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Green light for ALTC 2011 grants, awards and citations

Posted by Jayde Cahir on March 14th, 2011

The Australian Learning and Teaching Council has committed to running three of its four flagship grants programs, plus the national higher education teaching awards, and citations in 2011. [Read more]

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…

Evaluation of Learning Spaces

Posted by maparry on September 9th, 2010

Learning spaces in universities are changing. Shifts in student mobility, pedagogy, curriculum management and technological tools are beginning to impact directly on the planning and development of campus learning spaces. However, building new spaces, or refitting existing ones, is an expensive and potentially risky enterprise. An inappropriate space is not only costly in financial terms, [...]

Undergraduate research

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 6th, 2009

Interested in engaging students in research and inquiry?
Undergraduate Research in Australia (an ALTC project led by Professor Angela Brew) has launched a website to provide information and resources for involving undergraduates in research.
Check out the following sections of the site:

Why Engage Undergraduates in Research and Inquiry
Implementing Undergraduate Research and Inquiry
Some Definitions
Assessment of Student Work
Evaluating Undergraduate [...]

University World News

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on July 1st, 2009

Check out the University World News special global edition released today.  Of particular interested are these two reports:

The teaching-research nexus

In a perfect world there would be perfect research universities delivering perfect high quality courses, and the more ground-breaking research undertaken by academics the better their teaching would become, with new knowledge passed on to students. [...]

Peer Review of Teaching

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on February 6th, 2009

The Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne has published Peer Review of Teaching in Australian Higher Education, a handbook to assist universities to develop and embed effective practices and policies.  It recognises MQ development in peer review of teaching in one of its case studies.
Also from the CSHE, check [...]