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The latest news from the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoLT) includes information about the University Excellence in Innovation and Teaching Awards, the 2017 Curtin Learning and Teaching Innovation and Seed Grant Round, journal news and a special offer from HERDSA.


The latest news from the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching.
The latest news from the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching.

University Excellence in Innovation and Teaching Awards 2016

Congratulations go to Dr Jun Chih, Dr Ben Milbourn and Ms Brooke Thompson. All have been recognised with Excellence in Innovation and Teaching Awards (Teaching Excellence), which will be presented at the 2017 Festival of Learning.

 2017 Curtin Learning and Teaching Innovation and Seed Grant Round

The Faculty of Health Sciences has been very successful in the 2017 Curtin Innovation and Seed grants. Faculty staff have won ten grants (lead applicants from health), and the faculty is collaborating with the Centre for Aboriginal Studies on a further innovation grant on Indigenous Australian research methodologies. The collaboration is led by Ms Carol Dowling and Dr Darren Garvey.

Unfortunately, at the time of publication, full details of all grant team members were not available. However, a full list, including all team members, will be provided in the next newsletter. Congratulations to all involved!

 

Type Project title Name Faculty Priority Funding
Innovation Developing, implementing, and evaluating a theoretically-based intervention to increase student engagement with PASS Mr Peter Allen Health Sciences Assessment and promotion of student learning $24,960.00
Innovation Architecturing health: Re-imagining professions beyond traditional boundaries Ms Margo Brewer Health Sciences Employability skills for the 21st Century $22,575.00
Innovation Using standard setting to ensure defensible credentialing of physiotherapy students Mr Peter Gardner Health Sciences Assessment and promotion of student learning $24,730.82
Innovation Reaching across the divide: Aboriginal Elders and academics working together Dr Antonia Hendrick Health Sciences Employability skills for the 21st Century $25,000.00
Innovation Mastery or avoidance? Student reactions to learning analytic messages Mr Joel Howell Health Sciences Learning analytics $22,248.10
Innovation Simulation-based learning in higher education: An investigation into return on investment Mrs Alison Kelly Health Sciences Designing learning for the future $11,331.10
Innovation A guide to fieldwork success: Developed with millennial students for millennial students Mrs Michelle Quail Health Sciences Employability skills for the 21st Century $18,502.30
Innovation Developing and validating a measure of psychological literacy to assess global citizenship Dr Lynne Roberts Health Sciences Employability skills for the 21st Century $22,824.00
Seed Development and evaluation of guidelines for writing and review of single-best answer (SBA) test items Dr Ajanthy Arulpragasam Health Sciences Assessment and promotion of student learning $9,976.98
Seed Optimising student assessment and feedback to drive the learning of anatomy through an interactive automated system Dr Beatriz IR de Oliveira Health Sciences Assessment and promotion of student learning $9,984.00

 

Expressions of interest: The Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice

The Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice is seeking expressions of interest from those with an interest in effective and innovative teaching and learning practice in the higher education environment, to act as reviewers for manuscripts submitted to the journal. If you are interested in becoming a reviewer, please email your name, email address, institutional affiliation and areas of specific interest to Associate Professor Dominique Parrish or Dr Alisa Percy.

New journal launched: International Journal for Students as Partners

A new open access journal, the International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP), which is about learning and teaching together in higher education, has been launched. IJSaP explores new perspectives, practices and policies regarding how students and staff (including academic/faculty staff, professional staff and other stakeholders) are working in partnership to enhance learning and teaching in higher education. IJSaP is produced using a partnership approach with teams of students and staff from Australia, Canada, UK and USA. Further details about the journal are available here.

HERDSA Guides special offer

For a limited time HERDSA Guides are on sale for the reduced price of $30. All HERDSA Guides can be purchased from the HERDSA website. The usual member discount of $5 still applies to all HERDSA members who log in to make their purchase.

Written by Dr Helen Flavell

Coordinator, Scholarship of Learning and Teaching PVC Office
Faculty of Health Sciences