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Science and Maths: Managing Teaching for Diversity

Posted by maparry on November 26th, 2010

Curriculum change and renewal is a hot topic in many Australian universities…

The countdown continues…

Posted by Jayde Cahir on September 13th, 2010

Only 7 days to go until our celebration of Learning and Teaching!
One of the many highlights of Celebrating Learning and Teaching is Professor Kerri-Lee Krause,  keynote presentation, ‘Reconceptualising First Year Experiences and Outcomes in Changing Times’, on Thursday 23rd September, 9.30am to 10.30am, in Building Y3A, Theatre 1.
Professor Kerri-Lee Krause’s presentation will examine issues relating [...]

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 [...]

CFP: First Year Conference (Townsville, June/July 09)

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on January 23rd, 2009

Quality proposals are invited for the 12th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference which is being held in Townsville from 29 June – 1 July 2009.  The theme is ‘Preparing for tomorrow today: the first year experience as foundation’.
The submission deadline is 13 March 2009.
The conference is designed to disseminate research and practice [...]

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 [...]

More on the Foundations Colloquium…

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 9th, 2008

The Foundations Colloquium was hosted by James Cook University in Townsville (29th – 30th September) with 60 participants attending (of which over half were first time attendees at this colloquium).  The colloquium opened with a keynote and panel speaking on how the Foundations program had assisted their academic development.  These personal, engaging and scholarly reflections [...]