AEA events and resources
The AEA aims to support, encourage and inspire educators at the University of Adelaide.
Regular events hosted by the Academy, but open to all staff, are held throughout the year. Recordings, slides and resources from these activities are listed below. Should you have any suggestions for speakers and topics please feel free to email the Teaching Excellence team.
Authentic Assessment: Promoting academic integrity and employability
On Thursday 24 November the AEA hosted an event for all teaching and professional staff. Featuring Associate Professor Popi Sotiriadou from Griffith University, the event focused on the theme: The role of authentic assessment to preserve academic integrity and promote skill development and employability.
In this interactive session Popi shared her experience in designing and delivering scaffolded authentic assessment, including Interactive Orals in a number of courses over the past 5 years.
This successful work on interactive oral assessments was recognised in 2021 by the Universities Australia: Australian Awards for University Teaching with a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.
Beyond student and peer review: other measures of performance in learning and teaching
On Thursday 16 June, the AEA hosted an event for all teaching staff. Evaluating teaching practice and its impact is challenging but vital for development and career progression. Student and peer reviews are often used, but do not provide the full picture needed to both enhance teaching practice or gain recognition for teaching excellence.
In this session, Emeritus Professor Denise Chalmers AM , explored the wide range of evidence types that could be used to measure performance and quality in learning and teaching.
Access 'Evaluation of Teaching' - HERDSA resource referred to by the speaker
AEA specialist presentation - Scholarship and the role of the Education Specialist
Held in May 2021, this member hosted event is available for all staff to view
The AEA is proud to present a series of vodcast's featuring Education Specialists from across the University.
This series aims to inform, engage and create a talking point for both members of the Academy and the entire teaching body. They welcome your suggestions for topics or speakers which can be communicated via email.
Flipped Classroom Vodcast - Dr Beth Loveys & A/Prof Peter Strelan
Flipped Classroom and its role in online education
In this edition of the AEA Member Vodcast, Executive Committee members Dr Beth Loveys and Associate Professor Peter Strelan discuss the Flipped Classroom and how using this teaching approach has enhanced the learning experience for their students.
The 'flipped classroom' is the term commonly defined as a pedagogical model in which traditional lecture and ‘homework’ elements are reversed (Hamden et al, 2013; Lage et al, 2000).
Students engage with interactive content focusing on key concepts prior to class, allowing face-to-face time for collaborative activities that clarify concepts and contextualise knowledge through application, analysis, planning and problem solving (Anderson et al., 2001; Karanicolas & Snelling, 2010; Snelling et al, 2009).
The overarching aim of flipped learning is to engage students through responsive learning environments, designed to prepare and motivate them to confidently undertake assessment tasks through interactivity and feedback loops strategically embedded at all stages of this pedagogical approach.
Scholarship of Learning and Teaching - A/Prof Frank Donnelly and Dr John Willison
Scholarship of Learning and Teaching
In the AEA's first vodcast Frank Donnelly speaks with John Willison about the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching.
The vodcast has been divided into two parts, each with a slightly different focus.
View the Vodcast
John Willison & the RSD - Part 1
ERA and SOTL for EdSpecialists - Part 2
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