Professional Development on Demand
The Learning and Teaching Support (LTS) provides Professional Development workshops and sessions on demand that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each faculty, school or department.
Assessment as a tool for learning
An overview of types of assessment, how assessment affects learning, the conditions for effective feedback, and using criteria referenced marking.
Effective communities of practice (COP)
A look at how CoPs provide a defined time and ‘space' to create a learning community around certain themes or practices as a means of building personal and professional knowledge and expertise, and make effective use of a peer support network.
Evaluation of teaching & learning
Improving course and program student feedback – a look at other evaluation methods to evaluate student learning; ways to review students' feedback; and ways to close the loop after students have provided their feedback.
Supporting graduate qualities & skills
A workshop to develop resources, recommended professional development support and implementation processes which support academic staff and program teams to customise, map and embed graduate qualities at both the program and course level.
Intercultural skills in teaching
Establishes processes that will enable the University to develop programs that are transnational in content and pedagogical approach, with links to the USQ graduate quality of global citizenship. This workshop also provides practical strategies to deal with cross-cultural issues. Cultural awareness: managing your diverse classroom (PDF* 11kb)
Learning and teaching online
How learning can be improved and promoted with online tools and techniques.
Practical and theoretical considerations will be explored in relation to planning for effective teaching and learning which is student centred, knowledge rich, relevant to the community/discipline and assessment led.
Experiential & problem based learning
Aims to provide a sound grounding for using experiential learning, as well as how to use problem based learning to stimulate autonomous learning and students who can take control of their learning and take ownership of the material.
Dimensions of teaching - adapting
A session to look at alternative approaches that can be adopted when dealing with different types of classes. Looking at promoting learning in small groups, managing large groups, and introducing inclusive teaching for all levels of ability and diversities.
Embedding academic skills
How to integrate generic academic skills into course content across programs to make them relevant to students and to provide a scaffolded pathway to the development of such skills.
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