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23 May 2022

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As their Focus on Teaching week draws to a close, the Institute of Teaching and Learning (ITL) are pleased to announce two events taking place next week which include panel discussions on pursuing a teaching-focused career and the principles of effective assessment and design.

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Panel event: Spotlight on Teaching-Focused Careers in Higher Education

12pm – 1pm via Zoom 

If you are interested in pursuing a teaching-focused career path, this workshop will provide an opportunity to hear real-life insights from University colleagues who are doing just that.

Our three panelists will share their motivations, experiences and offer practical advice about how to shape a teaching-focused career in HE.. They will also answer your questions and explore what your next steps could be.

The panel will be led by Professor Hannah Cobb SFHEA (Professor of Archaeology and Pedagogy, Associate Director for eLearning and Teaching Innovation in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University Academic Lead for Academic Development in the Institute of Teaching and Learning), and she will be joined by Andrew Mawdsley SFHEA (Clinical Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy, Director of Teaching, Learning and Students for the School of Health Science), Dr Cecilia Medupin FHEA (Senior Lecturer in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences), Dr Jennifer O'Brien PFHEA (Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, Academic Lead for Sustainability, Teaching and Learning and Honorary ITL Fellow).

Friday, 27 May 2022

Designing effective assignments – practical strategies

9:30am - 11:30am via Zoom

Led by Dr Valeria Contronei-Baird, Senior Lecturer in the Williams Centre for Learning Advancement (WCLA) and the Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne. 

Well-designed assessment is key to engaging students in active and effective learning. When you design assessments, you should be designing a task that will demonstrate what and how students will learn. What you decide to assess should be closely aligned with the stated learning outcomes of your subject.

This online workshop will provide you with practical methods for designing effective assessment that aligns with the learning outcomes for your subject. This will include examples of a range of assessment designs and strategies to evaluate assessment types that best fit your subject learning outcomes.

On completion of this self-paced workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate what assessment for student learning is
  • Discuss the relevance of aligning assessment tasks to subject learning objectives in business education
  • Compare and contrast different types of assessment tasks
  • Design (or revise) an assessment task that aligns with your subject learning outcome(s)

Visit the ITL website for further information about booking, times and locations.