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CFP: ATN Assessment Conference (Sydney, November 2010)

Posted by Elaine Huber on July 16th, 2010

The ATN Assessment Conference is to be hosted by the University of Technology Sydney on the 18-19th November 2010.
This year’s theme is Assessment: Sustainability, Diversity and Innovation, and  a broad range of contributions in the form of full papers, short papers, workshops and posters are welcomed. The conference provides participants with opportunities to explore research and scholarly practice [...]

Sustainability in the Curriculum

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on September 24th, 2009

Check out this booklet recently published by the LTC:
Sustainability in the Curriculum [PDF - 775k]
Part 1 of the booklet sets the scene for considering sustainability in a curriculum context.
Part 2 presents essays by Macquarie staff, including:

Peter Petocz from the Faculty of Science suggests that sustainability is  marginalised in the curriculum, and argues for an integrated [...]

Report from ALTC assessment forum

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on June 26th, 2009

Margot McNeill reports on a recent  ALTC-funded invited forum on assessment held at UTS on Friday 5 June, Changing assessment to focus on learning – implications for universities.

Professor Dai Hounsell – Assessment futures and high quality learning
Professor Hounsell began by presenting the opportunities that universities have in moving [...]

Planning Ecoversities

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on May 6th, 2009

Paul Thomas, Vice Chancellor of University of the Sunshine Coast, talks to Informa about the current challenges for planning and designing university campuses, the issues of ‘environmental sustainability’ and the role campus planning play in terms of developing urban surroundings:

This video introduces the upcoming University Planning and Design Forum, to be held on June 24 [...]

AARE conference 2008

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 10th, 2009

This report on the AARE conference, which had the theme Changing Climates: Education for Sustainable Futures,  has been a while coming – the conference was held back in November 2008.  To put a positive spin on the delay, it has given me a chance to think about the research and ideas presented and to consider [...]

Social Networking and Digital Mapping

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on February 5th, 2009

This week is Social Networking and Digital Mapping theme week at In Media Res.
In Media Res is dedicated to experimenting with collaborative, multi-modal forms of online scholarship.  Each day, a different scholar will curate a 30-second to 3-minute video clip/visual image slideshow accompanied by a 300-350-word impressionistic response … Our goal is to promote an online [...]

HERDSA conference report

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on August 12th, 2008

Margot McNeill of the LTC reports on the 2008 HERDSA conference (held in Rotorua, New Zealand from July 1st-4th):
The theme of this year’s conference was Engaging Communities, with keynote presentations exploring aspects of this theme.
Dr Pita Sharples opened the conference, with a challenge for higher education to engage local, regional and global communities, especially those [...]