HERDSA Notices 16 May 2018

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* Teaching & Learning Breakfast Series 2018: Playful Acculturation to University Using LEGO Serious Play
* Project officer/Research assistant 1 year contract role
* Job No.: 577057: Senior Lecturer (Director Clinical Education) Monash Nursing and Midwifery
* 2nd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum (EAC) to be held at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
* Higher Education in the Headlines

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Teaching & Learning Breakfast Series 2018: Playful Acculturation to University Using LEGO Serious Play

Presenter: Dr Chad Habel, Academic Developer, Teaching Innovation Unit, University of South Australia

Details: If University represents a separate academic environment, culture, or 'habitus', this provides significant challenges for individuals entering the space. This is especially true if they have limited or negative experiences of formal education, which means that they may lack the skills, self-efficacy, or sense of belonging required to succeed in their studies.

Australian universities deliver Foundation Programs designed to assist in this transition, but these programs often focus on discipline-specific knowledge or technical skills, which while necessary may not be sufficient.

Drawing on academic literacies, complex system theory and playful learning approaches, this action research project provides 'acculturation' workshops to both experienced and new students using the LEGO Serious Play method and materials in order to help students articulate their own sense of apprehension and fears around being at University.

It also aims to connect them with others, help them to articulate their future or projected selves later in their studies and professional lives, and as promote nuanced conversations about academic culture and what is needed to adjust to it. As well as gathering data on this process of acculturation, the project offers unique methodological insights around the analysis of visual and potentially haptic data.

To registerhttps://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/unisa-presents-the-2018-teaching-and-learning-breakfast-series-tickets-45845992598

Start Date:         Thursday, 17 May 2018
Start Time:         8:00 AM
Finish Time:       9:00 AM
Venue: JS3-13A, Jeffrey Smart Building, City West campus
Other information:         A light breakfast will be served


Project officer/Research assistant 1 year contract role
20 May, 2018

Dear colleagues, 

We are advertising a project officer/research assistant role for someone interested in co-production/co-creation ideas in curriculum. Come join us in working with university curriculum partnerships with community, industry and students. Prior experience with higher education projects and qualitative and desktop research knowledge would be useful. 

· Penrith Campus (Kingswood)
· Remuneration Package $101,964 to $110,022
· Full-Time, Fixed-Term Position until 15 May 2019

Enquiries please email j.pizzica@westernsydney.edu.au

Further information: https://uws.nga.net.au/publicfiles/uws/jobs/5C7CA874-CB62-A643-2A91-A413....


Job No.: 577057: Senior Lecturer (Director Clinical Education) Monash Nursing and Midwifery
Tuesday 5 June 2018, 11:55 pm AEST

Monash Nursing and Midwifery are currently experiencing a period of exciting growth and as such we are seeking candidates that are leaders in their field to partner with us to further develop our world-class reputation. Become a part of the reason why Monash is ranked in the Top 1% of Universities in the World in Nursing and Midwifery.

As MNM Director of Clinical Education, the incumbent will provide strategic direction and will lead research and scholarship in the area of clinical placements and work-integrated learning in Nursing and Midwifery. Working alongside internal and external stakeholders the incumbent will drive strategic management and operations of clinical placements for MNM students. Contributing to forward planning, strengthening of networks and leading policy and process development and implementation, this is a key role within MNM. 

Monash Nursing and Midwifery are looking to expand our already strong academic team to ensure we continue to build on our culture of excellence within Nursing and Midwifery teaching and research and this opportunity will play a key role in ensuring this continues.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash jobs" (https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sDat...)

Enquirie: Professor Debra Griffiths, Head of School, Monash Nursing and Midwifery  +61 3 (9904 4640)

Position Description: https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sDat...

Further information http://careers.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/577057/senior-lecturer-dir...


2nd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum (EAC) to be held at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
15 July 2018

This is the second International Conference on English Across the Curriculum (EAC) to be held at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The conference and the pre-conference workshops will explore ways to enhance students’ English literacy in discipline content subjects via collaborations between academics from different disciplines and language teaching units. The conference aims to include multiple perspectives on EAC and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and expands the scholarship in this increasingly important aspect of education. Academics and educators from universities and schools are welcome.

Further information https://elc.polyu.edu.hk/conference/EAC/index.php/EAC/EAC2018


Higher Education in the Headlines

PNG uni VC arrested, charged | TIM DODD | Australian Higher Education | 16 May, 2018
Albert Schram, the respected former vice-chancellor of Papua New Guinea’s second largest university, was arrested last week.

Traditional Teaching May Deepen Inequality. Can a Different Approach Fix It? | Beckie Supiano | Chronicle of Higher Education | 11 May, 2018
A professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill uses inclusive teaching, which seeks to equalize opportunity for students from all backgrounds to participate and succeed in class.

India enters international student recruitment race |  Ellie Bothwell | Times Higher Education | 10 May, 2018
Country’s new internationalisation plan eschews revenue-focused approaches favoured by other countries