Spotlight on…

The Dobson Report

Dobson Report

Read the report

2106 AGM presentations

ACDS Annual General Meeting 2016

The ACDS AGM was held at the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne on October 17 and 28.  The program drew out discussion on research impact, postgraduate education, work-integrated learning, standards and excellence in learning and teaching and the equity program, ATHENA SWAN. Participants toured the Australian Synchrotron which is looking forward to expansion with its core funding recently secured by the Australian Government.

Program

Keynote presentations:

Impact and Industry Engagement, Dr Kevin Cullen, CEO UNSW Innovations

Impact of the ACOLA review on Science PhDs, Prof Robyn Owens, DVCR UWA

ACDS WIL Project, Prof Liz Johnson, ACDS TL Centre

Building industry into the curriculum, Prof Tina Overton, Monash

Introduction to the Australian Synchrotron, Prof Andrew Peele, Director Australian Synchrotron

Evidence-based practice in teaching, Prof Tina Overton, Monash

Standards and Criteria for Excellence in Teaching, Prof Denise Chalmers, OLT National Senior Fellow

ACDS paper: Evidence-based practice in T&L

The ACDS has launched its first occasional paper Evidence-based practice in learning and teaching for STEM disciplines from Tina Overton and Liz Johnson. The paper uses the published evidence on how learners learn to make the case for active learning, scaffolding and flipped classroom, authentic assessment. The authors translate the research to direct advice for teachers and teaching teams for STEM. Use this as a springboard for discussion in your Faculty.