Connections in Learning and Teaching Seminar Series
Connections is a series of seminars facilitated by the Learning and Teaching Unit to explore different aspects of learning and teaching. The seminars are open to all staff and provide a forum to share ideas and get feedback on practice and research.
All the sessions include Q&A and discussion time, so please come along prepared to share your experiences.
- May 30, Thursday — Global Citizenship at UNSW: What can we learn from the experience of the Australian Business School?
- June 5, Wednesday — Motivation-Driven Learning and Teaching Model
Past seminars 2013
- May 22, Wednesday — Contemplative Pedagogies: Evoking Presence in Higher Education Classrooms
- May 14, Tuesday — The Impact of Community of Practice on Research Communication Skills
- April 30, Tuesday — Connecting with off-campus postgraduate students
- April 24, Wednesday — Investigating the role of phased e-assessments and student engagement throughout the semester
- April 16, Tuesday — A Case Study of Health and Safety in Undergraduate Laboratory Classes: A Graduate Attribute *Please note this seminar has been cancelled
- April 10, Wednesday — Career development learning: a case study in improving graduate employability skills
- Mar 6 — Using Eportfolios to Focus the Learner on their Professional Practice
Past seminars 2012
- Nov 12 — 'Threshold Concepts': where students get stuck
- Nov 7 — YouTube videos as a learning resource in mathematics
- Oct 24 — Marking fairly and efficiently using the iUNSW Rubrik marking app
- Oct 16 — Adaptive eLearning: applications and learning impact in Medicine
- Oct 10 — Tips and tricks for large group presentations
- Sept 25 — Improving student teamwork: practical processes and forms
- Sept 18 — Critical vs. creative thinking: value adding to the learning experience
- Aug 28 — A program wide approach to building professional skills and career readiness in the sciences
- Aug 21 — Patchwork text: Getting students to use our feedback
- Aug 15 — Practicing what I preach — using design thinking methods to design, develop and deliver engaging courses
- Aug 7 — The implementation of rubrics as standards based assessment tools
- Aug 1 — Introducing global awareness in Year 1 Science courses
- June 5 — W3 to W8: W3, Websites, Wikis, Who, What, Where, Why and Wait
- May 31 — Australian Indigenous Studies @ Nura Gili
- May 22 — What's wrong with feedback?
- May 16 — The Situation Engine: Developing IT to support work integrated learning
- May 8 — Scenario-based Learning: An innovative approach to bring it all together
- May 2 — Using blogs in the classroom: Student learning experiences
- April 24 — Making content meaningful: Teaching strategies to promote students' personal connection to content
- April 18 — Standards-based Assessment: The way forward
- April 3 — Low-tech high-impact teaching strategies for large classes
- Mar 29 — Stories of change: With twelve guiding principles of learning along the way
- Mar 20 — Assessment rubric as teaching tool: Learning how to 'Tick all the boxes'
- Mar 14 — Teaching applied ethics – is it just common sense?
- Mar 6 — Online pre-lab quizzes: A comparison of online platforms and discussion of learning effectiveness
- Feb 29 — Where assessment practice and social justice meet: Class participation strategies in the Faculty of Law
Past seminars 2011
- The details of seminars from 2011 are available on our Events page.