Foundations of University Teaching and Learning continues with strong attendance of an average of 25 participants per ZOOM session, from across all colleges. ANU Distinguished Educators co-facilitate this program with Eleonora Quijada Cervoni (Course Convener) and Bhavani Kannan.
On 28 May, Distinguished Educator Professor Michael Platow shared his experience on Assessment in times of Covid-19, and reiterated that his priority was to engage his students to think and learn, rather than to ‘test’ them.
On 4 June, Distinguished Educator Professor Asmi Wood gave a heartfelt talk on Inclusive Teaching, highlighting the fact that ‘teaching’ is about communicating and connecting, and being inclusive, kind and respectful to our students and to each other.
On 11 June, we had the pleasure of sharing the ‘floor’ – or should we say the ‘screen’ – with Distinguished Educator Professor Michael Martin who inspired us to reflect about the fact that ‘although we are all in the same storm, we are not all in the same boat’, and encouraged us to do the best we can, to treat our students as individuals, and to show them we care! Michael led a stimulating discussion on Feedback and Evaluation of Teaching and Learning.
We need to keep the conversation going about teaching and learning, through developing frameworks and tools to enhance teaching. Participation in the Foundations of University Teaching and Learning program equips participants with these strategies and develops reflective practice to enhance teaching practice. It also provides support to become a fellow of the Higher Education Academy through the ANU Educational Fellowship Scheme.
The Semester 2 program commences 7 August 2020.
Foundations of University Teaching & Learning is convened by Eleonora Quijada Cervoni from the Continuing Education (CE) team – one of three teams in the ANU Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT).