Monday, October 26, 2015

ANU Science/CECS Teaching and Learning Colloquium 4 Nov

ANU is holding a free Science, Engineering and IT Teaching and Learning Colloquium, 9am to 1pm, 4 November 2015. While primarily intended for ANU staff, others interested in STEM teaching are welcome to attend (register online).


9:00 Coffee
9:15 Welcome: Professor Barbara van Leeuwen, Deputy Dean (Education) Colleges of Science
Dr Jochen Trumpf, Associate Dean Education, College of Engineering & Computer Science
9:20– 10:20 Keynote Presentation: Professor Wageeh Boles, Director, Learning and Teaching, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science School, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

This interactive presentation will address the interrelated teaching challenges of engaging students and improving attendance at lectures. It will also explore the use the flipped classroom approach for teaching. ... Attendees are invited to bring their Smart Phones, Tablets, or Laptops to participate.

10:20 – 10:50 – Intensive Delivery of a Humanitarian Engineering Course: Jeremy Smith, CECS

Developed in collaboration with Engineers Without Borders this project developed a dedicated later year intensive humanitarian engineering blended course, the first of its kind in Australia.  This was delivered in two parallel modes, one based entirely in Canberra the other incorporating a two-week immersive experience in Cambodia.

10.50 – 11:20 Morning tea
11:20 – 11:30 National agenda on work-integrated learning
Professor Barbara van Leeuwen
11:30 - 12:00 Medical Science in the Workplace: A coursework alternative to work placements
Dr Isabelle Ferru, RSB
Student placements in workplaces are highly valued educational activities for university medical science students, but have multiple shortcomings and limitations. To overcome the latter while still giving medical science students a meaningful understanding of work settings, we created a coursework alternative to work placements. Isabelle will demonstrate that this course has helped students make highly informed choices regarding future studies/careers and built a strong relationship between the ANU and relevant professional communities.

12:00 – 12:30  Science Communication School Internships
Mr Sean Perera, CPAS
The School Internships offer science undergraduates a real-world setting in which to extend science communication theory and practice beyond ANU. Consistent with the educational advantages listed in ANU by 2020, the Internships address the absence of an experientially informed learning trajectory, that has impeded ANU science undergraduates from making evidence-based decisions about secondary science teaching as a profession.
12:30 – 1:00 30, 300, 3000: Scaling first-year Engineering
Assoc Prof Kylie Catchpole, Mr Ben Nizette – CECS
A growing awareness of STEM careers amongst High School students has lead to ANU Engineering extending its outreach programs in local schools. Ben and Kylie will talk about the redevelopment of the first-year "Discovering Engineering" course and how Jigsaw Method techniques have been used to modularise it. These modules, delivered in different ways, have been shown to engage students from a range of University degrees as well as gifted college students.
1:00  Light Lunch

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