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Trusted after-hours academic support for students
At this stage of the semester, whether - and how - students ask for help can often be determined by explicit direction from trusted authorities, e.g., lecturers, coordinators, library staff, and international student support staff.
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Optimising diversity through inclusive teaching practices
Diversity in the student and staff population is a strength of the University community. The myriad backgrounds and experiences of our students make for engaging learning environments.
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This is how I teach
This month we spoke to Associate Professor Benjamin (Ben) McCann, lecturer with the School of Humanities. Recognised for his outstanding teaching through Faculty, institutional and national teaching award schemes, including a 2021 Commendation for the Enhancement and Innovation of Teaching in the category of Promoting student wellbeing, Ben is a passionate and engaging teacher. Here he shares his thoughts on the use of technology increasing student engagement and the importance of encouraging multiple skill sets in future graduates.
Learning and Teaching News - Associate Professor Graham Hardy
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my first two months as Director, Education Quality within the Division of Academic and Student Engagement (DASE). I’ve been particularly impressed by colleagues determination to do things well, in addition to their very positive solutions’ focused intent, and genuine care for the student experience.
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Invitation to join the Student Leadership Programs CoP
The Student Leadership Programs Community of Practice is a collection of people who coordinate student-led/peer-to-peer programs and projects, or who are interested in helping develop and support student leadership experiences.
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Inviting the Maths Learning Centre into classes
One way to help students engage with your course is to invite the Maths Learning Centre (MLC) into your classes. In Semester 1 2022, Dr Benjamin Madden did just that for the Arts course Approaches to Culture. Benjamin and MLC Coordinator Dr David Butler describe their experiences below.
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Increasing marking efficiency using artificial intelligence (AI)
The use of Gradescope’s AI functionality can support and accelerate marking and grading in particular assessment contexts.
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Expanding the learning environment through blended learning
Blended learning can optimise the affordances on the on-campus and online learning environments.
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This is how I teach
This month we spoke to Dr Emma Muhlack, Associate Lecturer at the School of Public Health. In addition to lecturing, teaching and marking a number of courses across generalist public health, sociology of health, health systems, health ethics and research methods, Emma is the Course Co-Coordinator for Create. Communicate. Connect within Health and Medical Sciences, which teaches academic literacy skills for Health Sciences students. Emma is also an Affiliate Member of the Adelaide Education Academy (AEA).
She spoke to us about her student-centred approach to teaching and how it directs her teaching practice, which is based in skill development and student wellbeing.
It’s not too late to embed referencing support into your course
The Library recently conducted an Instagram poll, asking students a range of referencing questions. Interestingly only 55% of respondents knew that referencing support is provided by the University Library.
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