Panel

Day 1

Time 11.25am

Room AMDC301

Engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, pedagogies and curriculum

Professor Andrew Gunstone, Andrew Peters, Angela Burt & Sadie Heckenberg

Panel sessions offer the opportunity to explore a topic with presentations and audience discussion.

The panellists in this session will discuss their experiences and examine approaches regarding engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, pedagogies and curriculum. The panellists will explore a range of critical debates and questions, including: What are ‘best practices’ when engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, pedagogies and curriculum? What contributions can Higher Education and PAVE make to engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, pedagogies and curriculum? What are the issues for different disciplines, such as arts, business, design, education, health, humanities, law and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)? How do we prepare our students to be inter-culturally competent professionals? How is institutional readiness created for engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, pedagogies and curriculum?

 

Panel

Day 2

Time 9.15am

Room AMDC301

Learning analytics: Helping teachers to help students

Professor Glen Bates (PVC Student Advancement), Vivian Allard (International and Students), Kym Nguyen (International and Students),  Wayne Jencke (Education and Quality) & Anthony Osborne (Swinburne Student Union) 

Chair:  Glen Jackson (LTU)

Panel sessions offer the opportunity to explore a topic with presentations and audience discussion.

Learning Analytics is touted as being a powerful force for good in education, but asking the right questions of the data and interpreting it with a critical eye are important factors in using it to successfully help teachers to help their students. This panel brings together five people from multiple teams within the university to discuss some ideas in this field and to share some of their hands-on experiences.

 

Time 11.20am

Room AMDC301

Engaging and supporting online students

Susan Roberts (Information Resources), Barbara Evans (FBL), Bopha Roden (FBL), Sandra Wyatt (FHAD) & Brenton Williams (Student)

Chair: A/Prof Elizabeth Branigan

Open University Australia (OUA)’s Community of Practice at Swinburne University of Technology has formed a discussion panel to present ‘Engaging and supporting online students’. Chaired by Associate Professor Elizabeth Branigan this session meets the specific needs of the OUA teaching staff as well as showcasing how OUA teachers engage and support online students. Insights from teachers, a librarian and a student on how to engage online students and support them will be shared. Swinburne Student Union OUA Representative Brenton Williams, representing the student population, will explain ‘what students like’, including what is engaging and supportive for students. From the framework and underlying structures that support online learning to focus on delivery items, psychology student Brenton will guide us through what works best for online students with specific examples. How we deliver what students want and the engagement and support online is explored by Dr Sandra Wyatt from Applied Statistics within the Department of Statistics, Data Science and Epidemiology, Faculty of Health, Arts and Design. Experienced online convenor Dr Wyatt will tell how to ensure tutors fulfil their role to deliver a quality online experience for students. Senior Lecturer Barbara Evans will follow with a description of challenges for teachers new to online teaching and the importance of handover. Barbara will warn of the disruption ‘dis-continuity’ can cause and explain how she nearly succeeded, translating 20 years on-campus delivery to online delivery. The responsibilities of the convenor and the tutor are articulated. The Library’s Liaison Team Leader (Online Education) Susan Roberts will describe how the modern university library supports online teachers and students, using examples of how to make quality, robust access to online reference materials and other library support.