Resource Library

The Resource Library contains a collection of higher education learning and teaching materials flowing from projects funded by the Commonwealth of Australia including those from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

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14 resources found.

Zen and the art of transdisciplinary postgraduate studies: Workshop Resources

Cynthia Mitchell
University of Technology, Sydney
2009
University of Technology, Sydney
Workshop Resources Download Document (434.24 KB)

 

This document is one of the outcomes resulting from a project focused on developing high quality outcomes and quality evaluation processes in transdisciplinary/ interdisciplinary research for use by students and supervisors. 

The project resulted in several outcomes that can be used together or independently including: a summary report; identification of quality criteria; a toolbox of ideas for practice. This resource provides workshop materials that can be used by supervisors or supervisor trainers (at any level) to develop improved understanding and practices in transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary research supervision. A companion resource provides a PowerPoint presentation that can be used with the workshop material. 

This resource includes a number of Word files containing worksheets that can be printed for use. The files include: a Presenter’s outline, including timing and a running sheet, and expected learning outcomes; Discussion Guides/Worksheets for participants; and a Feedback and Evaluation Form. 

The workshop requires participants to have undertaken an hour of preparation with the two key outcome documents from the project, the quality criteria document and the ideas for good practice document. These documents therefore also need to be provided to participants prior to a workshop. The workshop template provides guidance on the questions and discussion points that engage participants with the outcomes documents as student supervision. It provides guidance for reflection, group discussions, and effective sharing of ideas. 

These materials are very usable and draw on the substantial outcomes of the project. The workshop facilitator needs to be effective at managing the workshop but does not need greater expertise than the other participants. It could be run as a joint professional development session. 

The workshop takes 3 hours. This is not an overlong time for supervision training. However, a considerable period at the start revisits the issues of transdisciplinary/ interdisciplinary research and participants spend 20 minutes working individually reflecting on the quality criteria developed in the project. If participants do make themselves familiar with the materials, they could complete the initial individual reflection (20 minutes) prior to the workshop, allowing more focus on shared discussion.

Student Feedback and Leadership: Resource Portfolio

James Barber, Sandra Jones, Brenda Novak
RMIT University
2009
RMIT University
Resource portfolio Download Document (2.02 MB)

Zen and the art of transdisciplinary postgraduate studies: Ideas for good practice

Cynthia Mitchell
University of Technology, Sydney
2009
University of Technology, Sydney
Ideas for Good Practice Download Document (643.88 KB)

 

This document is one of the outcomes resulting from a project focused on developing high quality outcomes and quality evaluation processes in transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary research for use by students and supervisors. Experienced supervisors and students participated in workshop discussions on transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary research. Research literature on effective supervision was also examined. 

The project identified seven criteria to evaluate quality transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary research outcomes. This resource presents practical ideas to support quality research supervision. The intended reader is the research supervisor aiming to guide student research development. Students could also work from the ideas directly. 

Ideas for Practice presents 48 ideas or tools aligned into seven sections: Building Supervision Relationships; Positioning Yourself; Deepening Reflection; Engaging with Literature; Increasing External/Critical Engagement; Clarifying Research Question/ Research Focus; Distilling & Communicating Your Claims; and Structuring a Coherent Argument. The discussion relates each of the ideas to the quality criteria for transciplinary/interdisciplinary research study. 

Every idea is presented on a single page with very simple statements addressing the same key points: What's the big idea; Why is this such a good idea; Which criteria does this address; When might this be useful; What would it take to make this work; What resources might help. The ideas range from very specific, eg, Elevator Pitches (p. 49) to more general, eg, Write as a Student-Supervisor Team (p. 5). However, general ideas provide specific guidance on implementation. As Cynthia Mitchell notes, the document can be read from cover to cover or dipped into for ideas on specific issues. 

This resource can constitute a standalone professional development resource for supervisors to work through with their students. While suitable for experienced supervisors, it is likely to be of particular value to new supervisors looking for advice to assist their students.  

A very useful summary of activities to enhance student completion of quality research work in a timely manner is provided. While some aspects are specifically tied to transciplinary/interdisciplinary research studies, the ideas have generic applicability. The author also asks for feedback on the usefulness of the ideas and additional suggestions for resources or modifications.

The RED Report - Recognition, Enhancement, Development - The contribution of sessional teachers to higher education

Alisa Percy, Michele Scoufis, Sharon Parry, Allan Goody, Margaret Hicks, Ian Macdonald, Kay Martinez, Nick Szorenyi-Reischl, Yoni Ryan, Sandra Wills, Lynn Sheridan
The University of New South Wales
2008
The University of New South Wales
ACU National, JCU, SCU, UNE, UniSA, UoW, UWA
The RED Report Download Document (380.93 KB)
The RED Resource Download Document (799.5 KB)

The GREEN Report: The development of leadership capacity in higher education

Dr Geraldine Lefoe, Dominique Parrish, Professor Gail Hart, Associate Professor Heather Smigiel, Dr Linda Pannan
University of Wollongong
2008
University of Wollongong
Flinders, La Trobe, UTAS
Final report Download Document (1.36 MB)
Resource Download Document (4.21 MB)

Meeting the pedagogical needs of refugee students: Murdoch University Student Modules

Dr Jenny Silburn, Associate Professor Jaya Earnest
Murdoch University
2010
Murdoch University
Charles Darwin University, Curtin University of Technology
Resource Three Download Document (1.37 MB)

Meeting The Pedagogical Needs Resource One

Dr Jenny Silburn, Associate Professor Jaya Earnest
Murdoch University
2010
Murdoch University
Charles Darwin University, Curtin University of Technology

Meeting the pedagogical needs of refugee students: Curtin University Student Modules

Dr Jenny Silburn, Associate Professor Jaya Earnest
Murdoch University
2010
Murdoch University
Charles Darwin University, Curtin University of Technology
Resource One Download Document (1.22 MB)

Meeting the pedagogical needs of refugee students: Curtin University Academic Modules

Dr Jenny Silburn, Associate Professor Jaya Earnest
Murdoch University
2010
Murdoch University
Charles Darwin University, Curtin University of Technology
Resource Two Download Document (692.12 KB)

Meeting the pedagogical needs of refugee students: Murdoch University Academic Modules

Dr Jenny Silburn, Associate Professor Jaya Earnest
Murdoch University
2010
Murdoch University
Charles Darwin University, Curtin University of Technology
Resource Four Download Document (1.17 MB)

Meeting the pedagogical needs of refugee students: Curtin University Academic Modules

Dr Jenny Silburn, Associate Professor Jaya Earnest
Murdoch University
2010
Murdoch University
Charles Darwin University, Curtin University of Technology
Resource Two Download Document (692.12 KB)

Ideas of leadership underpinning proposals to the Carrick Institute

Professor Don Anderson, Professor Richard Johnson
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited
2006
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited
A review of proposals Download Document (62.34 KB)

Issues in the Development of Leadership for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Dr Stephen J. Marshall
Macquarie University
2008
Macquarie University
Report Download Document (64.88 KB)

Interprofessional Health Education in Australia: The Way Forward

Cheryl Bell, Roger Dunston, Terry Fitzgerald, Geof Hawke, Adrian Lee, Alison Lee, Lynda Matthews, Gillian Nisbet, Rosalie Pockett, Diana Slade, Jill Thistlethwaite, Jill White
University of Technology, Sydney
2009
University of Technology, Sydney
Sydney
Position paper Download Document (3.39 MB)