Category: Practice

Discussions around teaching practice.

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Electronic Exams Are Now Available!

Electronic exams are now available for suitable Macquarie University units. Electronic exams maintain all characteristics expected from supervised paper exams but are easier to mark, require no paper and make it easier to provide students with feedback. Find out more...

/ 13 July, 2018
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Meet the 2018 Arts Learning & Teaching Award Winners

Read about this year's Arts Learning and Teaching Award recipients and their outstanding work.

/ 12 July, 2018
Mariella Herberstein

Curriculum Architecture Feedback Results & Next Steps

Mariella Herberstein shares how the Curriculum Architecture project came about, what feedback the principles have received so far and what comes next.

/ 28 June, 2018
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Messaging Students In iLearn Made Easy With New Tool

A new tool being introduced in iLearn allows you to automatically send messages to students at certain times or when triggered by certain actions. Personalised Learning Designer (PLD), facilitates easier communication with your students and can potentially help with progression...

/ 28 June, 2018
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Navigate New Changes to the Assessment and Unit Guide Policies

This post outlines recent changes to the Assessment and Unit Guide Policies, which provide greater clarity and make them easier to navigate.

/ 28 June, 2018
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Faculty of Arts: Creating Session 2 Unit Readings In Leganto

A reminder to Faculty of Arts units using Leganto in Session 2 to send your reading lists to the Library soon, and information on training and how others can participate.

/ 26 June, 2018
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What Does A 19th Century Architect Have To Do With MQ’s Curriculum Architecture Project?

A brief history of the Macquarie Lighthouse and how its redesign in the 1880s relates to the suggested new approach to the curriculum architecture.

/ 20 June, 2018
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3 Ideas For Better Exams: Beyond Cramming And Forgetting…

Here are some considerations to help you develop more pedagogically-sound practice for exams; steering away from exam design that simply focuses on ‘recalling’ information, towards one that provides students with an opportunity to analyse, synthesise, create and apply their knowledge...

/ 20 June, 2018
MUIC think tank

MUIC Is Re-Designing Its Curriculum Too

After successful ThinkTank sessions, the Macquarie University International College (MUIC) is re-designing its curriculum by more effectively embedding academic literacies, authentic assessments, formative feedback, active learning and critical reflection.

/ 20 June, 2018