Insights

For 150 years our world-class academics and their ideas have helped drive progress. Today, their transformational insights guide us through the global disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Introducing the Thought Leadership Series

We are delighted to introduce you to our Thought Leadership series that reflects dynamic, contemporary and highly relevant, innovative ideas, guidance and factors of influence to assist you to navigate and prepare for post COVID-19.

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Simulation in Learning and Teaching

Simulation in clinical teaching and learning has been rapidly developing as a method to provide safe and effective learning environments for students to learn vital skills in a low risk setting. Students can practice and hone their theoretical skills in a controlled environment, experiencing the intense interactions and encounters associated in the clinical setting, effectively testing their personal response and ability to regulate to the environment – without compromising patient safety.

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Using 360° Video To Enable Affective Learning in Nursing Education

The following text is drawn directly from ‘Using 360° Video to Enable Affective Learning in Nursing Education’ published in the Journal of Nursing Education (Vol. 59, No. 7, 2020) with permission from the author.

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Poverty Simulation

Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families. But unless you've experienced poverty, it's difficult to truly understand. The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) bridges that gap from misconception to understanding.

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Simulation Trifecta in Veterinary Education

Clinical veterinary education has traditionally used an apprenticeship model of training in which senior students learn case management and clinical decision-making skills through observation and discussion in the teaching hospital. However, this model is potentially inadequate as it provides little opportunity for skill acquisition due to limited intentional skill practice. 

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Spotlight: AI and Machine Learning

AI and machine learning are terms becoming increasing familiar across a range of industries and applications, as the world continues to evolve - with technological advancement at the core.

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Artificial Intelligence in the Healthcare Setting

South Australia’s health research sector is among the best in the world, with its renowned infrastructure and applications of new and advanced technologies having a global impact. South Australia has world-leading Artificial Intelligence research capability and a range of other world-class researchers in multiple areas in biomedical research.

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Preventing Rage Against the Machine

The COVID-19 crisis has severely disrupted the way companies organise and perform work, intensifying the rate at which organisations are adopting new technologies to increase productivity and manage remote workers. Many companies are exploring the potential benefits of artificial intelligence capabilities for transforming the way their employees work. 

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Medical Machine Learning

The main goal of computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) systems in medical image analysis is the prediction of clinically relevant outcomes (e.g. diagnosis, prognosis, pathology) directly from medical images.

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Planning for the Future

As we continue to confront, challenge and overcome the shock waves, disruption and uncertainty resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to drive measures that will help with the roadmap to recovery and build more resilient communities into the future. 

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The Impact Social Media is Having on You: Online & Offline

Eleanor’s discussion paper features a snapshot of the research findings from her Honours thesis that assessed the impact of social media use and personality. Given the surge in reliance on social media platforms to assist with social distancing measures, Eleanor’s research aims to spark reflection on our current understandings of the association between personality factors and their impact on problematic social media use.

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Knowledge and Tools for Online Learning

The following contribution to the Thought Leadership Series is brought to us by Dr Walter Barbieri.

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Burning Glass Technologies

In a period of rapid technological change the mix of skills required to be agile in an ever-evolving employment market are similarly undergoing commensurate change.

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Embracing Change

One of the most important and potentially positive impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been our individual and collective capacity to re-examine or focus on our health and wellbeing.

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The role of professional development to support wellbeing amongst Veterinarians

Large volumes of research surrounding issues facing veterinarians are available with most reflecting high suicidality, stress and burnout in the profession. An increasing body of work is the emergence of measures and positive effects pertaining to performance and wellbeing. 

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COVID-19 and its impact on schooling, teaching and student wellbeing

The Stretton Institute webinar on COVID-19 and its impact on schooling, teaching and student wellbeing brought together a panel of experts to discuss the unprecedented disruptions caused by the pandemic to schools and schooling in Australia and globally. It addressed a wide range of issues including the impact of COVID-19 on educational outcomes and student wellbeing, teachers’ professional practice, teacher wellbeing and the teaching profession more broadly. This webinar also addressed the impact on families, school culture and policy. 

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Leading Teams in Times of Transition

Teams look to their leaders for direction and support and here’s how you can make sure you are ready.

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The Roadmap to Recovery

As we approach the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, or as commonly referred to by the Australian Government, ‘the roadmap to recovery’, it is an opportune time to consider our society and the economy, of and for, the future. Whether via conversations with our peers, communication with our families, information from the media, or in our research and education, we have all fundamentally re-evaluated our values and lives in the context of our recent isolation.

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Are proven leadership practices still effective in a crisis?

To say that the global population is currently going through a time of significant uncertainty is to hugely understate the current state of play. One interesting point to consider in the face of this is whether the
practices of leaders of yesteryear are as effective in influencing behaviour today as in crises past or whether an entirely new set of leadership practices is required.

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Can we prevent COVID-19 from becoming a global food security issue?

The Stretton Institute brings together researchers and experts from across the University of Adelaide to address key policy issues of relevance to government. With a focus on social justice, the Stretton Institute drives multidisciplinary ideas and national and international innovation to inform ‘better policies, better lives’, - the Institute’s official motto.

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