Rhiannon Hall

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How to create a learning community with students as partners

By Rhiannon Hall,

In the Biomedical Engineering school, Dr Nham Tran has created a community in which students and academics are able to collaborate on curriculum. We had a chat to Dr Tran and one of students to hear about how it works.

Finding the freedom to create in Mechatronics

By Rhiannon Hall,

As part of the FFYE Students as Partners theme, Dr Gavin Paul's studio has been trialling a collaborative and immersive learning experience in which students are mentored to develop their own learning goals.

Watch: Journey to a new degree with the AiR team

By Rhiannon Hall,

The collaboration between the AiR team and the LX.lab has come to an end, and we're wrapping things up with a look back at how and why the project came together.

Dr James Wakefield on innovation and student engagement

By Rhiannon Hall,

Dr James Wakefield was the recipient of a 2018 Universities Australia Citation for his contributions to student learning. Here he tells us about the work he has now been nationally recognised for, and the current landscape for learning and teaching.

Learning from Indigenous knowledge on the Great Western Semi-arid Ecology field trip

By Rhiannon Hall,

The Semi-arid Ecology field trip is a rare opportunity for students to learn Indigenous science and history on-country, from those who know it best. Dr Andy Leigh talks to us about the trip, and the importance of Indigenous scientific knowledge.

A chat with Social Impact Award winner Dr Jane Hunter

By Rhiannon Hall,

The winner of the UTS Social Impact award talks to us about her practice in training pre-service teachers.

A chat with Individual Teaching Award winner Dr Cathy Gorrie

By Rhiannon Hall,

On her award, tricks and tips, changes and challenges in teaching and more...

Build a sense of belonging and help students feel at home in your subject

By Rhiannon Hall,

There are many moving parts to student engagement, but an important one to remember is developing a sense of belonging for your students. Here are four resources to get started.

Message in a bottle from the 2018 Ascilite Conference

By Rhiannon Hall,

The theme for the 2018 Ascilite conference was Open Oceans: Learning without Borders. Come and take a dive with us into some of the discussion points that emerged from this year’s event.

Making space for mindfulness: tips on getting started

By Rhiannon Hall,

Last week we spoke with Lecturer Bernard Saliba about how's he been using mindfulness in his subjects to help students focus better in class. This week, Bernard runs us through a few tips for how to get started in giving your students some time in class to be mindful,...

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