AIEC (Australian International Education Conference) @ Hobart

The theme is ‘Embracing Diversity‘, and the program will feature world leading experts, unique social events and an exhibition, all hosted in and around the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart.

AIEC 2017 will once again be the leading event on the international education calendar in Australia.

Date: 10 – 13 October 2017

Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania

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Lecturer in Education @ Central Queensland Uni

  • Conduct a range of workshops, lectures, tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations (including on-line sessions) and/or studio sessions specific to the Primary and/or Secondary education sectors.
  • Act as unit coordinator through the development and review of course and unit material, maintenance of on-line unit content, assessment and marking, and supervision and support for teaching teams.
  • Develop and maintain networks and partnerships with external stakeholders to achieve the School’s strategic objectives.
  • Support students’ professional experience placement preparation sessions (mainly at the secondary level) and supervise pre-service teachers completing practical teaching experiences in regional schools.

Closing Date: 28 Aug 2017

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Senior Tutor @ Melb Uni

The role of Senior Tutor involves delivering tutorials and computer laboratory classes within the undergraduate program, including the marking of assignments and examinations, and assisting with the preparation of course material. The incumbent may also be required to give lectures and to coordinate subjects.

Closing Date: 08 October 2017

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Lecturer: Tertiary Enabling Program Maths/Bioscience @ Charles Darwin Uni

As Lecturer Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) you provide academic skills development and support to students through the teaching and coordination of TEP units, particularly Mathematics and Bioscience. Your responsibilities include delivering rigorous and engaging learning experiences for students and contributing to the ongoing development of SALL as a flexible and responsible provider of high quality training in a competitive market.

Closing Date: 3 September 2017

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Educational Data Scientist @ University NSW

The PVC Education Portfolio is responsible for leading and supporting the development and implementation of strategies, programs and initiatives to improve students’ experience of learning and to enhance the capabilities of the University’s staff in relation to the design, development, implementation and evaluation of technology enabled learning, teaching, curricula and the resources to support learning and/or teaching.

As a member of the Evaluations team, the Educational Data Scientist required to lead a range of data collection, organisation and analysis activities within the PVC(E) Portfolio. The core mission is the extraction of actionable information from the data to improve learning & teaching at UNSW.

Closing Date: 24th August 2017

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Associate Professor in Higher Education Research, University of Copenhagen

The Department of Science Education at the University of Copenhagen seeks an excellent scholar for an associate professorship in higher education research, with a specialization within teaching and learning in university science programs. Preferably, the associate professor’s research will focus on students and/or teachers’ professional development within science programs.

The associate professor must have an academic standing showing internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized high potential to make a future impact. The Department collaborates closely with other departments at the Faculty of Science, and applicants should have sufficient competences in the natural sciences to develop and participate in planning, implementing, and evaluating developmental and/or research projects concerning teaching at other departments.

Closing Date: 17 Sep 2017

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Scholarly Teaching Fellow – Work Integrated Learning, Faculty of Health Sciences @ Sydney Uni

In this role you will:

•design and facilitate placement and simulated learning experiences to prepare students for physiotherapy practice
•pursue a research program that is aligned with Faculty research priorities including grant acquisition and research dissemination through peer-reviewed presentations and publications
•contribute to administrative aspects of teaching and research.
•contribute to the supervision of research students.

Under the fellowship rules you must:

•have fixed term and/or casual employment experience totalling at least 12 months in one or more Australian universities over the preceding five years
•have been awarded or have submitted a PhD
•not hold, or have previously held, any continuing academic appointment in a university
•provide verification that you satisfy the above criteria.

Preference is for a full-time appointment, however, part-time appointments may be considered at a minimum of 2 days per week.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website Reference no. 1501/0717

Closing Date: 24 August 2017

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Senior lecturer – teach first, Mathematics @ Canterbury Christ Church, UK

We are recruiting a Senior Lecturer(s) in Secondary Mathematics (1.2FTE)) who will contribute to work on the Teach First two year Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Leadership in Learning) and on PGCE programmes.

Closing Date: 15 Sep 2017

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Mathematical models for population health and decision making

Infectious diseases, both re-emerging and emerging, pose a continual threat to our population’s health. Perhaps surprisingly, mathematicians have played a central role in the development of preparedness and response systems put in place by government to help mitigate the risks posed by transmissible diseases. Mathematical models have provided important insights into infection at both the whole-of-population scale (epidemiology) and individual-host scale (biology).

In this lecture Associate Professor James McCraw will begin by introducing the basic working model for the spread of an infection through a population, known as the SIR model. He will then draw parallels with the process of infection within the host. Both domains present significant challenges for the integration of models with data and he will explore the role of computational statistics in modern infectious diseases research.

Throughout the presentation, James will draw on examples of where mathematical and statistical analysis has yielded important insights into the process of infection and transmission and provided guidance on how to better combat disease. Case studies in influenza and malaria will be presented, with a focus on how model-based analyses have helped us to understand the role of immunity in resolving infection and how to make best use of antimicrobial drugs.

Date: Tues 15th August, 5:30pm

Where: Hawthorn Arts Centre, Zelma Room, Swinburne University

Cost: Free!

