Monday, 1 November:
Official Opening and Keynote Address by Professor Andrea Nolan
Tuesday, 2 November:
Joint TEDI, CEIT and CIPL Session - TBC
Engaging students: lessons learned from the world of professional development - Centre for Innovation in Professional Learning
Making Learning and Thinking Visible - Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology
Wednesday, 3 November:
Issues in teaching for engagement: Creative solutions - Teaching and Educational Development Institute
Professor Adele Wolfson, Wellesley College & Dr Cheryl Bailey, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Thursday, 4 November:
Public Lecture - Professor David Boud

Monday, 1 November

Official Opening and Keynote Address --- Register here---

Monday, 1 Nov 11:30am - 12:30pm

Venue: Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), Room 116
Coffee served from 11:00am

11:30 - 11:45am: Welcome – Official Opening of UQ Teaching & Learning Week 2010
Professor Debbie Terry, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), The University of Queensland

11:45am - 12:30pm: Address by Keynote Speaker
Developing research type attributes: a sectoral journey
Professor Andrea Nolan, Senior Vice-Principal & Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Glasgow University

The Scottish Higher Education environment is built on the belief that teaching and learning conducted within an environment of research and scholarship provide students with high quality learning opportunities. In recent years, tensions between research and teaching within universities have surfaced as higher education institutions have sought to increase their research focus and achievements as drivers of reputation, status and increased funding. Internationally the research teaching nexus has been a topic responsible for a large volume of articles, books and conferences, as commentators, researchers and practitioners debate the relationship, enshrined in the von Humboldt model of Universities. Reflecting this interest, the Scottish Higher Education Enhancement Committee supported the pursuit of this subject area as a theme for further work, and agreed to focus on how research-teaching linkages could support the achievement of ‘research type’ graduate attributes, attributes that are considered vital for Scotland’s civic, cultural and economic prosperity in the future. Collectively the sector has learned and shared much on an institutional and disciplinary basis. Understandings of the relationship between research and teaching and its relevance to students varied amongst staff across disciplines, while lack of awareness amongst students not only of the links between research and teaching, but of the purpose of these linkages, was common. It is clear that universities require to be explicit in their commitment to embedding opportunities for students to engage in research type activities from the outset of their Higher Education experience, thus fostering research mindedness early. Staff must share this commitment with students so that they understand how research is integrated in to their learning and how this impacts on and supports their learning. The development of research type attributes must be structured appropriately, a challenging task in an increasingly modularised environment and universities must support staff to develop a full understanding of the processes of learning and teaching.

 

Tuesday, 2 November

Joint TEDI, CEIT and CIPL Session - TBC --- Register here---

Tuesday, 2 Nov 10:00am - 11:00am

So you want to try something new in T&L ... who do you turn to?” Who’s who in the T&L zoo!

Venue: Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), Room 115

The Directors of TEDI, the Centre for Education Innovation and Technology and the Centre for Innovation in Professional Learning will workshop common scenarios in innovation in teaching and learning. This is a participant-driven session. There will be ample time to field your specific questions so bring them along.

Engaging students: lessons learned from the world of professional development --- Register here---

Tuesday, 2 Nov 11:00am - 1:00pm

Venue: Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), Room 116
Lunch to follow session

Presented by the Centre for Innovation in Professional Learning

Arguably, engaging professional learners in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities is even more challenging than engaging award course students, who are subject to assessment. The audience for any CPD program is often large and widely distributed. Professionals have high expectations and are prepared to vote with their feet when these are not met. Successful and effective CPD programs must engage professionals both with high quality content, and with their peers in collaborative activities. The teaching paradox is this: although CPD programs are often delivered online to large, distributed audiences, they need to be experienced as a small group, peer-to-peer, learning experience to successfully engage the learners. Is this possible?
The Centre for Innovation in Professional Learning (CIPL) presents evidence and techniques on how to implement small group collaborative teaching at scale that engages the learners. This session is suitable for anyone who has an interest in Continuing Professional Development and anyone struggling to engage large classes in collaborative activities, particularly online.
 

Making Learning and Thinking Visible --- Register here---

Tuesday, 2 Nov 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Venue: Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), Room 116

Presented by the Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology

One of the most powerful opportunities for technology enabled learning is the potential it holds for making learning visible. This is one of the themes in the research and development activities of the Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (CEIT, http://ceit.uq.edu.au). We invite you to hear from several of your UQ academic staff colleagues with whom we have partnered on technology and learning innovation projects as they describe their work with us to make learning and thinking visible. You'll learn about:

- The Collections Project - providing a student centred environment for sharing the artefacts learning, and building a shared community of practice in PSYC4341. Assoc. Professor Nancy Pachana will share her experience working with her students as they wrote and reflected on their course experiences through the Collections environment in development by CEIT.

