Engagement

Day 3: The teacher. What evidence-based strategies can teachers integrate into their educational practice to enhance student learning?

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Post written by guest authors Alexandra Webb, Lillian Smyth and Kat Esteves, ANU Medical School.   One of my daughter’s perennial-favourite books ‘You Can’t Take a Balloon Into the Metropolitan Museum’ is composed of PICTURES ONLY…..NO WORDS! So instead of reading words, the ‘reader’ is required to use the images […]

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Day 2: The educational environment. How do we create an environment that is conducive to learning?

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Post written by guest authors Alexandra Webb, Lillian Smyth and Kat Esteves, ANU Medical School.   Rembrandt’s ‘The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp’ (1632) visually demonstrates 3 important considerations when designing your educational environment to ensure it is conducive to student learning. 1. It matters how your learning environment […]

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Day 1: Let’s bust some myths about learning. What is learning? What myths do we need to bust before we begin exploring effective learning strategies?

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Post written by guest authors Alexandra Webb, Lillian Smyth and Kat Esteves, ANU Medical School.   How much do you know about the science behind the learning theories and paradigms you apply in the classroom? Let’s look at some common teaching beliefs and where they come from.   Let’s unpack […]

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The Science of Learning

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What do we know about how students learn? How does this inform the ways in which we educate students in the 21st Century? The science of learning is the scientific study of how people learn. What we currently understand about the science of learning comes from bringing together research from […]

News and Updates

Coffee Courses in 2020 

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  Coffee Courses paused 2020 has been an extraordinarily challenging year to date. With COVID-19, international travel restrictions and physical distancing measures impacting our University, the priorities in our team have shifted towards designing courses for remote delivery and facilitating training sessions to support our educators. As a result, we […]

Assessment and Feedback

Day 5: Issues and challenges

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What messages do assessments give students? “Every act of assessment gives a message to students about what they should be learning and how they should go about it.” (Boud, 1995, p. 2) This statement from David Boud in one of his early  papers critiquing traditional assessments reveals the main challenges […]