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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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14 Feb 2017: Thomas Wong @ University of Melbourne

Learning and Teaching Seminars
Mathematics and Statistics Learning Centre
University of Melbourne

Title: CALC 101 – A survival guide for first year lecturers
Dr Thomas Wong, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne

Date: Tue 14th February 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Evan Williams Lecture Theatre, Room G03, Ground Floor, Peter Hall Building

Abstract: Unmotivated students? Empty consultation hours? Low student participation? A first year classroom can be very unforgiving, even for experienced lecturers. During my time teaching as a graduate student, I explicitly targeted these issues via the use of several alternative teaching methods. Two techniques of particular interest are a LaTeX typesetting requirement for assignment submissions and the use of an online forum for students to promote student interaction. In this seminar, I will present my implementation of these techniques through a sample of the materials from the course.

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