HERDSA Notices 22 June 2022

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* HKU's Summer Sandbox Series: Signature Pedagogies
* Quad Fellowship: Australian STEM Experts for Applicant Review Process
* Job Vacancy - Online Education Designer
* Launch of the latest volume of the Australian Journal of Indigenous Education
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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HKU's Summer Sandbox Series: Signature Pedagogies
22 June - 26 July

Signature pedagogies refer to the “characteristic forms of teaching and learning that organize the fundamental ways in which future practitioners are educated for their new professions” (Shulman, 2005, p. 52). Different faculties in HKU are known for their signature pedagogies such as problem-based learning in clinical disciplines. Despite being rooted within a particular discipline, much can be learned from these signature pedagogies that could be potentially applied to our own teaching and learning. However, these signature pedagogies have mostly been designed and delivered in face-to-face mode. With the pandemic necessitating constant shifts among face-to-face, online, and hybrid modes of teaching and learning, signature pedagogies need to evolve in lockstep. Moving forward, HKU in its newest Teaching and Learning Strategy recommends that we consider the best blend of face-to-face and online learning (Recommendation # 21). Hence, this summer sandbox series will focus on addressing the following questions:
- What are the different signature pedagogies across faculties/disciplines?
- What can we learn from these signature pedagogies and how can we apply them to our own teaching and learning?
- How have these signature pedagogies evolved to address the challenges of online and hybrid teaching and learning?
- How can we blend the best of face-to-face and online modes in our signature pedagogies?

The Virtual Summer Sandbox consists of four sessions. All sessions will give the participants a space for creative thinking, expert feedback, and support. We shall adopt the following format:
- Presentation: This part will involve a presentation on key aspects of the signature pedagogy being featured.
- Group discussion: The second part will involve group discussions organized into theme-based breakout rooms allowing us the chance to join a community of learners.

This Summer Sandbox is organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL), the University of Hong Kong

Registration: https://www2.cetl.hku.hk/cetlevents/regist/485/registEvent.php?eventId=485

Further information: https://www.cetl.hku.hk/summer-sandbox-series-signature-pedagogie/


Quad Fellowship: Australian STEM Experts for Applicant Review Process
June 30, 2022

Dear Colleagues, greetings from IIE! We are excited to invite STEM experts from Australia to participate in a unique opportunity to help shape the inaugural cohort of the Quad Fellowship. (See link for details and a message from President Biden https://www.quadfellowship.org/)

The Quad Fellowship is a new scholarship designed to build ties among the next generation of scientists and technologists. This program will sponsor 100 exceptional Australian, Japanese, Indian, and American master’s and doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to study in the United States.

This is where we need your help! We are looking for experts in specific STEM fields to assist in the applicant review process. And for those who assist, we will provide a modest honorarium for your time.

For those interested, please see the accompanying link for more details or feel free to contact me directly. Thank you! - Jonathan

Further information: https://www.iiefeedback.org/se/612502255F0F0069


Job Vacancy - Online Education Designer
7 July

The position of Online Education Designer reports to the Senior Online Education Designer. The position will support the provision of high-quality online course and curriculum design support to the schools, and effective delivery of online education advancement activities across the University.



Launch of the latest volume of the Australian Journal of Indigenous Education
RSVP 12 July for 28 July

It is with great pleasure that Professor Bronwyn Fredericks, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement), invites you to attend the launch of the latest volume of the Australian Journal of Indigenous Education. AJIE has had a long history and we have now started an exciting future as an open access journal.

Join us either in person or via online to celebrate the latest volume released on the new website:

The launch will include presentations by the journal editors Professor Bronwyn Fredericks and Professor Martin Nakata as well as presentations by past and current authors who have published in The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education.

Date: Thursday 28 July 2022
Time: 12-2pm (AEST)
Location: UQ Art Museum foyer, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072 or online (zoom link will be provided when you RSVP)

Please RSVP by 12 July to:
Dr Katelyn Barney, AJIE Managing Editor
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit
Email: k.barney@uq.edu.au


New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

Social media academic networking – insights from first-year accounting university students’ experiences, Tehmina Khan, Michael Kend & Lan Anh Nguyen, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2022.2057449

Student evaluation of teaching: gender bias in a country at the forefront of gender equality, Margret Sigrun Sigudardottir, Gudbjorg Linda Rafnsdottir, Anna Helga Jónsdóttir & Dadi Mar Kristofersson, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2022.2087604

Priority setting in higher education research using a mixed methods approach, Tammie Choi, Claire Palermo, Mahbub Sarkar, Joy Whitton, Charlotte Rees & Allie Clemans, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2022.2082389

Assessment for inclusion: rethinking contemporary strategies in assessment design, Joanna Tai, Rola Ajjawi, Margaret Bearman, David Boud, Phillip Dawson & Trina Jorre de St Jorre, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2022.2057451



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