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LEARNING AND TEACHING CENTRE

The countdown begins!

Posted by Jayde Cahir on August 12th, 2010

It is only 5 weeks to go until our celebration of learning and teaching!
One of the many highlights will be two keynote sessions by Professor Mick Healey exploring issues essential to the transitions that students make into the culture of the university. He will be working in an interactive fashion, using examples from both his [...]

New podcast: Chinese students’ transition into uni

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on July 28th, 2009

Check out the latest addition to the LTC podcast series Engaging Students:
Chinese Students’ Transition into University – Liyun Huang
Liyun Huang, a visiting scholar from China, talks about issues and challenges Chinese international students may face when they make their transition into university life in Australian universities.
The talk starts with a comparison of eastern and western [...]

A Voice from China (10 June, MQ)

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on June 5th, 2009

Due to popular demand, LTC’s visiting scholar Guangxi University, Liyun Huang, is repeating the following workshop:
A Voice from China: Understanding the expectations of Chinese students as they make the transition to University Study
Data collected in 2008 shows that international students studying at Macquarie spend much more time on campus than other students and that they [...]

LTC workshop – a voice from China

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on May 14th, 2009

A Voice from China: understanding the expectations of Chinese students as they make the transition to University Study.
Data collected in 2008 shows that international students studying at Macquarie spend much more time on campus than other students and that they are working very hard to understand what is expected of them in the context of [...]

Wanted: your capstone unit ideas!

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on May 8th, 2009

As part of our suite of Assessment toolkit items, the LTC is collecting examples of capstone or final year units that have been developed to support students in making sense of their whole program of study.  Capstone units are an important element in making the transition to the next stage of their career, whether to [...]

First Year Experience Curriculum Design Symposium

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 29th, 2008

Registration (free!) is now open for a First Year Experience symposium on the 5th and 6th January 2009 at QUT.  The forum is the outcome of an ALTC grant, and the topic is ‘Articulating a Transition Philosophy’ (or, as the website describes it, “a guiding philosophy for intentional first year curriculum design that carefully [...]