Failing the nation in science

ACDS Learning & Teaching Leaders Conference

ACDS Learning & Teaching Leaders Conference will be held on Thursday 19 July and Friday 20 July 2018 at The University of Adelaide, South Australia.

This conference invitation is extended to the Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning) or equivalent of each ACDS member faculty, Deans of Science, and emerging leaders. This is the premier event for faculty leaders in science teaching and learning, and the theme this year is: ‘Future Learning, Future Teaching’. Key note speakers include Professor Martin Westwell (Flinders University) and Professor Pauline Ross (The University of Sydney).

Dates: Thursday 19 July 2018 and Friday 20 July 2018

Place: University of Adelaide, South Australia

Costs: There is no registration fee, but delegates fund their own travel and accommodation.

Delegates: Deans and Associate Deans Learning & Teaching from ACDS member Faculties are invited. Faculties may nominate one further learning and teaching leader or emerging leader.

Registration: Please register here and also indicate if you will be attending the conference dinner.

Conference dinner: The conference dinner will be held on Thursday evening. Delegates should make their own way to the dinner venue, and as in previous years, a $50 co-payment towards the dinner is requested at the time of registration, receipts will be issued.

Conference organisers: Simon Pyke, (The University of Adelaide) & Karen Burke Da Silva, (Flinders University).

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.