Friday, May 29, 2015

ANU STEM Teaching and Learning Colloquium

The Australian National University is holding a free STEM Teaching and Learning Colloquium, in Canberra, 9am to 1pm, 2 June 2015.
9.00 Welcome: Professor Barbara Van Leeuwen, Director Science Education and Dr Jochen Trumpf, Associate Dean Education, College of Engineering and Computer Science
9.10 The Indigenous Health Stream (IHS)- experiential learning, mentoring and leadership training in Indigenous Health: Amanda Barnard, Samia Goudie, Phyll Dance, Christine Phillips, Kirsty Douglas, Jill Bestic, Gaye Doolan
9.40 Putting the Social in Science: teaching medical students cognitive flexibility through social sciences – Associate Professor Christine Phillips, ANU Medical School
10.10 Parallel session

STB 1 Distributed constructionism and the Jigsaw classroom:  Chris Browne – ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science My Maker Tutorials TEG extends the concept of student-facilitated tutorial by making available sophisticated hands-on learning activities. This builds on my Jigsaw classroom, for which I was awarded an AAUT in 2014.
STB 2 Physics Project Market Day: An event that enables students to 'shop' for a research project and chat to staff in an informal environment. Associate Professor Jodie Bradbury ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Science Physics Project Market Day is a unique event at ANU that promotes research as an integral part of the undergraduate student experience, fosters interactions between staff and students and presents the breadth of student physics research projects available.
10.40 morning tea
STB 1 11.10 Making Expert Thinking Visible - Dr Salman Durrani, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science This talk will discuss some strategies, in the context of electronic engineering, for making expert thinking visible and enjoyable for both students and lecturers.
11.40 How might we better support tutors and demonstrators? Associate Professor Kristen Pammer, ANU College of Medicine Biology and Environment Kristen will outline the QUT model for supporting sessional staff to begin a discussion on how we can progress in our Colleges at ANU.
12.10 Working with industry to extend student research and professional skills using student run start-ups: Dr Shayne Flint, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science TechLauncher is an RSCS initiative, which enables students from any discipline to develop the research and professional skills required to use technology to bring great ideas to life and have a positive impact on our society. Students develop these skills by working closely with industry professionals, technology experts and entrepreneurs to create start-up companies or to work on complex real-world problems. In 2015 we have 120 3rd and 4th year students enrolled in the course which runs over two semesters.
Many of our 3rd year students will continue with the program in their 4th year. In this presentation we will describe the TechLauncher program and how our students engage with industry, government and innovation sector. Some of our students will talk about their involvement in the course and demonstrate their work. We will conclude with our vision for the next few years.
For further information please contact Science Teaching and Learning Centre or Marina Lobastov (CECS).

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