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DELTA 2017 – Brazil

Brazil Delta ’17
The Eleventh Southern Hemisphere Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics

The conference will be held 26 November – 1 December 2017, in Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The venue is the Support Foundation of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul – FAURGS, and the conference, the eleventh of its name, promises to be as good as its predecessors. Our theme of Think Diversity! will no doubt inspire much interesting discussion of the great challenges facing mathematics and statistics educators.

We look forward to hosting engaging keynote speakers as well as many delegates from around the world. We welcome our Northern Hemisphere colleagues and friends while retaining a Southern Hemisphere identity.

 

Please be aware of the following important dates:

30 April 2017: Final date for submission for full-refereed papers in the special edition of iJMEST.
30 June 2017: Final date for submission of full papers for the Conference Proceedings.
30 June 2017: Final date for submission of abstracts for posters and for abstract-only presentations.

 

Please visit our website https://www.univates.br/delta for further details.

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Teaching and Learning Online Professional Development unit

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 seventh year. The unit will be coordinated from La Trobe in first semester 2017 (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 on March 6th (or slightly later by negotiation), and will run for 15 weeks; it requires around 3 hours per week of work.

For more information, visit the unit website:

http://www.austms.org.au/Professional+Development+Unit

 

To register (to be assessed) or for more information contact the unit coordinator Dr Katherine Seaton k.seaton@latrobe.edu.au

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FY Coordinator guides now available!

Yesterday, the guide for First Year Coordinators in Mathematics was launched at the AGM of the Australian Council of Deans of Science.

Deb King launches the Guide at the ACDS AGM

This Guide is intended to be a practical resource for Heads of School of Mathematics intending to establish or review a First Year Mathematics coordination role, academics in existing First Year Mathematics coordination roles or those who might be thinking of assuming such a role.

To obtain a copy of the guide, please contact us at fyimathsproject@gmail.com.

FY Coordinator guides

 

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Workshop 4 presentations now available

The presentations from the 4th FYi Workshop, July 2016 are now available.

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2016 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

The Australian government’s citations for outstanding contributions to student learning have been released. More information here: http://www.education.gov.au/australian-awards-university-teaching

Congratulations to:

  • Dr Norman Do (Monash University);
  • Dr Tracey Muir (University of Tasmania);
  • Associate Professor Clifford Da Costa (RMIT University);
  • and to our very own Associate Professor Deborah King (University of Melbourne)!

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New project assistant!

Dear FYiMaths enthusiasts,

I’m very pleased to introduce you to Anita Ponsaing (pictured) who will be assisting with the FYiMaths network.

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Exciting things are ahead so keep your eye on the website, newsfeed or twitter.

The website is about to undergo some redesign so if there are things that you think we should include, drop an email to Anita: fyimathsproject@gmail.com.

Cheers,
Deb

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