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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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Keynote Speakers – WIL in Science National Forum 2017

Keynote Speakers – WIL in Science National Forum 2017

  Biography: Lindie Clark Lindie Clark is the Academic and Programs Director of Macquarie University’s unique Professional and Community Engagement program (PACE). PACE provides work integrated learning experiences and employability development to all undergraduate students as an integral part of their study program. Prior to taking up this role she was the Director of the […]

MOOC on Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching

A MOOC on Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching, has been developed by Associate Professor Kym Fraser as part of an OLT National Teaching Fellowship. It’s comprised of a series of 13 modules which have been developed by a group of academics from universities across Australia, and will be offered at the beginning of 2018. The […]

National Collaborative Writing Group Initiative 2018

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 […]

CLIPS: Communication Learning in Practice for Scientists

The University of Queensland has recently released a new resource site (CLIPS) for science students to support development of communication skills. Effective communication is one of the threshold learning outcomes for Australian science degrees. The CLIPS site provides science educators with prepared modules and support for students and is an open access resource. The CLIPS […]

New ideas in T&L: August

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University Science Academics and Students Agree on One Thing: We’re falling short on skill development Australia needs innovative science graduates who are able to respond to complex global challenges. The higher education landscape – including science – is shifting toward the need to develop diverse and transferrable skillsets to prepare graduates for the ‘real world’. […]