Spotlight on Tertiary Teaching and Learning
The 2016 programme included the following session topics:
Succeeding in a tertiary environment involves the engagement of a number of different parties. It is now widely accepted that student success is down to more than just the student and their tutors. Learning skills advisors, advisors for priority groups, and family are all very important as well. This session approaches success from various perspectives and discusses strategies used in different subjects. It may also raise the question of what success actually means.
Learning-centred teaching is focused on ensuring students’ learning activities (i.e. what the student does), leads to the meeting of learning outcomes. Teaching with the objective of assisting students to interact with what needs to be learnt, shifts teaching from content to learning-centred. Presentations will focus on a range of approaches used to help tertiary educators incorporate active learning strategies.
Secondary-tertiary transition (parallel stream)
To meet the demands of the increasing pace of change in society, the need for tertiary education is becoming near universal. However, success as a learner in a tertiary institution usually requires more independence than is expected from secondary students, and can rely on quite different habits and capabilities. The presenters in this session will discuss a variety of such “gaps” that appear, and will showcase some exciting and effective strategies for supporting the secondary-tertiary transition.
Read about the 2013 Spotlight here.
The videos and presentations from this event can be seen here.