Dates: Wednesday 26 April – Friday 28 April
Venue: UTS Broadway campus
APRIL 2017 WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
1. INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING.FUTURES IN QUALITATIVE TUTORIALS
This workshop is an introduction to some key approaches to facilitating successful student learning in discussion based tutorials (please choose the concurrent workshop ‘Learning.Futures in Quantitative Tutorials’ if you teach in STEM disciplines) . We will be discussing some of the fundamental things that can help students and teachers get the most out of these sessions, including: the purpose of tutorials; planning and running good tutorials; dealing with common issues; and how to build on your experiences in the context of Learning.Futures.
2. LEARNING.FUTURES IN QUANTITATIVE TUTORIALS – THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW CANCELLED
This workshop is designed for casual academics who are tutoring in subjects such as maths, finance, economics, accounting, science, and engineering, where is there is a quantitative focus and an expectation that students will develop their problem-solving skills and their understanding of difficult concepts. The session will suggest and demonstrate approaches for making these classes more active, engaging and inclusive so they produce better learning outcomes for students. You will also be introduced to the UTS services provided for students who may be need extra support for the subjects you are teaching.
3. ENGAGING STUDENTS WITH AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK
This session is for anyone who assesses student’s, provides feedback or designs formative and summative assessments. The Learning.Futures approach to assessment at UTS prioritises authentic assessment opportunities, as well as significant opportunities for students to receive feedback on their learning. We discuss how more traditional forms of assessment, such as essays and examinations, can be adapted to have greater application to real world settings. The session will also enable you to apply the principles of good assessment practice and feedback, not only as part of formal assessment, but also by making use of class or online activities; peer feedback; self-assessment and criteria benchmarking.
4. ACTIVE AND COLLABORATIVE LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM
This session is relevant for new and ongoing casual academics. In this workshop we will explore ways of starting off well with your students and encouraging effective learning and teaching from the beginning of semester in lectures and tutorials. Interpersonal interactions and engagement techniques aligned to the UTS Learning.Futures strategy will be explored. This highly participative session will enable you to experience the effects of various techniques and how your students may benefit from them.
5. ACTIVE LEARNING IN UTSONLINE
This workshop is for casual academics who would like to improve their students’ experiences of learning with UTSOnline. UTSOnline is utilised in all subjects taught across the university to support students’ active learning on campus, as well as online. In this session you will be introduced to ways of optimising the most significant and practical uses and features of UTSOnline. You will have an opportunity to engage in hands-on site design and to select from the workshop the elements that best meet your needs.
6. USING FEEDBACK TO DEVELOP STUDENTS’ WRITTEN AND ORAL COMMUNICATION CAPABILITIES
This workshop is designed for tutors and coordinators who are concerned about providing students with effective feedback. In the interactive workshop we will share a range of practical strategies to enable you to provide students with timely and useful feedback on their communication practices. We will focus on explicating assessment task requirements and incorporating learning activities to provide formative feedback. Participants are asked to bring sample assessment tasks from the subjects they teach to ensure the relevance and interactivity of the workshop.
All the workshops will be held at the UTS Broadway Campus. They will run from 10:30-1:00 and 2:00-4:30 and include a refreshment break (lunch is not provided).
To register your interest please go to REGISTRATION. Workshop places fill quickly so please register soon to avoid disappointment.
If you have any inquiries please contacl Enza.Mirabella@uts.edu.au