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Learning and Teaching Innovation Research Assistant @ Uni of Melbourne

In the position of Learning and Teaching Innovation Research Assistant, you will sit within the School of Mathematics and Statistics in the Learning and Teaching Innovation Group, whose focus is to:

  1. develop innovative teaching methods to enhance students’ learning;
  2. explore the possible inclusion of technology in existing subjects, if appropriate;
  3. conduct evidence based research of the effectiveness of teaching practices;
  4. support excellence in learning and teaching through professional development; and
  5. develop collaborative learning and teaching projects with the broader mathematical community.

More information here.

Applications close 1 June 2017.

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Learning Advisor @ MESH, Western Sydney Uni

The Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning Transformations) is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Learning Advisor to work in the Mathematics Education and Support Hub (MESH). The successful applicant will work with members of the MESH team to address the University priority of supporting the academic numeracy, mathematics and statistics development needs of students in the context of their disciplinary studies. Under the direction of the Head of MESH, the position will work closely with academic staff across the University to:

  • Support numeracy, basic mathematics and statistics in the curriculum and in Western Sydney University Schools;
  • Provide advice to Western Sydney University Schools to support and assist in strategic initiatives in the area of academic numeracy, basic mathematics and statistics;
  • Liaise with Deputy Deans and Directors of Academic Programs to identify strategies for providing academic numeracy, basic mathematics and statistics support to students across year levels.

The position requires skills for identifying strategies for improving curriculum and assessment and delivery to support students’ academic numeracy needs. The successful applicant will have experience in numeracy, mathematics or statistics education, a high degree of initiative, decision making and communication skills. Although the position will be based on Parramatta Campus, the position holder will be expected to travel to other campuses in the course of their work.

More information here.

Applications close 12 May 2017.

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19 Jun 2017: Symposium On Stylus Enabled And Cloud-Based Tertiary Learning And Teaching In STEM Courses @ RMIT

Join us in this full-day symposium, in collaboration with RMIT University and Microsoft Australia. We invite you, as teaching faculty, to submit abstracts to support an oral presentation that focuses on evidence based best practices of how pen-enabled devices and cloud technologies can provide a means to drive student engagement, improved learning outcomes, and retention.

Today, the potential for technology to act as a major catalyst for educational change has never been more apparent. Educators are utilising technology to facilitate meaningful learning tasks that engage students collaboratively; while institutions are shifting towards using cloud-based computing and decentralised information technology services to transform the campus experience.

Where: RMIT University
When: 9.30am – 4.30pm, Monday 19 June 2017
Register by: 13 June 2017

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Senior Lecturer in Primary Mathematics and Learning and Teaching @ University of Hertfordshire, UK

This is an opportunity for an excellent teacher with UK QTS to join our friendly and highly motivated team of lecturers to teach primary mathematics on our Initial Teacher Education programmes and to contribute to the Learning and Teaching pathway of our undergraduate Education Studies degree. The University of Hertfordshire has a strong track record of excellence in ITE and a commitment to meeting the needs of students and school partners through undergraduate, PGCE and School Direct provision and programmes for others working in the field of education.

Are you a qualified, knowledgeable mathematics specialist and excellent classroom practitioner who could join our expert staff team, contribute to our programmes and inspire a range of learners? We are looking for someone who will be able to take a professional lead in primary mathematics within a year of appointment. You must have a strong understanding of pedagogy in primary mathematics teaching along with evidence of outstanding practice and your personal commitment to reflective learning and teaching.

More information here.

Applications close 21 March 2017.

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17 Mar 2017: Seminar, Di Warren @ UNSW

This week at UNSW there is a Teaching and Learning Seminar at 4pm on Friday 17th March. This is a combined Teaching and Learning and Statistics Seminar. Everyone is welcome, and  encouraged to stay afterwards for discussion with the speaker over wine and cheese.

Speaker: Dr Di Warren, from the University of Sydney
Title: Choose your own adventure: Increasing motivation for Stats Literacy in large first year cohorts
Time and place: 4pm, Friday 17th March, RC-4082. (The Red Centre Building, UNSW)

While a first year Stats course has the potential to be extremely interesting and relevant, students often report the exact opposite, especially in large compulsory service courses.
In order to motivate students, we have introduced a greater emphasis on Stats Literacy, including a collaborative, self-directed assessment, in which students present a report on data of their own choice. This seems to result in better engagement by both students and tutors.
We’ll discuss the challenges, constraints, and lessons, with some exemplars.
Plus a short discussion on the future of Stats tables!

About the speaker:
Di  is overseeing the major relaunch of first year Stats courses at the University of Sydney in 2018, in the context of the new degree architecture. She is passionate about student motivation and engagement through educational innovation. Her most recent project was `Improving Statistical Efficacy through Engaged Enquiry and Student-Driven  Research in a Large First Year Course’ funded by a Strategic Innovation Grant (2015).
Seminar co-coordinator: Diana Combe <diana@unsw.edu.au>

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30-31 May 2017: Teaching and Learning Conference 2017 @ Uni Melbourne

Teaching and Learning Conference 2017

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30-31 May 2017, Parkville campus (venue to be announced)

This conference is an opportunity for all University of Melbourne staff to meet and exchange ideas on the diverse range of approaches to, available support for and best practice examples of teaching and learning. It will cover five themes and feature a keynote by Prof. John Hattie, Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute and incoming Deputy Dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

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Call for abstracts Closing 5pm, 31 March 2017

Abstracts are invited from academic and professional staff of the University of Melbourne, and can be submitted for one of the following formats:

  • 10-minute oral presentation
  • 20-minute oral presentation
  • 60-minute interactive workshop
  • Poster presentation.

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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:



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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