Tuesday, May 26, 2009

ANU Festival of Teaching

ANU is holding its Festival of Teaching, Wednesday 10 & Thursday 11 June 2009 in Canberra. While mostly for ANU teaching staff, there is usually room for interested educators from other institutions (contact the PVC Education). Video and audio from the 2008 Festival of Teaching are available.
Festival of Teaching
Inspiring Teaching
Wednesday 10 & Thursday 11 June 2009

9.15 am Welcome and opening: Professor Ian Chubb AC, Vice-Chancellor
Introduced by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lawrence Cram
9.30 to 10.30am Keynote address: Professor Trevor Gale
Director, National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, UniSA

Trevor Gale is Professor of Education and the founding director of the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education; an Australian Government funded research centre hosted by the University of South Australia. Previously he was Associate Dean (Research Degrees) in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, where he also taught courses in the sociology of teaching, policy sociology, and qualitative research methodology.

10.30 to 11.00am Morning tea

11.00 to 12.30 am What inspires teaching? What inspires learning?
Introduced and facilitated by Associate Professor Richard Baker, Deputy Dean ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment; ANU College of Physical Sciences

Undergraduate and postgraduate student presentations
Sham Sara
Tom Galvin
Tegan Kelly

Presentations from Directors and Deans
Professor Chris Baker
Professor Joan Beaumont
Professor Aidan Byrne
Professor Michael Coper
12:30 to 2.00pm
Break out groups: Inspiring teaching; inspiring learning
Groups facilitated by
James Meek
Megan Poore
Gerry Corrigan
Jonathan Powles

2.00 to 3.00pm From Inspiration to Action
Reports and conclusions from break out groups: moderated by Dr Elizabeth Beckmann, CEDAM

3.00pm Afternoon tea

9.15 am Keynote addresses Associate Professor Marnie Hughes Warrington
2008 winner Prime Minister’s Award for University Teacher of the Year
Introduced by Associate Professor Alex Clarke, Deputy Dean, College of Business and Economics

In the ten years that Marnie Hughes-Warrington has taught at Macquarie University, she has worked to create learning and teaching environments in which students and staff can engage in innovation by being historians. As a teacher she seeks to expand the breadth of students' historical thinking, taking them from thirteen billion years of history in thirteen weeks in a first year, first semester course, to the sometimes acrimonious debates about the role of history in society today in upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses. Students use metaphor, creative research tasks and self-assessment to shape and reshape narratives about the world and about themselves, and to reflect upon their learning so that they are able to grow as historians for the rest of their lives. The students' experiences, in turn, have inspired her research and publications on the nature of history, world history and historical films, and her work with schools and organisations such as the National Curriculum Board and the United Nations.

10.15am Morning tea

10.45 to 11.00am Presentations from teaching enhancement grant winners and students teaching award winners
Introduced by Dr Denise Ferris, Associate Dean (Education) CASS

1045-1100 Lindy Orthia (Winner, ResearchFest award for Excellence in Tutoring)
Inspiring Teaching - Inspiring Teachers to Teach

1100-1115 Wayne Morgan, Law How to (Un)Inspire Students
1115-1130 Paul Chen, CBE Academy Awards and Nobel Prizes: The Impact of
1130-1145 Daniel Martin, CASS From reading brick to listening playlist: podcasting in Spanish
1145-1200 Molly O’Brien, Law Teaching Evidence in Context
1200-1215 Henry Gardner, Martin Jolly, Clem Baker-Finch

Over lunch, in and around the foyer: presentations from
Tutors Support Network: Fringe Festival
Megan Poore: CASS/CAP Education Innovation Project
Sharon Peoples, Beth Beckmann, Kylie Message:
Exploring museums and heritage: student-created digital teaching resources
1.30 to 2.30pm Wattle Information Session
2.30 to 4.30pm Wattle Getting Started for New Users Workshop

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