The 5th ACU Learning and Teaching Conference Exploring Excellence in Learning and Teaching at ACU is being hosted by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students, Learning and Teaching) and led by the Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC). The conference will be held on Friday 27 July at ACU’s North Sydney campus.
25 minute session including questions and discussion. NB: presentations must be interactive and engaging.
Presentation types that we will consider are: 'papers', 'nuts and bolts sessions', 'round-table discussions' and posters.
In a paper you would describe an approach to learning and teaching at ACU, ideally one that you have led yourself in your own teaching. You would then demonstrate the positive impacts it has had on students learning experience and outcomes. The practice will be justified by reference to scholarly educational literature. When presenting a paper, you are not to read from the paper. Instead, you will present your paper in an engaging way, to illustrate the approach being reported on, in ways that inspire others to mimic or copy that practice for themselves in their teaching.
Nuts and Bolts:
This style of presenting places explicit and deliberate focus on explaining how others could mimic or copy a good practice in learning and teaching that you have trialled and found to be successful in improving students’ learning experiences and/or learning outcomes. You should briefly describe the practice and what is good about it including reference to relevant scholarly literature. Then you should explain to others the ‘critical success factors’, ‘critical points of failure’ and procedural implementation details that would need to be taken account of if they wanted to do something similar. You may think of this style of presentation as a “how to” guide.
Round table discussions:
In this style of presenting you would start with an engaging (perhaps provocative) learning and teaching proposition or issue – for example “Peer and self-assessment should be used in all units from the first year onward”. You would then lead a discussion around that topic. Your role would be to encourage and support as much participation from those in attendance as possible. To submit a proposal for this style of presenting, first, state the proposition, then list and describe some of the key issues associated with it, together with references to supporting literature to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the area, and your ability to lead discussion around it. Describe the approach you would take to facilitating the discussion.
REGISTRATION, COFFEE AND REFRESHMENTS- Ryan Auditorium Foyer
Participants to move to the Ryan Auditorium
Welcome to Country: Uncle Neil, Gurringai Elder ACU Prayer: Father Anthony Casamento Vice Chancellor and President Professor Greg Craven [By video] Formal conference opening and Introduction of Keynoter: Professor Kevin Ashford-Rowe