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Guest Lecture at UniMelb- Mentoring first-year female students in STEM degrees

We are very pleased to be hosting a guest lecture by Jackie Reid, Lecturer in Statistics and First Year Learning and Teaching Coordinator (Science and Technology), at the University of New England.melb uni maths bld tree

Balancing the Equation: A mentoring program for first-year female students enrolled in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)

Thursday 27th August, 3-345 pm

Location: Richard Berry-M01 (Russell Love Theatre), School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville.

Further details. RSVP to joann.cattlin@unimelb.edu.au

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Mathematics Pathways for VET students – new online courses

The Mathematics Pathways website has been developed from an Office for Learning and Teaching project, ’Development of mathematical pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses’.  This project is led by Prof Sue Kilpatrick from the University of Tasmania with partners Flinders University, James Cook University and the University of Notre Dame Australia, as well as their VET counterparts TasTAFE, TAFE SA, West Coast Institute and Tropical North Queensland TAFE .

Partner Universities and VET institutions have worked together to develop pathways which improve the readiness of students entering into specific university courses in  engineering, education, business and health science.  The pathways incorporate real world /contextualised maths applications that align to the VET experience of students and bridge the gap between common VET qualifications and related higher education courses.  Use of these pathways will increase the success of VET articulating students by building mathematics confidence, skill and readiness for their chosen field of study.  The mathematics pathways website is an Open Education Resource and free to all users.

 The pathways can be found at http://www.utas.edu.au/mathematics-pathways/

If you have any questions or feedback on the resources please contact the project manager, Robin Barnes at robin.barnes@utas.edu.au

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How to use peer review to support teaching

If you are considering ways of developing a supportive local culture around teaching practice the  Peer Review of Teaching project may be of interest to you.  This site has a number of videos and guides to establishing peer review for staff development in teaching.  This OLT project was a partnership between Macquarie University (Australia, lead institution), La Trobe University (Australia), Lund University (Sweden) and The University of Pretoria (South Africa).

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