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The Dobson Report

Dobson Report

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Higher ed budget cuts – ACDS responds

 
On Wednesday 23 August, Universities Australia released an analysis showing that science would bear a larger proportion of the impact of proposed cuts to the higher education budget.
 
Yesterday the ACDS released our response to this analysis, supporting Universities Australia’s call on Parliament and the Senate to rethink the proposed cuts.
 
We believe that the proposed cuts would seriously undermine Australia’s efforts to prepare its young people and its economy for the future. 
 
The full statement is available here.
 
 

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.