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: Risk aware: enhancing students’ clinical competence in risky environments through blended simulation-based learning

Presenter: Dr Jade Sheen (Deakin University, Australia)

This session will explore the out comes of a 2016 Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching project “Risk aware: enhancing students’ clinical competence in risky environments through blended simulation-based learning”.

Students across the healthcare field engage in clinical placement as a component of their education. Unfortunately, there are a number of physical, psychological and environmental risks associated with clinical placement. Risk Aware is a simulation-based education program designed to address the risk associated with clinical placement, thereby enhancing students’ clinical awareness and competence. This presentation will discuss the development, implementation and evaluation of the Risk Aware program.

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: 2nd May

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Public Lecture by Professor Cheryl Praeger

We are fortunate to be having a public lecture by Professor Cheryl Praeger who will be visiting UNSW Sydney School of Mathematics and Statistics in May as our 2018 Women in Mathematics and Statistics Ambassador.

Everyone with an interest in maths is welcome to this lecture. I’ve attached a poster advertising the talk and it would be great if you could advertise this talk or put the poster up somewhere.

There is a registration link at the end of this email and on the event web page (link below).

Title: Maths as a superpower

Speaker: Professor Cheryl E.Praeger

When: Thursday 17th May, 4pm-5pm

Where: Red Centre room RC-4082 Unsw Sydney. This room is on the fourth floor of the centre wing of the Red Centre Building.

Abstract: Maths is all around us. It is behind all the algorithms that make computers work, so anything that involves computing and technology needs maths. If you can do maths, you are essentially able to invent the future.

When I was a student I was told there were no jobs for a maths graduate. Clearly wrong. I’ll tell you a bit of my journey into maths, the kind of maths I love and use – the maths of symmetry – and how this is a link between mathematics and life.

Importantly, maths helps you think logically, and logical argument alone allows you to show something is true – always, anywhere, in any language and for all time. So maths will help you win any argument for life. Imagine if it became your favourite subject because you were essentially learning a superpower!

Please register for the lecture at the following link:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/maths-as-a-superpower-a-public-lecture-by-professor-cheryl-e-praeger-tickets-45094381509?aff=eac2

ICED (International Conference for Educational Developers) Conference @ Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Academic development seeks to engineer a systemic shift from a teaching- and content-centered paradigm to a learning-focused one in higher education. What does this shift look like globally? How do we harness rapidly changing environment and technologies, to proactively respond to new generations of students and accountability movements?  What how do we cultivate excellence in our role as change agents? How do we envision new possibilities and bring in new voices?

When: 5-8 June 2018

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Webinar: e-Assessment Awards – winners panel review (eAA UK)

Panel Chair: Patrick Craven, Vice Chair, e-Assessment Association, UK.

This is a joint webinar organised with the e-Assessment Association for the 2018 e-Assessment Awards.

This 1 hour session will feature presentations from selected award winners from the 2018 e-Assessment Awards (to be announded 18 April 2018 at the gala dinner, London, UK).

This webinar session will take the form of a panel style review of some of the key innovations, projects or products awarded at the eAAwards 2018. Each panel member will contribute to the discussion with a short overview of their innovation 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: 6th June

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Talk About “your” Teaching And Learning (TATAL) @ Adelaide HERDSA

Take some time at HERDSA 2018 to Talk About “your” Teaching And Learning (TATAL)

Is it time to ‘hit the pause button’ and reflect on my teaching? Do I have a teaching philosophy? Well! TATAL might be for you. The 8th HERDSA TATAL workshop offers an opportunity to share, reflect and review the values and beliefs that underlie your approach to teaching and learning.
We’re ‘flipping out’ at Adelaide HERDSA TATAL this year. The half-day workshop is supported by an online preconference learning experience. Following the conference, you can continue the experience with the workshop group to develop a teaching portfolio suitable for a HERDSA Fellowship application.
Register for TATAL by Monday 18th June (online portion commences June 19). There is a maximum of 30 participants, so register early. Go to http://herdsa2018.aomevents.com.au/pre-conference/#pre_conference_workshop

For further information go to: http://herdsa2018.aomevents.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2018/04/TATAL-flyer-2018.pdf

HERDSA 2018 Conference (Re)Valuing Higher Education

Higher education has undergone dramatic change in the last decade with an international agenda to open universities to a broader range of individuals while requiring researchers to focus on priorities set by government.

The sector is forced to continue to grapple with restrained budgets, increased student numbers, greater student diversity and government agendas requiring preparation of students for work and lifelong learning. It also faces an increasingly under resourced and corporatized and complex research environment.

Within this context we wish to consider what the value of higher education has become. By (Re)Valuing Higher Education we are revisiting the purpose and scope of what being a ‘university’ means as well as considering what differentiates ‘higher’ learning from other forms of post-secondary education.

Date: 2-5 July, 2018

More informatio here

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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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
More information here