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Talking About ...
Learning Transformations Unit
Learning Transformations at Swinburne present 'Talking About ...’, discussions to inspire and enable Swinburne educators through the authentic teaching experiences of their colleagues.
May 23, 2021
S1E06 - Talking About Rethinking Assessment for Student Interest and Meaning
In this podcast Liz Levin (Director of Undergraduate Programs) shares inspiring examples of assessment tasks that students can carry into their future lives. Her insights for rethinking assessments are centred around the questions: ‘What are we assessing? Why are we assessing? and How are we assessing?
Dec 21, 2020
S1E05 - Talking About Extending Design Students using Authentic Assessment
In 2020, Edwina McGonagle's interior design students have tackled real life scenarios that extend their normal choices of style to produce pre-recorded client briefs, digital reference books and blogs. In this podcast, Edwina discusses her approach to designing authentic assessment, and embracing the Adobe Creative Cloud and support provided by the LTU with learning designer Sarah Jellie.
Nov 15, 2020
S1E04 - Talking About Authentic Engineering Assessments with Socio-Environmental Impact
An Authentic Engineering Assessment in Sarawak gives students the opportunity to enhance their research skills and explore the socio-environmental impacts that engineering decisions have on local communities. In this podcast, Course Coordinator Dr. Elammaran Jayamani (Sarawak) and his student Haripratshanth Palani Velayda Shanmugasundram reflect on their experience of an authentic assessment which sees students propose sustainable energy sources for small regional communities.
Sep 2, 2020
S1E03 - Talking About Feedback for Learning
Feedback is not always a simple thing to do but, it can be such an effective thing to do. If you can provide engaging, specific and well-structured feedback to students it will help them navigate this difficult period. In this podcast Linda Corrin speaks to Ashley Starford about the feedback strategies he is using as an ELICOS instructor.
Aug 3, 2020
S1E02.1 (Extract) – Talking About Effective Peer Review Online
Peer Review was used to help develop students' critical thinking and communication skills in the 3rd year undergraduate unit Advanced Topics in Neuroscience at Swinburne. In this podcast extract James Kean (Convenor) discusses how he managed this.
Jun 24, 2020
S1E02 - Talking About Effective Groupwork Online
In this podcast James Kean (Associate Investigator, Centre for Human Psychopharmacology) discusses how he implements and manages groupwork in his 3rd year undergraduate unit Advanced Topics in neuroscience at Swinburne for increased engagement and a sense of community.
Jun 18, 2020
S1E01 - Talking About Maximising Active Learning Online
In this podcast Dr. Asanka Gunasekara (Lecturer, Management in the Faculty of Business and Law) discusses the challenges of teaching large, diverse student cohorts and a variety of teaching strategies in the online context so that all students have an opportunity to actively engage.