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14 Feb 2017: “Flip or Flop?” @ University of Sydney

“Flip or Flop?”: Considering the Flipped Learning Pedagogy in Curriculum Development

A seminar hosted for everyone interested in considering the flipped learning pedagogy in curriculum development.

Venue: University of Sydney, School of Maths and Stats, Carslaw Building Floor 5 (533a)
Time: February 14, 11am-2pm
Please let Di Warren (diana.warren@sydney.edu.au) know if you would like lunch provided.

Program
11-12 A Flipped Classroom Model to Teaching First Year Undergraduate Courses (Rena Bokosmaty)
12-1 Lunch
1-2 Designing Effective Flipped Learning Experiences (A/Prof Aberlardo Pardo)

Speakers:
Rena Bokosmaty is a postgraduate student researching flipped learning in Chemistry.
A/Prof Aberlardo Pardo specialises in technology enhanced learning in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering.

Abstract 1:
In the last decade, the Flipped Classroom Model (FCM) has received increased recognition for revolutionising traditional didactic teaching. This talk will outline the use of the FCM to renew the teaching style in first year undergraduate chemistry courses. These courses blend and integrate the use of guided-inquiry based learning activities with online learning activities to promote an active, student-centred learning environment with increased student-instructor and peer interactions. Personalised student support has been embedded in these courses leading to improvements in retention and student learning outcomes. This design has the potential to influence future initiative and provides valuable insight on how this FCM could be used and implemented in wider disciplines particularly in mathematics courses.

Abstract 2:
Student engagement is one of the indicators we usually focus when trying to improve the overall quality of a learning experience. The so-called flipped learning strategy proposes scheduling tasks for students to prepare a face-to-face session. There is increasing evidence showing that when properly done, this strategy does increase student satisfaction, but these findings are very sensitive to the learning context. In this talk we will explore an example of a flipped learning experience in the context of engineering education including techniques and design suggestions that can be applied to a wide variety of scenarios.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow in Multi-Vehicle Planning @ USyd

The Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) is based in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at The University of Sydney, and is dedicated to the research, development, application and dissemination of autonomous and intelligent robots and systems for operation in outdoor environments.

The ACFR is looking to grow its research capabilities in the area of motion planning and scheduling for intelligent and autonomous aerospace systems, with a focus on planning and/or scheduling for multi-vehicle systems, and its practical application in air traffic flow management. We are currently seeking a self-motivated and well-qualified researcher to conduct theoretical and applied research in this area.

More information here.

Applications close 20 January 2017.

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Associate Lecturer/Lecturer – Education Innovation @ USyd

The University of Sydney is advertising fixed term positions for Educational Innovators and Designers to assist with implementing the Educational part of our new strategic plan. One of these positions is for Maths and Stats and the Physical Sciences.

Positions are available in

  • Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Life and Environmental Sciences / Chemistry, and
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Physical Sciences or Behavioural Sciences; all within the Faculty of Science.

More information here.

Applications close 27 November 2016.

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Professor of Education (two positions) @ USyd

Applications are invited for two new professorial appointments in education at the University of Sydney.

The Faculty of Education and Social Work is currently one of 16 faculties at the University. In 2017, it will become the Sydney School of Education and Social Work within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to work towards the vision outlined in the University’s new 2016-20 Strategic Plan. This is your opportunity to be part of this exciting new future by joining a world-class community of scholars and leading excellence in research and teaching in your area of expertise. You will lead scholarship in your discipline both within the academic setting as well as across community, professional, commercial or industrial sectors, and work collegially to secure competitive research grants and further build your strong publication record in high status and impactful outlets.

Your international recognition for original, innovative and distinguished contributions to teaching, scholarship and research in any field of education will be highly regarded, and we welcome applications from candidates with strengths in one or more of the following areas:

  • curriculum, pedagogy and assessment
  • educational leadership
  • educational psychology
  • quantitative research methods
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.

More information here.

Applications close 25 October 2016.

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Statistics or Financial Mathematics and Statistics @ University of Sydney

We are currently seeking to appoint four accomplished academics to the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer to further strengthen our research standing and to strategically grow in the areas of statistics and financial mathematics. We will be appointing two statisticians and two academics with expertise in financial mathematics or statistics. People with research interests in other areas can apply but are unlikely to be considered unless they are so outstanding that a strong case for appointing them can be made independently of the current positions.

To succeed, you will be a talented and well-qualified mathematical scientist with expertise in an area that strengthens the school’s profile and/or contributes strategically to University activities. You will need to have appropriate skills and qualifications as outlined in the position description, including a PhD in mathematics or statistics or equivalent area.

If appointed, you will be expected to undertake duties consistent with an appointment at the Lecturer / Senior Lecturer level (Level B/C) on the Australian academic scale (roughly equivalent to a tenure-track Assistant Professor / Associate Professor position in the North American system). This will include: publishing scholarly papers in international peer-reviewed journals and presenting at conferences; supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students; teaching a range of courses to undergraduate students; and applying for external funding.

More information here.

Applications close 10 October 2016.

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