- The World History Companion - UQ's "eHistorian" Prof. Paul Turnbull wanted his first-year students to understand the critical practices employed by historians in communicating the outcomes of their research. He was particularly concerned to have his students understand that scholarly writing involving securing feedback, and revising the presentation of research findings. The culmination of this process is writing for both scholarly and public audiences. The World History Companion is workflow software that simulates the editorial processes of a scholarly journal in history, while also teaching students fundamental of referencing and citation of research. The goal is the creation of what in effect is a student authored journal with the potential to placed on open access. Prof. Turnbull will discuss the rationale for pursuing this project and the experience of working with his students and CEIT on this research-based learning venture.

- Video Capture of Practice - a research implementation of a video sharing and annotation application developed in collaboration with Dr. Craig Engstrom, Lecturer in Exercise Science; Co-ordinator, Postgraduate programs in Sports Medicine, and Dr. Peter Hay Lecturer in Pedagogy & Chief Examiner, provides an opportunity to document, analyse, and share physical skills. Developed initially for medical students, and other health professionals it is applicable to any discipline in which a core element of learning is acquiring proficiency in performance. Hear Drs. Engstrom and Hay describe the system and the experiences they've had using it with students over the past several semesters.

The set of presentations represent not only an interesting, creative set of strategies for leveraging technology to achieve different learning experiences, but also we hope give insight into the role of CEIT at UQ and the collaborative process we follow. If you have an interesting question about technology and learning that can be formulated as a hypothesis, CEIT is interested. We'll explore with you ways to gain better understanding of the problem and collect data to describe it. All the software developed by CEIT is built with open source software and distributed through the MIT Open Source license.

 

Wednesday, 3 November

Issues in teaching for engagement: Creative solutions -- Registration closed, session full

Wednesday, 3 Nov 10:00am - 12:00 noon

Venue: Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), Room 219
Session followed by lunch

Presented by the Teaching and Educational Development Institute

Meet with teaching colleagues from across the university to discuss your experiences in Teaching for student engagement. Professor Mick Healey will facilitate a ‘liquid café’ session where you will have the opportunity to discussion a range of teaching topics including first year student engagement, assessment, engaging students in lectures, and RhD supervision. Coffee, tea and assorted treats will be available throughout. Join us for this informal and interactive session hosted by TEDI. The session will end with Professor Merrilyn Goos presenting the new T/L Professional Learning Framework.

Participants will:
1. Discuss T/L challenges around student engagement at UQ - raising issues, discussing strategies and proposing solutions.
2. Meet and interact with colleagues from across the university
 

Professor Adele Wolfson, Wellesley College & Dr Cheryl Bailey, University of Nebraska-Lincoln --- Register here---

Wednesday, 3 Nov 1:30am - 3:20pm

Venue: Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), Room 116

Professor Adele Wolfson from Wellesley College. Presentation: The role of the major in liberal education

The goals of an undergraduate education include: gaining broad knowledge of human culture and the natural world, development of intellectual and practical skills, strengthening personal and social responsibilities, and opportunities for integrative learning. Many of these goals are easily understood within the context of a major or concentration, but others are left to general education or ignored altogether.
With funding from the Teagle Foundation, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) undertook a study of our recommended curriculum and compared it to the recommendations for liberal education of the American Association for Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). We found that the major is strong on intellectual and practical skills, but lacking in skills for personal and social responsibility and that integrative and critical thinking appear only at advanced levels. Our recommendations on how to make the biochemistry/molecular biology major more central to a student’s overall education are applicable to a variety of disciplines.

Dr Cheryl Bailey from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Presentation: Process-Oriented Guided-Inquiry Learning

Cheryl Bailey is a leader in the field of Process-Oriented Guided-Inquiry Learning (POGIL). She has facilitated POGIL workshops for faculty and high school teachers and has introduced POGIL in her large lecture courses, supported by an on-line scaffold.
Bailey chaired “Classroom of the Future IV” in 2009 at the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) national meeting and serves on the Education and Professional Development Committee of the ASBMB. She has presented her education research findings at education local, regional and national meetings and served on the Review Panel for the NSF Curriculum, Course and Laboratory Improvement sections.
Cheryl is UQ’s inaugural Young Teaching-Focussed Visiting Scholar. In addition to talking about her work with POGIL, she will describe how her teaching-focussed position is evaluated regarding tenure and promotion at her university.
 

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Thursday, 4 November

Public Lecture: Professor David Boud, University of Technology, Sydney --- Register here---

Thursday, 4 Nov 11:00am - 12:30pm

The new assessment agenda: equipping students for the continuing challenges of learning and assessment in higher education

Venue: Building 24, Room S304
Session followed by lunch outside Room 116 in Building 14

David Boud is Professor of Adult Education in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney. He has been involved in research and teaching development in adult, higher and professional education for many years and has contributed extensively to the literature on teaching innovation, learning from experience and student assessment.

He is a 2007 Australian Learning and Teaching Council Senior Fellow and took as his theme: 'Student assessment for learning in and after courses’. See www.assessmentfutures.com