Monday, 31 October

  • Welcome – Official opening of UQ Teaching & Learning Week 2011 and Keynote Address

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    Date: Monday, 31 October
    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am - followed by morning tea
    Venue: AIBN Seminar Room (Building 75)

    Professor Deborah Terry, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), UQ
    Professor Robert J. Beichner, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor, North Carolina State University

    Professor Robert J. Beichner’s research focuses on increasing our understanding of student learning, with particular emphasis on physics education. He is perhaps best known for his work in small group learning activities applied to large classes. His current biggest project is SCALE-UP: Student-Centred Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs. He has written a top-selling introductory calculus-based physics book and, in 2010, was named National Undergraduate Science Teacher of the Year in the USA.

    Title: Changing pedagogies and technologies for today's students
    Our students have very different experiences and expectations compared to students of only a decade ago. Changing demographics and the ubiquitous nature of information technology should cause us to rethink what we do in our classrooms. During this talk I will discuss how students have changed, how technology is changing the purpose of formal education, and how we as educators should respond.

  • Internationalising the curriculum

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    Date: Monday, 31 October
    Time: 11:30am–1:00pm
    Venue: AIBN Seminar Room (Building 75)

    Associate Professor Betty Leask, ALTC National Teaching Fellow, University of South Australia
    Dr Wendy Green, Lecturer, TEDI
    Dr Anna Ciccarelli, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International)

    Internationalisation of the curriculum at UQ in context: where to from here?

    Internationalisation of the curriculum is a critical component of UQ’s internationalisation strategy. This paper reports on the outcomes of an ALTC National Teaching Fellowship which explored the meaning of internationalisation of the curriculum (IoC) in different disciplines. The work was undertaken over the last 15 months and involved program teams from universities across Australia including several at UQ. Key outputs of the Fellowship include a conceptual framework for internationalisation of the curriculum, a questionnaire for discipline teams to assist them to develop their own action plans for IoC, a process outline to guide academic staff embarking on the process of IoC and examples of IoC in action across a range of disciplines and universities in Australia. The session will include a brief summary of the work undertaken during the Fellowship and the key findings and outputs; the perspectives of some of the UQ staff involved in IoC as part of the fellowship and a report on their ‘work-in-progress’ and discussion of how these resources and the experiences of discipline teams at UQ in particular, might be used by other discipline groups.

Tuesday, 1 November

  • CEIT active learning showcase

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    Date: Tuesday, 1 November
    Time: 9:30am – 11:00am - followed by morning tea
    Venue: Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), 14-219

    Professor Phil Long, Director, Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology

    Dr. Matthew Cheesman, Assoc. Lecturer, School of Biomedical Sciences
    Prof. Peter Tregloan, Senior Fellow CEIT & Prof. Emeritus, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Melbourne
    Mr. Steven Chen, Programmer, CEIT
    Mr. Teague Jacobs, Honours Student, Psychology

    Prof. Michael Drinkwater, Head of Physics
    Ms. Aneesha Bakharia, eResearcher, CEIT
    Dr. Alan Cody, Sr. Research Fellow, CEIT

    UQMarkUp: Dr. Peter Hay, Lecturer, HMS
    Dr. Craig Engstrom, Lecturer, HMS

    CEIT staff in collaboration with academic staff with whom they've partnered will showcase three projects and offer brief inside glimpse of the student research program that the Centre is building. The projects feature 1) a lab simulation (VLPC) in pharmacology semantic analysis of quiz questions from lecture (Semant); and rich media markup tools for academics annotating student essays/reports using an IPad (UQMarkUp). All these are various ways of "making learning visible".

  • CIPL CPD showcase

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    Date: Tuesday, 1 November
    Time: 11:30am–1:00pm - followed by lunch
    Venue: Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), 14-219

    Professor Robert Hendy
    Director, Centre for Innovation in Professional Learning

    CPD short courses are provided by faculties, schools, centres and institutes throughout the University. The Centre for Innovation in Professional Learning is charged with supporting these CPD providers in the development and delivery of their CPD courses. In this session, facilitated by Professor Lynn Robinson, CIPL Deputy Director, CPD providers from across the University will showcase their experiences of defining, developing and delivering CPD courses to a range of professional audiences.

