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Specialty Discussion Notebooks

Brian Elliott Smith, School of Global Japanese Studies, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan Terms them ‘sermon” notebooks which means ‘specialty’ in Japan. Started with lesson plan idea with simple rules for helping teach English. Students chose the topic, keep newspaper articles, things found on web etc. All they were supposed to do was come to class […]

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Beyond Integration or Adaptation: The Learning Challenge for Higher Education and Gen Y

Dr. Sharn Donnison, Faculty of Education, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Australia Start a conversation about how we look at transition and locating this in generational theory (Mannheim, 1952). 3 aspects of Mannhein’s generational theory- generational location, generation as actually, generation units. Generational location is about the time when you are born and what resources, opportunities […]

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Technology Wasn’t Invented by Generation Y

Kerry Maree Lee, School for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Faculty of Education, University of Auckland, Judy Kalopa, Auckland, New Zealand New Zealand has a large Pacific Island population which is growing rapidly.  Have a new School curriculum that has to be delivered for everybody and includes compulsory technology element of all children between ages […]

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Understanding the Digital Divide

A Closer Examination of the Application of Web 2.0 Technologies by Undergraduate Students. Dr. Liam Morgan, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia Presentation on the challenge notion of digital natives. Educause Horizons report and UNESCO CERI report all contributing to these intense debates on change in education but there is […]

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Subjectivity as a Tool for Clarifying Mismatches between Markers

Dr. Emma Medland, King’s Learning Institute, King’s College, London, London, UK Looking at PG certificate in Academic Practice. All assessments are double blind marked but external examiners said that there were too  many significant discrepancies so decided to carry out this research as had a lot of third marking. In educational development there are people […]

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Assessing & Developing Academic Literacy in 1st Year Health Undergraduates

Dr Sandra Sacre, Prof Robyn Nash, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia Looking at academic literacy specifically writing, used a diagnostic test, followed up with students on how they found it. Many students overestimate the level of their skills. Diagnostic tests need to be related to the disciplines. Used a tool from […]

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Simulacra of Empowerment?

An Exploration of Peer & Self-Assessment through the Narratives of Staff & Students Julian Bondy, Dr. Chloe Patton, School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia Gap in thinking/research on peer assessment. Peer and self assessment often used as a way of realising formative learning outcomes. Rhetoric about student centred learning but not much […]

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Reflections on International Conference on Learning: Day One

Have not blogged about all sessions, just the more interesting ones! Some thoughts from first day: Best conference opening  have been to – the Lion Dance  (pictured) and children were brilliant Very mixed conference-paper scope ranges from Schools to Unwishes; educational theory to practical case studies Interesting ideas from keynotes- theme of popular culture and […]

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Redistributing and recognising multiple capitals

Working against pedagogies of indifference Bob Lingard, The University of Queensland, Australia Definitions of pedagogy –there are pedagogies everywhere-museums, art galleries and digital – these challenge specifics of school pedagogies. Need for a rationale pedagogy that cuts across inequalities. Should be explicit about our pedagogies. Authentic pedagogies –Newmann identified 4 elements of authentic pedagogy, added […]

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A Review of Case Studies in an ICT Prescribed Text

Builds Soft Skills & Delivers Work Ready Graduates Dr. Joan Richardson, School of Business Information Technology, Dr. Paul Cerotti, School of Business Information Systems, Melbourne, John Pastoriza Pinol, School of Pinol, School of Business Information Technology Case studies are delivered in various ways due to technology. There are review cycles at the University which impact […]

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