HERDSA Notices 25 November 2020

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* HERDSA 2021 Conference - Call for new abstracts now open
* Academic Development SIG Virtual Cafe Chat
* HERDSA Webinar: Sustainability in Learning and Teaching: Making It Happen
* New Lecturer Role opportunity, Work-Integrated Learning (Education focused) University of Sydney Business School
* Webinar- Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching (MELT): forging connections
* Book launch: Exploring University Teaching and Learning: Experience and Context
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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HERDSA 2021 Conference - Call for new abstracts now open
deadline: 22 January 2021

The HERDSA 2021 Conference Committee invites you to submit an abstract for inclusion in the HERDSA 2021 Annual Conference program as a showcase, round table discussion or poster presentation. Submit your abstract before the deadline on Friday 22 January 2021 (AEST) to be considered. For more information on submission guidelines and to download the template, please visit the conference website: https://conference.herdsa.org.au/2021/abstracts/

Further information: https://conference.herdsa.org.au/2021/abstracts/


Academic Development SIG Virtual Cafe Chat
December 4, 3:30 pm NZ time

In light of the recent call for proposals for a special issue of IJAD: Academic Development in Times of Crisis (500 word proposals due February 1, 2021), the Academic Development SIG is organising a Virtual Café Chat for colleagues to connect, discuss topics they think would be good to be included / researched for this special issue, and set up writing collaborations. Advice on IJAD’s requirements will be provided by a member of the IJAD editorial team.
Suggested preparation for the meeting: Kathryn Sutherland’s article on Holistic Academic Development: IJAD 23(4), 261-273, https://doi.org/10.1080/1360144X.2018.1524571.
Join us on December 4, 3:30 NZ time (1:30 pm Australian Eastern) on https://canterbury.zoom.us/j/98687364576


HERDSA Webinar: Sustainability in Learning and Teaching: Making It Happen.

Dr Tahl Kestin (Monash University), Professor Kathryn Williams (The University of Melbourne) and Associate Professor Harsh Suri (Deakin University) 

Sustainability in Learning and Teaching: Making it Happen offers three essential perspectives on why a focus on sustainability must be central for higher education institutions, and how this focus on sustainability can be embedded into learning and teaching. To be shared in the webinar will be guiding resources, practical strategies and concrete examples. The webinar will bring together insights borne of major projects and of extensive practice of effecting change at both institutional and disciplinary levels. With the need for work towards a more sustainable planet growing ever more urgent, the webinar will offer a powerful, practical opportunity to reflect upon our roles and potential as educators to support a more sustainable future. 

The Sustainable Development Goals in Higher Education
Dr Tahl Kestin (Monash University): 

Integrating Sustainability in Science Curricula 
Professor Kathryn Williams (University of Melbourne)

Integrating Sustainability in Mainstream Business Curricula
Associate Professor Harsh Suri (Deakin University)

Further information: https://www.herdsa.org.au/content/herdsa-webinar-series


New Lecturer Role opportunity, Work-Integrated Learning (Education focused) University of Sydney Business School
1:30pm, 6 December 2020

The Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Hub at the University of Sydney Business School invites applicants for the position of Education-focused Lecturer in Work-Integrated Learning (Level B). Education-focused roles are a specialised category of academic engagement reserved for talented educators with a passion for, and demonstrated excellence in, pedagogical practice and design. Our WIL Hub is highly regarded and collegial. You will join a dynamic group teaching in WIL for undergraduate and postgraduate business students. Current research and teaching covers; Placement and Non-Placement WIL, Career and Employability Learning, preparation for WIL learning, employability and WIL strategy, graduate quality skills, business communications and professional identity formation, digital badging and education technology for scaling and expanding WIL. The WIL Hub consistently has its research rated as above world average in education ERA assessments.

Further information: https://sydney.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs.checkJobDetailsNewAppl...


Webinar- Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching (MELT): forging connections
Wenesday 2nd December 2020: 2.30pm Adelaide time (4am UTC)

Join colleagues from the University of Adelaide, James Cook University and Monash University in this webinar on the Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching, or MELT for short. The MELT not only foster, but rely on, the professional judgement of teachers to design and implement learning that students get their teeth into. The first mechanism for this teacher engagement is adaptation of one’s own MELT, so that it is fit-for-context. It was not an academic decision to create that mechanism but an organic one. As the archetypal MELT, the Research Skill Development (RSD) framework, was piloted and evaluated in numerous universities from 2006 to 2016, what emerged alongside the use of the RSD were frameworks based on its parameters but adapted by educators to fit their context. These models included: the Work Skill Development framework by Sue Bandaranaike- JCU; the Clinical Reflection Skills Framework by Cathy Snelling & Sophie Karanicolas- UoAdelaide; the Optimising Problem Solving framework by Dorothy Missingham and tutors- UoAdelaide; the Digital Skills Development framework by Lyn Torres and Amber McLeod- Monashu Uni; Research Mountain a song for ECE by Marsha Seebohm, Elizabeth North Primary; and the i-Talitali framework by Narsamma Lingam and Rosarine Rafai of the Uni South Pacific. These and other MELT, as we called them retrospectively, share the same parameters but use appropriate terminology and configuration to speak into their context. The combination of something in common, something different is one of the features of the MELT that can help forge connections across disparate contexts to help students see, not a lot of individual educational trees, but their own forest of learning.

Authors of some of the above MELT will briefly discuss the thinking underlying the development of their model.

All the above models have been published separately and are also appear in the MELT book, published as Open Access by Springer in April. You might want to browse the book in advance of the webinar https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-15-2683-1

See also www.melt.edu.au

Further information: and to register https://adelaide.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrfu-vrzIrHNPZMslD6ogQ37wW6m...


Book launch: Exploring University Teaching and Learning: Experience and Context
10 December 

Melbourne CSHE is pleased to launch the new book entitled Exploring University Teaching and Learning: Experience and Context by Keith Trigwell and Michael Prosser.

Paul Ashwin will provide an introduction and William Locke will chair this book launch. The authors, Keith Trigwell and Michael Prosser will discuss elements of the book’s focus on university teachers’ experience of teaching and learning.

Register online at https://melbourne-cshe.unimelb.edu.au/events/book-launch-exploring-unive...

Further Information: dina.uzhegova@unimelb.edu.au


New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

Comparison of workload and academic performances of transfer and native students in an Asian educational context, Kin Cheung, Eric S. W. Chan, Jeremy Ng, Hilda Tsang & Hong-va Leong, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1845619

Peer review of teaching in Australian higher education: a systematic review, Alexandra L. Johnston, Chi Baik & Andrea Chester, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1845124

Making connections: authenticity and alienation within students’ relationships in higher education, Karen Gravett & Naomi E. Winstone, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1842335