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Burnout in university teaching staff

Posted by Jayde Cahir on April 15th, 2011

In March, Jenny Watts and Noelle Robertson from the University of Leicester, published an article entitled Burnout in university teaching staff: a systematic literature review, in Educational Research. Watts and Robertson’s article reveals how ‘few studies have investigated the emotional consequences of teachers’ stress and even fewer have specifically focused on university educators. [Their] systematic [...]

Learning Excellence and Development (LEAD) Symposium 2010

Posted by Tony Dwyer on November 3rd, 2010

LEAD is a collaborative group (funded by the Faculty of Business and Economics) whose members engage in projects concerned with promoting and researching university teaching. Members meet regularly over an eighteen-month cycle to support, advise and pace each other through the various stages of projects that are usually focused on issues in business education.
Who should [...]

Personalised learning

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on May 26th, 2010

Ken Robinson heralds the education revolution:

Do you love what you do?  Is school obsessed with getting people to university?  Is education built on the model of fast food?  Does education feed your spirit?
The comments – both positive and negative – are also worth a read.

What makes a great teacher?

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on May 7th, 2010

Watch online -  SBS Insight asked ‘What makes a great teacher?’ in Top of the Class.
Here’s a taster from the transcript:
JENNY BROCKIE:  Tonight, we are talking about what makes a great teacher … This year eight class at Macquarie Fields High is about to test two teachers. One has never faced a class [...]