Learning and Teaching

Resources

WAND

The West Australian Network for Dissemination (WAND) is one of the state-based networks funded by the Office for Learning and Teaching.

This inter-university network has the broad aim of facilitating sustainable, long-term enhancement of learning and teaching, nurturing a climate of collaboration and embedding innovation and good practice in W.A.

WAND works to develop, promote and disseminate across the state in an atmosphere of collaboration and extends an invitation to all academic staff to become involved in WAND activities and to connect with colleagues and the collective resources of this state’s universities.

TLF

The Teaching and Learning Forum is an annual conference, held in Perth, Western Australia initiated in 1992. The Teaching and Learning Forum continues the tradition of bringing together educators from Western Australian universities and colleges and beyond to discuss, share, and develop their ideas on issues confronting teaching and learning in the Higher Education sector.

The focus this year is to showcase Purveyors of Fine Learning; how learning and teaching has developed over the past 25 years. We hope to have many presentations on innovation and excellence in learning and teaching in the 21st century. We encourage presenters to develop interactive and collaborative activities within their presentations where appropriate.

We look forward to meeting you at Curtin University.

NEST Community: Networks for Enhancing the Scholarship of Teaching (blog)

Information on citations, awards, grants and fellowships that staff may apply for, or be nominated for. http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/NESTCommunity

The NEST Team manages national learning and teaching grants and internal and national awards. NEST is situated in the Centre for University Teaching and Learning. The NEST Community has been established to provide a forum for Murdoch University staff to discuss teaching and learning issues. This is usually in the form of information sessions and workshops, and research project dissemination events.

NEST promotes the aims of the OLT (Office for Learning and Teaching) and encourages Murdoch staff to apply for the range of funding available from OLT (grants, awards, citations and fellowships). Applicants are supported but the NEST team are every step of the applications process. The NEST team also manages the Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and the Vice Chancellor’s Citations.

NEST’s objectives include the development of pedagogical, project management and evaluation skills, as well as effective dissemination of OLT projects. The NEST Community has been established to provide a forum for Murdoch University staff to discuss teaching and learning issues. This is usually in the form of information sessions and workshops, and research project dissemination events.

The Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

The Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Learning and Teaching give recognition to teachers (individuals and teams) renowned for the excellence of their teaching, who have outstanding presentation skills and who have made a broad and deep contribution to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching at Murdoch University.

The VCs Citations for Excellence in Enhancing Learning

The VCs Citations for Excellence in Enhancing Learning recognise and reward the diverse contributions that individuals and teams make to the quality of student learning, particularly those who make a significant contributions to student learning in a specific area of responsibility over a sustained period at Murdoch.

OLT grants

The NEST team supports the application process at all stages. Our aim is to ensure your application has the maximum chance of success. All forms and supporting information will be supplied, along with due dates for each step. You will also be assigned an experienced reviewer to provide feedback on your draft and support your application preparation. The Grants Officer will arrange for institutional endorsement, and submission to the OLT, of your finished application.

OLT Awards:

The Australian Awards for University Teaching are designed to recognise quality teaching practice and outstanding contributions to student learning. It is intended that recipients, with the support of their institutions, will contribute to systemic change in learning and teaching through ongoing knowledge sharing and dissemination.

OLT Networks (of which WAND is one)

HERDSA

The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia is a scholarly society for people committed to the advancement of higher and tertiary education. It promotes the development of higher education policy, practice and the study of teaching and learning. HERDSA encourages and disseminates research on teaching and learning and higher education development. It also works to build strong academic communities.

Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows (OLT Fellowship holders ALTF)

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching (ISSOTL)

Ako Aotearoa (the NZ equivalent of the OLT)