Health Sciences Learning and Teaching Showcase

Published: Wednesday 9th December 2015

The Faculty of Health Sciences Learning and Teaching Showcase provided a forum for FHS staff to share their experiences, initiatives and achievements in Learning and Teaching.

The Showcase was held at ACU’s Brisbane, Melbourne and North Sydney campuses on December 4.

There were presentations from staff at all campuses which explored the Showcase theme of REACH: Reflect, Explore, Aspire, Create (in the) Health Sciences.

Executive Dean, Professor Michelle Campbell said the event served as a platform to “Reflect on our achievements over the past year; Explore with our colleagues possibilities for sharing what we do well and what we can learn from others; Aspire for excellence as we plan for 2016; Create new and innovative ways of engaging with our students, our teaching colleagues and our community as we educate in the Health Sciences.”

It was an honour to have Professor Sue Kilpatrick, Pro Vice Chancellor (Students) from the University of Tasmania (UTAS), deliver the keynote address.

Professor Kilpatrick spoke about the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and shared insightful suggestions on achieving learning and teaching excellence.

The Showcase included a mix of local and national sessions via videoconference and poster presentations on a variety of topics such as; international community engagement experiences; Aboriginal ways of knowing, being and doing in the Social Work curriculum; simulation-based learning; classroom-based skills development learning; digital technology.

The School of Science team comprised of Dr Genevieve Morris, Dr Santha James, Dr Tanya Uebergang and Dr Belinda Martinac received the best poster prize for their poster presentation “Fundamentals of Biology Learning Module.”

Bre Jennings, Lecturer in Paramedicine from School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine received the runner up best poster prize for her poster on “Experiential learning theory in paramedicine practical classes.”

Matthew Pink, Associate Lecturer from School of Exercise Science, who presented via video conference on the topic “Facilitating quality and meaningful student learning during international community engagement”, was awarded the Dean’s Prize.

Associate Dean Learning and Teaching, Professor Karen Willis commended staff on the work achieved in learning and teaching.

“We have a very vibrant community of scholars who are engaged in many exciting learning and teaching projects, and our Showcase provides a great opportunity to see the results of projects, some completed and some in progress,” she said.

Over 150 staff from the Faculty, colleagues from other areas of the University, and external partners from the industry participated in this successful event.

For an overview of the day,