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Teaching Grants

SGDE Development Grant Scheme

The Small-Group Discovery Experience (SGDE) Development Grant scheme will support the further development of high-value, high-quality SGDE across the University. The University is committed to small group discovery because of its educational value. Learning through inquiry and research offers a powerful means of engaging students, fosters a sense of connectedness with the academic discipline and community, supports deep subject learning, and develops a wide range of intellectual, personal and professional capabilities.

The SGDE Development Grant scheme has been designed to support further development of effective practice, including evaluation of the approaches that are being developed and their impact on the student experience. Staff will be supported to develop approaches to SGDE implementation, enhancement and evaluation that have faculty-wide and institutional reach and impact, and that recognise the important role that students have as co-creators and partners in learning and teaching innovation.

2016 Funded Projects

  • Development of a Team Skills Development Framework to support SGDE
    (Dr Cate Jerram, Faculty of the Professions)
  • Investigating the role of mentor-student relationships in the implementation of SGDE
    (Dr Beth Loveys, Faculty of Sciences)
  • Supporting and developing staff and student engagement with SGDE via a curated repository of student work in Canvas  
    (Dr Joy McEntee, Faculty of Arts)
  • Developing teacher capacity to design engaging and effective SGDE
    (Associate Professor Cathy Snelling, Faculty of Health Sciences)

2016 Guidelines and Application Form

Information on the 2017 funding round will be made available in late 2016.

Contact Ashleigh Ward,, for any further information.

National OLT Grants Programs

There will be no further grant rounds under the National Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Grants Programs. The OLT will be replaced in 2016 by a new institute to promote excellence in learning and teaching. Details on any available funding opportunities under the new institute will be provided here as information is made available.

Grant Winners

Division of Academic and Student Engagement

The University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005

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