30th May 2017Earlier this month ALT Fellow Dr. Anne Gardner presented on learning frameworks to engineering students at UWA. Students had answered questions online prior to the symposium to create their individual learning profile and worked in groups, using resources created as part of the Fellowship, to help them interpret their own profile and decide on strategies to develop their learning capacity. Presentations and handouts from all Anne’s workshops are available on the aaee-scholar wiki.For more information on Anne’s fellowship please visit http://aaee-scholar.pbworks.com/
29th May 2017
- Resources for Practice: New case studies, advice for getting started, 4 ‘how-to’ guides
- Research from Practice: Australian Stories of Partnership special issue published + Issue 1 of International Journal for Students as Partners available
- Events: 2017 National Roundtable Date announced! + many more events
- Featured Work: Spotlight on selected research, case studies, & blog posts
- Reflections: Linking ‘student voice’ & ‘students as partners’; student reflections on partnership
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15th April 2017
The International Collaborative Writing Groups (ICWG) initiative created a space for ongoing collaboration amongst scholars of teaching and learning—including both students and staff. The second ICWG, linked to the 2015 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference in Melbourne, Australia, involved 59 scholars from 11 countries and resulted in 6 co-authored manuscripts published in the latest issue of Teaching & Learning Inquiry. ALTC Fellow Kelly Matthews co-led this exciting initiative with Mick Healey, who described the 18-month long ICWG process as quite the roller coaster ride! The 6 articles cover topics of relevance to us all (and all with Australia scholars as co-authors): harnessing technology in eAssessment; credibility of teaching-focussed academics; deeper pedagogcial thinking for ‘flipped classrooms’; meta-cognition for transfer of learning; inclusive practices that transcend institutional cultures; and student voice in work-integrated learning. Read more here.
29th March 2017
Starting a new conversation- towards a national framework for student partnership in university decision making – Professor Sally Varnham, National Senior Teaching Fellow
Sally’s Fellowship is entitled Creating a National Framework for Student Partnership in University Decision-making and Governance. During 2017 the Fellowship is undertaking a sector-wide collaboration to develop an agreed set of principles, a framework for student engagement and ultimately toolkits to assist universities in the implementation of these principles. Sally will be coming soon to ‘a place near you’ so please take note of the workshop details listed below.
25th February 2017
In February, Trevor Cullen and Dawn Bennett attended the 1st world summit of the International Federation for national Teaching Fellows in Birmingham, England. Both fellows presented on their work. The IFNTF is going from strength to strength, with members from the UK and Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and emerging links with countries such as India. Attendees debated the definition of teaching excellence, including its ‘measurement’ in the new UK Teaching Excellence Framework. Excellence was also considered in three strands: high-impact pedagogies, excellence within the disciplines, and learning gain.
14th December 2016
At the recent TEQSA conference, ALT Fellows Angela Carbone, Nicolette Lee and Marina Harvey ran a brief set of presentations during the HECQ forum part of the conference. The session, held at the Park Royal Melbourne, was hosted by Julie Hare on the topic of The future of quality in HE and how do we prepare for it. The panel talked about quality challenges in the higher education setting; the importance of staff development and critical issues in sessional staffing. Attendees were from across the country and included Vice Chancellors, L&T senior leaders, quality assurance and academic staff.
14th December 2016
The Australian Awards for University Teaching for 2016 were held last fortnight and many of our Fellows were there to celebrate, both as winners and colleagues. Mark Brimble, Dawn Bennett and Trevor Cullen all received 2016 Awards for Teaching Excellence. Congratulations!
19th October 2016
Associate Professor Angela Carbone recently gave a keynote at the Evidence-based Teaching conference 2016 in Melbourne. The keynote, title “Teaching in higher education – there isn’t enough evidence to tell us what works and why” has been published in The Conversation. You can access the article here
Angela has been an ALT fellow since 2010 and completed her more recent fellowship in 2014 titled Developing Excellence in Learning and Teaching through Peer Assisted teaching Scheme.
24th September 2016
Congratulations to the following new fellows for 2016:
Dawn Bennett and John Willison are among the returnees and we welcome 10 new ALTF fellows.
25th July 2016
The Journal of Student Success has published an article by ALTF’s president Sally Kift titled The decline and demise of the Commonwealth’s strategic investment in quality learning and teaching. Click here to read the full article.