Wednesday, 2 November

  • TEDI “swap shop”

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    Date: Wednesday, 2 November
    Time: 9:00am–12:00noon - followed by lunch
    Venue: Kathleen Room, UQ Club

    Professor Mick Healey, facilitator

    A Swap Shop is an interactive workshop that fosters the sharing of ideas and practices. This year TEDI will be hosting a Swap Shop to share interesting teaching, learning and assessment practices, and ideas associated with the theme of ‘Enhancing student learning’. It is essential that ALL participants come with a practice or idea to share informally with 2-3 other colleagues. Each person will have 5 minutes to outline their idea to the 2-3 other colleagues on their table and 5 minutes to answer questions. Ideally, you will share your ideas, get some insights into how your idea could be improved and also pick up a few more ideas for inclusion in your teaching. Professor Mick Healey will facilitate the session, which will include breaks for refreshments followed by lunch and some exciting announcements of 2012 TEDI activities!

    The success of the Swap Shop is dependent on the preparation and involvement of the participants. The more prepared we are, the more we all get of the actual Swap Shop! As such, we have outlined how you can prepare.

    Suggested headings to outline your practice or idea

    • Title
    • Name and Department
    • Main features (amend to suit your practice / idea)
    • What was the initial prompt/problem?
    • What is the practice / idea trying to achieve?
    • How were (will) your practices changed (change)?
    • What are the gains and losses?
    • What was student (staff) feedback?
    • Do you have any other evidence that the activity/practice enhances student learning or teaching?

    Very concisely - one side of A4 paper is all that is needed - please draft and bring to the session along with 10 copies to share.

  • Symposium on English language proficiency

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    Date: Wednesday, 2 November
    Time: 12:30pm–2:30pm
    Venue: Kathleen Room, UQ Club

    Associate Professor Catherine Elder
    Director, Language Testing Research Centre, The University of Melbourne
    Dr Neil Murray
    Senior Consultant, English Language Proficiency, University of South Australia
    Dr Anna Ciccarelli, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International)
    Christine Bundesen, Director of the Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education ( ICTE-UQ)

    Students are required to meet English Language Proficiency standards for university entry, however the complexities of academic language requirements within a tertiary context can provide obstacles to optimal learning outcomes. Post entry language testing (PELA) has been undertaken by a number of Universities to facilitate early diagnosis and address of language related learning needs of commencing students. Needs analysis at post entry enables a targeted approach that can be contextualised within relevant discipline areas so that students are building purposeful and applicable proficiencies. Dr Anna Ciccarelli (DVCI-UQ) will set the scene of this symposium by overviewing broader and UQ based ELP activities to date. Professor Cathie Elder from Melbourne University and Dr Neil Murray from the University of South Australia will provide insight into their institutions’ testing programs and implications for teaching and learning. ICTE-UQ Director Christine Bundesen will close the session with a collaborative case study between ICTE-UQ and the School of Pharmacy on the outcomes of in-context language support. This session will be a useful opportunity for academics who want to better understand the issues and contribute to UQ’s developments in improving English language provision to students.

  • CEIT open scholarship initiative & Update on review of graduate attributes

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    Date: Wednesday, 2 November
    Time: 2:30pm–3:30pm --- Please note the earlier finish time, there is no change to the start time ----
    Venue: Kathleen Room, UQ Club

    Professor Phil Long
    Director, Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology
    Professor Mick McManus
    Dean, Academic Programs

    Results from the Open Scholarship survey has revealed some of the attitudes and concerns among the UQ community about open practices in learning, research & publication. Through these attitudes we're creating the environment that UQ students will experience learning. What skills & literacies will the 21st century graduate need? ? To capture input into this important area from academics, researchers, students, professional staff, alumni, industry and government we have introduced a novel public community conversation tool called VoxPop ("voice of the people"). Introducing a novel public community conversation capturing the "voice of the people" using VoxPop.

    This is a working session and participants are asked to bring their laptops, iPads, or tablets so we can introduce VoxPop to initiate the conversation with the University’s community.

Friday, 4 November

  • Workshop – Teaching and Assessing Reflection in Higher Education (ALTC-funded project)

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    Date: Friday, 4 November
    Time: 9:30am–12:30pm
    Venue: 219, Sir Llew Edwards Building (14)

    Dr Mary Ryan, Dr Georgina Barton
    Queensland University of Technology

    The importance of reflection in higher education, and across disciplinary fields is widely recognised; it is generally included in university graduate attributes, professional standards and program objectives. Furthermore, reflection is commonly embedded into assessment requirements in higher education subjects, often without necessary scaffolding or clear expectations for students. Despite the rhetoric around the importance of reflection for ongoing learning, there is scant literature on any systematic, developmental approach to teaching reflective learning across higher education programs or courses. Given that professional or academic reflection is not intuitive, and requires specific pedagogic intervention to do well, a program-wide/course-wide approach is essential.