Non FYiMaths Events

We regularly update lists of Australian and international conferences in mathematics education, STEM education, scholarship of teaching and learning and higher education.

You can also find further conferences on sites such as:

Webinar: Transforming Feedback (AHE 2018 Panel Review)

Panel Chair – Prof Sally Jordan (Open university, UK)

This is a joint webinar organised with the Assessment in Higher Education conference secretariat.

This 1 hour session will feature selected speakers from the Assessment in Higher Education conference (Thursday 28 June 2018 Manchester, UK).

This webinar session will take the form of a panel style review of some of the key messages from selected papers presented at the AHE2018 conference. Each panel member will contribute to the discussion with a short overview of their presentation from the conference followed by questions and discussion between the panel and the webinar participants.

Panel Presenters:

TBA

To register for this session please login (or create an account) then click the ‘register now’ button.

Sessions are hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, PVC Education, University New South Wales and Dr Mathew Hillier, Monash University Office of Learning and Teaching, Monash University, Australia.

Please note all sessions are recorded and made public after the event.

When: 11th July

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Webinar: Unlocking the code to digital literacy – implications for learning and assessment

Presenter: Associate Professor Jo Coldwell-Neilson (Deakin University, Australia)

Digital literacy was originally conceptualized as ‘the ability to understand and use information in multiple formats from a wide range of sources when it is presented via computers’ (Glister, 1997). Gilster’s definition is one that is commonly used, in some form, in higher education in Australia today. Is this still relevant 20 years on? Digital technologies have changed dramatically in that time. Does an understanding of digital literacy that focuses on information meet the learning needs of our students, or of employers’ expectations of our graduates?
In this session Jo will present an updated understanding of digital literacy that encapsulates the broader, ubiquitous nature of digital technologies, together with the elements that underpin the understanding. This provides a framework to scaffold and contextualise digital literacy learning through the curriculum and inform assessment practices to ensure our graduates are prepared for a digitally enhanced workplace.

Ref: Gilster, P. (1997): Digital literacy, Wiley Computer Pub.

Work was carried out as part of the Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching National fellowship “Unlocking the code to digital literacy”.

To register for this session please login (or create an account) then click the ‘register now’ button.

Sessions are hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, PVC Education, University New South Wales and Dr Mathew Hillier, Monash University Office of Learning and Teaching, Monash University, Australia.

Please note all sessions are recorded and made public after the event.

When: 1st August

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Webinar: Virtual work integrated learning in engineering

Presenter: Dr Sally Male (UWA) (University of Western Australia, Australia)

The Virtual Work Integrated Learning in Engineering Project developed, tested and established an approach for non-placement engagement with engineering practice for engineering students (ecm.uwa.edu.au/vwil). Learning modules involve authentic tasks, virtual sites, simulations and/or electronic interaction with engineers. Learning modules, results of testing, and next steps will be presented.

To register for this session please login (or create an account) then click the ‘register now’ button.

Sessions are hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, PVC Education, University New South Wales and Dr Mathew Hillier, Monash University Office of Learning and Teaching, Monash University, Australia.

Please note all sessions are recorded and made public after the event.

When: 5th September

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Webinar: Mindful assessment design (HEA)

Presenter: Dr Samuel Elkington (Higher Education Academy, UK)

This session explores the concept of mindful learning as it applies to assessment design. We will cover the current thinking and evidence for promoting self-regulatory practices to reframe student-centred assessment as a primary vehicle for authentically personalised learning. This includes student sensitivity to context and new perspectives, intentionality of attention, managing personal responses to feedback, and resilience. The session concludes with some practical examples of mindful assessment design in higher education.

 

To register for this session please login (or create an account) then click the ‘register now’ button.

Sessions are hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, PVC Education, University New South Wales and Dr Mathew Hillier, Monash University Office of Learning and Teaching, Monash University, Australia.

Please note all sessions are recorded and made public after the event.

When: 7th November

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MESIG
The 4th Annual Mathematical Educational Software Interest Group (MESIG) meeting is at UNSW this year.  Here is info from this year’s organiser, Daniel Mansfield:
 
MESIG4 will be hosted by UNSW Sydney on Friday November 30th. Details and registration can be found on the event page: https://www.maths.unsw.edu.au/events/2018-11/mesig-meeting-2018. You are invited to attend. There is (limited) travel funding available, but this will likely only cover the costs for early career academics.
 
Please direct enquires to Daniel Mansfield <daniel.mansfield@unsw.edu.au>  Abstract submission is open until 30 September.  Hope to see you there!
IEEE TALE 2018 Conference on Educational Technology and STEM Education

TALE is the IEEE Education Society’s flagship Asia-Pacific (IEEE Region 10) conference, catering to researchers and practitioners with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education – with a particular emphasis on electrical and electronic engineering, telecommunications, computer engineering, computer science and allied disciplines – as well as those interested in the innovative use of digital technologies for learning, teaching and assessment in any discipline. The target audience of the conference is diverse and includes those working in the higher education, vocational education and training (VET), K-12, corporate, government, and healthcare sectors.

Where: Wollongong

When: 4-7 December

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GEA – Gender and Education Association Conference
The conference theme is intended to provide a platform to critically engage with and interrogate the current political landscape in which debates about knowledge, authority, truth, power and harm are resurfacing and require feminist intervention. A central question underpinning this conference theme is: what does it mean to be pedagogical in a post-truth landscape? And how might feminist scholars work to intervene in this environment? The GEA 2018 conference will provide a forum to explore the challenges and strategies for educators, researchers and participants in higher education in these complex times.
When: 9 – 12 December, 2018
Where: University of Newcastle
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MAV Annual Conference

Welcome to MAV18 – Our theme for this year’s conference is Teachers Creating Impact.

The Mathematical Association of Victoria invites you to the 55th Annual Conference (MAV18) in Melbourne from Thursday 6 – Friday 7 December 2018.

At the heart of MAV’s Annual Conference are teachers. Each year over 1400 mathematics educators including teachers, academics, policy makers, curriculum experts and resource developers come together to share their collective expertise, experiences and ideas. That’s what makes our conference great!

Learn from each other as we share best practice, new ideas and innovative approaches around how:

  • sharing action research and evidence is improving practice
  • technology can be used as a valuable tool to support teaching and learning
  • critical and creative thinking can be embedded into the classroom
  • networks and communities of practice can support excellence and improvement.

Don’t miss out on this invaluable opportunity at MAV18 to share and discuss excellence in maths while making social and professional connections in a dynamic

When: 6-7 December

Where: La Trobe University

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