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Grant success

Following on from the success of the school being awarded two grants in the 2015 round of the Teaching Excellence Development Fund (TEDF) and the Teaching Academic Scholarship Seed (TASS) grants, another team has been successful in the 2016 round. Dr Magdy Elnashar, Dr Julianne Crowley and Morgan Titmus have been awarded a TASS grant of $6,400 to complete a project entitled ‘Agentic formative feedback in STEM: stimulating student action for sustainable learning’.

Guild Excellence in Teaching Awards 2015

Congratulations to Morgan Titmus, who received an honourable mention in the Guild Excellence in Teaching Awards for undergraduate teaching in the Faculty of Health Sciences. As well as excellence in teaching, these student-nominated awards recognise the encouragement, guidance, and inspiration lecturers provide their students.

Let’s Get Creative with Teaching

Following the debut of ‘Let’s get Creative with Teaching’ last year, our Acting Deputy Head of School, Associate Professor Phillip Clark, and Acting Director Learning and Teaching, Dr Alina Miranda, co-organised a second workshop on April 19 2016 from 10.00am-12.00pm. There was a healthy attendance of 23 participants, who engaged with the following topics:

  • Improving Student attendance: Lectures and Practical classes.
  • Actively engaging students in learning tasks.
  • Changing our laboratory teaching and the rise of superlabs.

Each participant was awarded a certificate of participation, which forms part of the professional development requirement for all teaching academics each year.

HERDSA conference 4-7th July 2016, The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle

Dr Ajanthy Arulpragasam, Ms Raeanne Allan and Mrs Natasha Lethorn will attend the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) conference in July. We look forward to hearing about their experience.