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Talking Teaching

UPCOMING WEBINARS PAST RECORDINGS

Talking Teaching is the Centre for Teaching and Learning’s university-wide Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoLT) webinar program. It provides a forum for SCU staff and guest presenters to share insights and discuss their SoLT research or research-based practice.

The program is designed to recognise, support and promote the scholarship of learning and teaching and scholarly approaches to teaching.

Each 1 hour lunchtime session will include a presentation with time for Q&A and discussion.

Webinar time: 12-1pm AEST where possible.

Online: Zoom or Collaborate links are made available as we progress through the progam.

Upcoming webinar:

The next webinars will be held on Wednesday 24 November and Wednesday 8 December to continue our conversations after the 2021 Scholarship of Learning and Teaching Symposium on 9, 10, and 11 November. Details will appear here once confirmed so watch this space!

For more information please contact: Tina van Eyk

Past webinar recordings:

DateDetailsLink to recording
29/09/21

Online Simulations: Scaffolding learning experiences with authentic assessment

Dr Paul Whitelaw from the Office of the PVC (Academic Innovation) - Hotel School Partnership.

How can we use online simulations to scaffold learning experiences and to create authentic assessments? Paul shares his experience about how online simulations can enhance the Southern Cross Model by using a “PlayerOne” approach to drive deeper student engagement and how “chasing the McGuffin” can drive authentic assessment.

Access the Online Simulations presentation PDF. At the end of the presentation, Paul shares further ideas and resources for an online simulations Community of Practice.

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25/08/21

Assessing student learning and capabilities without an exam - what can we do instead?

Prof Fiona Naumann from the Faculty of Health and Dr Geoff Lamberton from the Faculty of Business, Law and Arts share their alternative assessment strategies and techniques from a whole-of-course and unit perspective. Assessment principles with a focus on authentic assessment, scaffolding learning and assessment opportunities, using oral Vivas, providing timely feedback, transforming assessment online, and tips for marking efficiently.

Access the Assessing student learning and capabilities without an exam presentation PDF.

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28/07/21

Understanding and designing for cognitive load: How to enhance student success

Dr Raina Mason who has been practicing and researching in the field of cognitive load theory for 14 years shares practical ideas and strategies to assist your teaching to facilitate student learning.

Access the Understanding cognitive load presentation PDF

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23/6/21

Making things easier: Strategies for managing large cohorts

Elicia Kunst from the Faculty of Health, and Dr Anne Bellert and Dr Chris Zehntner from the Faculty of Education share their strategies for interacting with and teaching (large) cohorts of students - ways to enhance student outcomes, and improve quality of learning whilst being time-efficient.

Access the Strategies for managing large cohorts slide presentation PDF.

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26/5/21

The New Southern Cross Model: Lived Experiences of Teachers and Students

Dr Suzi Syme and Dr Sue Muloin with students Jasper and Stephanie share their Southern Cross Model experiences including strategies for early engagement and motivation. Dr Liz Goode shares summary details of key comments from student focus groups.

Access the Lived experiences new SC Model presentation PDF.

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21/04/21

Student voices: What really matters?

Students Noel, Liwen, Juana, Danielle, and Margaux share their experiences as students with Dr Mieke Witsel from the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Access the Talking Teaching webinar panel (includes question details and answers with recording times).

For analysis of student surveys, focus groups, and interview research conducted by colleagues from the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students) portfolio, refer to the Student Crew Report.

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24/03/21

Co-designing an engaging learning environment

Associate Professor Adele Wessell, Faculty of Business, Law and Arts and Chris King, Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Access Co-designing an engaging learning environment PDF

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25/11/20

Creating a discipline-based teaching team with a whole-of-course approach

Dr Raina Mason, SCU

Building A Discipline Team PowerPoint presentation

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22/10/20

Academic integrity is everyone’s business: Sharing and championing effective practices

Dr Suzi Syme, Dr Liz Goode and Dr Michael Brickhill, SCU College

Access the Empowering students with Academic Integrity PowerPoint presentation.

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09/09/20

Embedding employability into curriculum

Dr Michael Whelan, School of Environment, Science and Engineering

Access the Story Map presentation.

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12/08/20

Teaching online tutorials: an adaptive model to encourage student engagement

Emma Babbage, School of Law and Justice

Download slide presentation:Teaching online tutorials: PowerPoint files

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03/06/20

Teaching in the online space – Part 2

Lisa Jacka, School of Education and Steve Rowe, School of Business and Tourism

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13/05/20

Flexible online learning design and Covid-19

Dr Lisa Jacka, School of Education

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08/04/20

Online Student Engagement: Examples of good practice from the UK’s Open University 

Dr Pat Gillett, School of Business and Tourism

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