Discussion groups

Learning & Teaching Interactive Discussion

Facilitators from the Faculty Curriculum,¬†Learning and Teaching Committee will be on hand to guide the discussion, using some broad questions, and provide input as required. Simply choose the theme that you would most like to discuss and head to the appropriate room. Groups can record their discussion in an online collaborative document (google doc) – click on the hyperlink under ‘Theme’.

Room Theme Description (broad nature of topics to be discussed) Facilitators
111 (Gold) Online Online Learning Model, strategies to encourage online interaction (peer to peer, staff to student) Rachael Fox, Pete Millett
127 (Pitch Zone) Assessment Assessment design, feedback and online marking Michael Kemp, Emmett Berry
108 (Yellow) International Role of short study programs and international work placements, refining teaching materials to support students with basic English skills Jeff Gosper, Shevahn Telfser
109 (Blue) First Year First year subject design, orientation, strategies to encourage progress, first-year foundation subjects Ian Manock, Jim Morgan
110 (Red) Moderation & External Benchmarking Moderation for genuine improvements in subject quality, challenges and advantages of the current online moderation database, benefits and barriers to external benchmarking Jenny Kent, Greg Weppner

The objectives of this session are as follows:

  • For staff to network with colleagues from across the Faculty and Study Centre
  • For staff to share good practice and discuss challenges and successes in their own subjects and courses
  • For staff to learn more about the Divisions and Office for Students, and gain a greater understanding of how the Faculty can work more closely with these staff to achieve better outcomes for our students
  • For staff to give feedback to the Faculty and Divisions around areas for future professional development and support