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2012 Events

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2011 Events

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2010 Events

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Other 2010 Events

UOW Strategic Projects

First Year Experience (FYE) Project

Forum 5 - First Year Experience (FYE) Project
Professor Beverley Oliver, ALTC Fellow and Director of Teaching and Learning, Curtin University

"Mapping the Curriculum for Evidence of Learning" 

1 November 2010 

Beverley Oliver FYE Public Forum1Nov10 iconThere is a growing emphasis, internationally, on the assurance of learning in higher education: governments, professional bodies, employers and the community are increasingly saying “show me the learning”.
The Australian federal government’s ‘standards agenda’ is likely to make this more explicit, calling on teaching and learning course and program leaders to assure and enhance graduate achievement of learning outcomes.
This presentation draws on a 360-degree evidence-based approach, highlighting the opportunities and challenges associated with mapping the curriculum to see where, when and how in a degree curriculum we assess the ‘capabilities that count’ for graduate success.

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Forum 4 - First Year Experience (FYE) Project
Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, Pro Vice Chancellor of Teaching and Learning, Monash University
"Which First Year and Whose Transition?"

26 October 2010

FYE Hughes Warrington Forum 26Oct2010 iconThis keynote explores the role that teaching models have in supporting aspiration, access and achievement.
Drawing on research undertaken in the ALTC project 'Historical Thinking in Historical Education', this paper will tease out how student and staff perceptions of the models of teaching and classroom activities needed for academic success in history have wider pertinence for staff interested in the first year experience.
In particular, it will note how staff privileging of PhD supervision as a model for teaching might be harnessed to develop more effective teaching models for large first-year classes, and in turn, how those experiences might be used to support aspiration, attainment and achievement in higher-degree research programs.
In support of these arguments, examples of practice from the 12 participating institutions in the project will be given.
Sponsored by the Faculty of Arts, CEDIR & FYE Working Party

"Which First Year and Whose Transition?" (ppt)

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Forum 3 - First Year Experience (FYE) Project
Professor Annette Cashmore and Dr Chris Cane, Department of Genetics, University of Leicester
"Using Technology to Study and Support Student Transition into Higher Education"

5 July 2010

FYE3 Forum Cashmore and Cane July 2010Professor Annette Cashmore's presentation describes a longitudinal project, in its third year, involving free-form video diaries by undergraduate students.

This presentation is made possible through the UOW First Year Experience (FYE) 2010 Strategic Project.

eduStream recordings and Powerpoint slides from presentations of the First Year Experience Forums can also be found at the following link:

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Forum 2 - First Year Experience (FYE) Project
Professor Keithia Wilson 
"Success in First Year: Facilitating the successful orientation, engagement and retention of commencing students" 

6 May 2010

Sucess in First Year Forum poster iconProfessor Keithia Wilson, Senior Fellow for the First Year Experience & Program Director of the First Year Experience, Griffith Health School of Psychology, Griffith University presented  "Success in First Year: Facilitating the successful orientation, engagement and retention of commencing students".

This presentation was made possible through the UOW First Year Experience (FYE) 2010 Strategic Project.

eduStream recordings and Powerpoint slides from presentations of the First Year Experience Forums can also be found at the following link:

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Forum 1- First Year Experience (FYE) Project
Professor Sally Kift 
“Articulating a Transition Pedagogy: The First Year Experience and Curriculum Design” 

25 February 2010

FYE1 Articulating a transition pedagogy_Kift_iconProfessor Sally Kift from Queensland University of Technology  visited UOW under the auspices of the First Year Experience Working Party  and presented the lecture “Articulating a Transition Pedagogy: The First Year Experience and Curriculum Design”.

Professor Kift has published widely in legal education and in criminal law and has received many national and international invitations to speak on issues relating to transition and the first year experience, curriculum design to embed and assess graduate attributes and the current state of legal education.

eduStream recordings and Powerpoint slides from presentations of the First Year Experience Forums can also be found at the following link:

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English Language Proficiency (ELP) for International Students
Pamela Humphreys, IELTS Manager, Griffith University Test Centre & joint Coordinator, English Enhancement Course.

"The Griffith Language Enhancement Strategy: implementing the DEEWR Good Practice Principles for International Students in Australian Universities"

28 October 2010

ELP Pamela Humphreys lecture 28oct2010 iconIn 2008 DEEWR published the Good Practice Principles for International Students in Australian Universities. This presentation will offer a synopsis of the approach taken by Griffith University to meet these principles through the implementation of the Griffith English Language
Enhancement Strategy (GELES).
The five strands of this multi-dimensional strategy, including an English language Enhancement Course as a key component, support students throughout the student life-cycle.
This talk will be of interest to those involved in developing or delivering similar support initiatives and to staff who teach international students.

 

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English Language Proficiency (ELP) Project
Geoffrey Crewes, Manager IELTS Australia and Louise Dunn, IELTS Stakeholder Relations Manager
"English Language Proficiency & the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)" 

24 May 2010

FYE3 English Language Proficiency 2010 iconThis presentation was made possible through the UOW ELP 2010 Strategic Project.

In 2010, a UOW-wide Working Party was established to implement methods, policies and practices to assist in the ongoing improvement of English language proficiency of all students throughout the course of their degrees.

The Working Party will look at initiatives to better support students in the further development of their English language needs thereby enhancing students’ opportunities for success both within the University context and beyond.

Close to 6000 organisations and more than 1.4 million test takers around the world trust and recognise IELTS as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.

Guest speakers, Geoffrey Crewes and Louise Dunn will be explaining the IELTS test format and band scores as well as providing examples of student performance in an IELTS test. This forum will be of interest and relevance to all staff working in areas that support our International students.

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English Language Proficiency Working Party with guests Geoffrey Crewes and Louise Dunn from the International English Language Testing System(IELTS)

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Other 2010 Events

 

Professor Annette Cashmore and Dr Chris Cane, Department of Genetics, University of Leicester 
"Second World Immersive Future Teaching" - SWIFT

5 July 2010

The use of 3D virtual environments is growing and there is a need to evaluate and research their effectiveness as teaching and learning tools...more information

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2009 Events

  • New Contexts in Learning and Teaching Symposium 2009
  • Focus on Teaching Symposium, 30 September to 2 October 2009
  • The Learning – Teaching – Research Nexus at UOW 2008 and 2009 Events

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New Contexts in Learning and Teaching Symposium

3 December 2009

FOT- New Contexts for Teaching and Learning - poster iconThe New Contexts in Learning and Teaching Symposium was organized by Brian Yecies, Ruth Walker, and Katie Freund as part of the ESDF project “Linking Internationalisation to the new Graduate Qualities in the Faculty of Arts: A Case Study of SSMAC”. Members from many different faculties came together and discussed the joint issues of internationalisation and the role of graduate qualities.

Two discussion sessions, from a range of disciplinary and UOW perspectives, were held.

Session 1 - "Student Engagement and eLearning"  
Lead by Sue Bennett (Education), Kate Bowles (Arts), 
Ann Hodgkinson (Commerce) and Rebecca Walker (Arts).

Session 2 - "Linking Internationalisation and the New Graduate Qualities" 
Lead by Brian Yecies (Arts), Ruth Walker (Learning Development) 
and Katie Freund (Arts) and a range of invited Faculty speakers.


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Focus on Teaching Symposium

30 September to 2 October 2009

FOT Events - PEI IconThe three day symposium showcased excellence and innovation in Learning and Teaching.48 UOW staff contributed directly to the program that also drew colleagues from 4 other institutions.

Presenters and participants shared practice, recognised achievements,  developed ideas for grant partnerships and fostered interest-based networks.

The Symposium was funded through the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), Promoting Excellence Initiative (PEI).

 

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The Learning-Teaching- Research Nexus at UOW

2008 and 2009 Events

Universities are places where people are dedicated to learning, teaching and research. However, in modern universities, the demands of these three areas may seem separate, if not competing.

UOW is committed to strengthening the Leading-Teaching-Research Nexus through academic programs and activities that foster knowledge of current research, theory and practice of research, critical thinking and enquiry, engagement in a scholarly community and reflective practice.

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2008 Events

  • The Learning – Teaching – Research Nexus at UOW 2008 and 2009 Events
  • Spotlight on Learning and Teaching, 2007 and 2008
  • Emerging Technologies Conference 2008

 

The Learning-Teaching- Research Nexus at UOW

2008 and 2009 Events

Universities are places where people are dedicated to learning, teaching and research. However, in modern universities, the demands of these three areas may seem separate, if not competing.

UOW is committed to strengthening the Leading-Teaching-Research Nexus through academic programs and activities that foster knowledge of current research, theory and practice of research, critical thinking and enquiry, engagement in a scholarly community and reflective practice.

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Spotlight on Learning and Teaching

2007 and 2008

FOT Events - spotlight IconThe University of Wollongong Spotlight on Learning and Teaching program was an initiative of the Centre for Educational Development and Interactive Resources (CEDIR). The program was designed to celebrate and acknowledge learning and teaching successes and innovations at UOW with the goal of sharing good practice.

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Emerging Technologies Conference 

2008

FOT Events - Emerging Tech IconThe aim of the conference was to celebrate the scholarship of teaching and learning.

It offered information and inspiration for using technology as a powerful tool for learning, and demonstrated the many forms of innovative technology that are available for teachers to build community. Also offered were opportunities to teachers/scholars to share the results of their research.

The conference featured three keynote speakers, Mr Tom March, Professor Ron Oliver and Professor Farzad Safaei; refereed and non-refereed papers, symposiums, panels and workshops.

The conference also incorporated the UOW Spotlight on Learning and Teaching poster session celebrating the innovative pedagogy of academics at the University of Wollongong.

 

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2007 Events

  • Serving up the Future: A Smorgasbord of Educational Technologies
    Mini-Conference 2007
  • Spotlight on Learning and Teaching, 2008 and 2007

 

Serving up the Future: A Smorgasbord of Educational Technologies
Mini-Conference 2007

FOT Events - serving future IconThe aims of this conference were to present an overview of the many different ways educational technologies were being used within the University of Wollongong to enhance eTeaching and eLearning and to stimulate further innovative uses of these technologies.

 

 

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Spotlight on Learning and Teaching

2007 and 2008

FOT Events - spotlight IconThe University of Wollongong Spotlight on Learning and Teaching program was an initiative of the Centre for Educational Development and Interactive Resources (CEDIR). The program was designed to celebrate and acknowledge learning and teaching successes and innovations at UOW with the goal of sharing good practice.

 

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Last reviewed: 12 November, 2013
2014 OCTAL Awards

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The Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (OCTAL) Awards, recognise and reward staff who have made a major contribution to teaching and learning excellence within UOW.

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