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WIL in science: are we making progress?

WIL in Science: are we making progress? In 2015, a national research project commissioned by the Office of the Chief Scientist showed that participation of science students in work integrated learning (WIL) activities was very low in comparison to other disciplines. Since then the ACDS made WIL a priority because it saw it as a […]

Successful WIL in Science: final report published!

This OLT project sponsored by the ACDS was completed last December under Liz Johnson’s leadership, and the full report is now available. This report, together with the WIL guide in Science and the report on the Quality and Standards for Work Integrated Learning, provide a rich set of resources for all science educators who are […]

Quality and Standards for Work Integrated Learning

This newly published report was commissioned by the Australian Council of Deans of Science Teaching & Learning Centre, and written by Dr Theresa Winchester-Seeto.

Special issues now published: International Journal of Innovation in Sci...

Three special issues have been recently published in the International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education (formerly CAL-laborate International) that may be of interest. IJISME is dedicated to encouraging and supporting early career researchers as well as academics in science and mathematics who are new to education research. Vol 26, No 8 (2018) […]

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 […]

New resources for STEM teacher training

The Department of Education has promoted a range of new resources and approaches from the five ‘Enhancing the Training of Mathematics and Science Teachers projects‘. This work provides a diverse platform for future improvements to support both the preparation of school teachers of maths and science, and also professional development for teachers. The final reports […]

2017 ACDS Teaching & Learning Conference papers

Deans and Associate Deans Learning & Teaching, and other Faculty learning and teaching leaders came together at Monash University in Melbourne’s CBD on 17 and 18 July 2017.  Many thanks to all the presenters, the participants, and in particular the conference organisers: Tina Overton, Chris Thompson and Cristina Varsavsky, for an inspiring and thought provoking meeting. Opening […]

Publication of the WIL in Science: Leadership for WIL Final project repo...

The WIL in Science: Leadership for WIL Final project report 2015 – 2016 is now published, and can also be found on the Office of the Chief Scientist website. The WIL in Science: Leadership for WIL project has established a national network of science WIL leaders, created a national conversation among science faculties and schools about WIL […]

Case Studies of Successful WIL

The WIL in Science project has released its Case Studies of Successful WIL. These case studies come from the WIL Lighthouse projects from six Australian universities. The Lighthouse projects illustrate action to grow WIL at different stages of development of Faculty WIL programs. These case studies include descriptions of the projects, tips on what worked best and […]

Event: Science TLO Workshop

Prof Alan Robson, Chair of the Higher Education Standards Panel will give the opening address at the ACDS Workshop “Advancing the Science TLOs” , Feb 22 in Melbourne.  This workshop brings together Faculties of Science, the science discipline networks, our Science discipline scholars and TL leaders to discuss how the Science Threshold Learning Outcomes will […]