This month we spoke to Dr Wendy Hamood, lecturer with the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, about preparing students for the realities of the "world of work" and professional life. Also, how she incorporates authentic assessment into the curriculum, and facilitates team-based learning activities.
This month the Library welcomes two new information skills courses to their Library Essentials suite.
Linda Westphalen, an Education Specialist and teacher with the School of Education spoke to us about the inventive method she used to teach pedagogy to offshore students.
The University of Adelaide strives to provide 1:1 personalised mentoring support to our offshore, commencing, international students by current international students throughout their first semester at University.
The Writing Centre launched a new, discipline-specific writing workshop series in semester one this year called ‘Get it Write’.
Four sessions have been held so far, with two sessions on creative writing, one on history writing and one on science writing. During the session authors were asked to share one of their published pieces with the audience. The host then interviewed the author based on their work, followed by an audience guided Q&A. These sessions are also unique in that they are created by students, for students, with help from the staff at the University of Adelaide Writing Centre
Is there a particular employability skill that you would like to incorporate into a course you are teaching? Do you have students who could benefit from some additional learning around a particular digital skill?