Final project report for the Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Project (LTAS). This report covers the second-intake discipline groups of: Architecture, Building and Construction, Education and Science.
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Inquiry-oriented learning in science: transforming practice through forging new partnerships and perspectives
Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Project Report
IS-IT learning? Online interdisciplinary scenario-inquiry tasks for active learning in large, first year STEM courses
Good Practice Report: Assessment of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students
This good practice report, commissioned by the ALTC, provides a summative evaluation of useful outcomes and good practices from ALTC projects and fellowships on the assessment of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students. The report contains:
- a summative evaluation of the good practices and key outcomes for teaching and learning from completed ALTC projects and fellowships
- a literature review of the good practices and key outcomes for teaching and learning from national and international research
- the proposed outcomes and resources for teaching and learning which will be produced by current incomplete ALTC projects and fellowships
- identifies areas in which further work or development are appropriate.
Science Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Statement
Academic standards covering programs of study for graduates of bachelor degrees in science (not specifically the Bachelor of Science). These standards were developed as part of a demonstration project funded by the Australian Government in 2010-11 and facilitated by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. Academic institutions and teachers, professional bodies, accreditation bodies, employers and graduates participated in the development of minimum threshold learning outcomes for the discipline. The focus of these statements is the chemistry and mathematics disciplines.
Raising the profile of teaching and learning: scientists teaching scientists
Tertiary science education in the 21st century
New perspectives on service teaching: tapping into the student experience
Creating a student-centred online learning environment for report writing in the sciences and engineering
Physclips - multi-level, multi-media resources for teaching first year university physics
Despite its key position as an enabling discipline, physics content in school and university curricula is decreasing at an alarming rate. There is a real need for essential physics principles to be made widely available to an increasingly diverse group of students and academics. The Physclips package provides an excellent resource that specifically fills this critical gap. This is a very visual, engaging and easy to use introductory series into major physics principles. It takes an unashamedly rigorous approach. One of the outstanding features is the links to explain in an integrated manner, the mathematical principles supporting the physics. Other key features are the use of tutorials and animations. There is a very strong pedagogical foundation. For example, the authors have taken into account cognitive load theory, the use of narration to reinforce the animation and current web design approaches to produce this very sophisticated tool. The modules go into a good level of depth and detail and are designed such that they can be done at an individual’s own pace. This resource will be of use to anyone who wants and alternative platform to learn about the basics of physics and can be used either to support physics classes or to provide refresher or learning activities. Potential users include university and later year school students as well as teacher and academics who would like to refresh their knowledge. From a pedagogical perspective, these clips also act as excellent examples of how physics can be taught in an approachable and engaging manner. This is a user friendly interface that loads quickly and is readily navigable. It is also released through Creative Commons so there are no fees associated with its use. The videos require a Flash player. The clips currently cover Mechanics, Waves and Sound, Electricity and Magnetism. It is not clear whether further modules are planned. There are many physics videos and online resources available on the internet, but these Physclips packages are of the highest standard and will retain their relevance for many years to come.