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Research-based theatre in educational context @ Melbourne University

This colloquium will address the following key question:

Why create and perform research-based theatre and what is its relevance to education?

Experienced researchers and writers of research-based theatre Richard Sallis and Jane Bird will discuss their work in various educational settings addressing the following key points:

  • How research-based theatre, also known as ‘performed research’ or ‘performance ethnography’, can disseminate formal research findings through an accessible and social form of presentation to a broader community than standard academic outputs;
  • The ways in which theatre performance has the capacity to communicate the findings in cognitive, emotional and embodied ways to various audiences and for differing purposes;
  • How the artistic form of theatre and its conventions are manipulated to engage and focus viewers on the complexities of research findings.

When: Wed 16th August, 5:30-7:00 pm

Where: studioFive, Level 5, Kwong Lee Dow Building, Melbourne University

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ACER Research Conference @ Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

We invite you to join us in Melbourne as leading minds in the field of educational research, policy and practice gather together to discuss the policies, practices and initiatives that will improve teaching and learning processes and student outcomes both in Australia and internationally.

Date: 27-29 August

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Cost: Between $880 and $1240

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Discussion/debate – follow up seminar from How, what and why or assessment in first year maths/stats

Discussion and Debate about assessment:

Speaker: Jonathan Kress and others t.b.a.

Time and place: 4pm Friday August 18th, RC-4082.

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How, what and why of assessment in first year maths/stats

Over that past two years, changes have been made to the assessment structure in MATH1031 Mathematics for Life Sciences.  These changes reflected a desire to improve  students’ mathematical communication skills and their mastery of the basic mathematical techniques.  An assignment was introduced that focused on mathematical writing, mastery style tests of the basic material were conducted in the computer lab replacing written class tests and the exam did not re-test any basic material but concentrated only on longer style modelling problems with clear explanations explicitly rewarded in the marking scheme.  Jonathan will describe the the motivations behind these changes and how they worked in practice.

Time4pm Friday Aug 11th

Location: UNSW Sydney RC-4092

Cost: Free!

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Lecturer in Tech Ed @ Murdoch University

The School of Education seeks a Lecturer to develop scholarly research outputs and professional activities relevant toTechnology Education across the school curriculum. Applicants with additional school curriculum experience will be viewed favourably, particularly in areas such as mathematics/numeracy, science or literacy. This position has the opportunity to further craft and integrate Education Technology throughout our Initial Teacher Education programs and will contribute to the teaching effort of the School through the preparation and delivery of lectures, tutorials, other types of teaching activities, and supervision of postgraduate students, and is expected to perform a range of administrative and service functions within the School and across the University.

Closing Date: 4th September

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Error 1 – Multiplying complex numbers

01 complex numbers

What do you think? What does the student know, what misconception might they have, and how would you help them?

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Professor Math Education @ ACU (Melb, Syd, Bris)

As Professor, Mathematics Education you will:

  • be responsible for the strategic development and overall management of a portfolio
  • be a highly productive researcher of national/international standing
  • lead the development of the Faculty’s profile in Mathematics, research performance and reputation
  • provide leadership in the teaching of Mathematics in both undergraduate and graduate entry initial teacher education programs.

Closing Date: Wed 16th August

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Research Assistant (KTP Associate): Educational Technology @ University College London

The main duty of the post holder is to lead and successfully deliver the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between UCL and Numbermix in scaling up the current Numbermix active mathematics sessions. The post holder will lead the design, development and evaluation of a digital platform that includes student-facing apps, a set of classroom-wide applications and a Learning Analytics portal.

 Closing Date: 26th August 2017

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MAV Annual Conference

At MAV17, learn first-hand about the latest developments in mathematics education and be inspired by the wide-range of sessions available. Network with primary, secondary and tertiary teachers; teacher educators, researchers and academics; resource providers and representatives from government and other education bodies.

Date: Thurs 7th Dec – Fri 8th Dec

Location: La Trobe University, Victoria

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HERDSA New Zealand, TERNZ Conference 2017

Since 2002 TERNZ has provided a forum for enquiry into learning and teaching in the New Zealand tertiary sector. It aims to support and develop a community who share a common interest in research. It also provides an opportunity to step back and examine the direction in which education is moving, and the means by which practitioners might influence that direction. A distinctive feature of the conference is the emphasis on creating time for discussion and space for reflection. We aim to continue a dialogue which transcends disciplinary boundaries, and to promote further exploration of a research approach to teaching and learning.

Submission of Abstracts: Closes 1 October 2017

Date: 29 Nov – 1 Dec

Location: Massey University

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Special Issue of Journal of Uni Teaching & Learning Practice- Research Skill Development: Connections, critiques and curricula

Calls for Expression of Interest for a Special Issue of the Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice.

This special issue considers connections, critiques and curricula in Research Based Learning (RBL) that gravitate around a shared conceptual model, the Research Skill Development (RSD) framework (Willison & O’Regan, 2007: www.rsd.edu.au). RBL is used here as an umbrella term to encapsulate a variety of active learning strategies, including Inquiry Based Learning, Problem Based Learning, Project Based Learning, Critical Thinking tasks, Undergraduate Research, Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning and Discovery Learning.

Due Date: 24th August 2017

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