Learning in our Classr...

This forum seeks to promote the types of active-learning strategies that fall under the umbrella of what is often called Inquiry-Oriented Learning, IOL. Keynote Speakers Prof. Les Kirkup (University of Technology, Sydney) will open the forum drawing on his ALTC National Teaching Fellowship, which has inspired change in science classrooms over the past few years. […]

National Science Digital Media Competition

Do you encourage your students to create digital media to explain science? DigiXFest (Digital Explanations Festival) is a national competition inviting undergraduate students in science discipline or teacher education courses to submit digital media they create to explain science concepts or experiences. Media (up to 5 minutes) created by students in 2013 or 2014 can […]

Teaching Practices in Undergraduate Mathematics – Workshop

The First Year in Maths project (FYiMaths) is holding a professional development workshop on ‘Teaching Practices in Undergraduate Mathematics’ on 23rd and 24th June, at the University of Melbourne, Parkville. The workshop will provide information on teaching initiatives, practical guides to implementation, opportunities for networking and stimulating discussions. Over the last year the project team […]