The AustMS website is the home of the on-line professional development unit Effective Teaching, Effective Learning in the Quantitative Disciplines. The unit was developed under an ALTC grant, by a project team of mathematicians, and is now in its fifth year. The unit will be coordinated from La Trobe in 2015 (on behalf of the AustMS Standing Committee on Mathematics Education).
The unit is available free to AustMS members, and also to reciprocal members. The modules are available for all to view; by formally enrolling and completing three assessment tasks, participants can receive a certificate of completion. By negotiation with your home institution, you may be able to substitute this discipline-based unit for more generic teaching-and-learning training that they require, or as one unit in a Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, as some participants have already done.
The unit is suitable both for tutors and lecturers. The assessment tasks must be completed when one is teaching a class, as they involve production of teaching and assessment materials and reflection upon them.
The unit will commence in early March for first semester participants. It is also intended to run in second semester. It can also be taken across both semesters.
For more information, visit the unit website. The unit outline, which includes details of assessment, may be viewed there.
Or contact the unit coordinator Dr Katherine Seaton firstname.lastname@example.org