Beyond the Paper is a new podcast, supported by the Faculty of Human Sciences Research Enriched Teaching SPG, in which student hosts from Macquarie University interview a researcher in their field of study, focusing on the story behind a piece of published research. It is being co-ordinated by Dr Nick Wilson. The hosts are typically 3rd year undergraduate students who have been matched with the topic and have read the paper under discussion.

The aim is to provide the podcast as supplementary material in units where the research is featured, and to make the research more accessible to undergraduate students. It is hoped that this will add value to published papers in terms of the way they are used in teaching. The podcast will be made available to all unit convenors at Macquarie University via an iLearn community page and on Soundcloud so that the podcasts can easily be embedded in relevant units, and your research will reach a wider audience.

Feel free to listen to the episodes we have already recorded to get a taste of what it’s all about:

Having recorded 5 episodes so far with researchers in the Department of Linguistics, we are now seeking more interviewees and are expanding to recruit interviewees from across the Faculty of Human Sciences.

If you are interested in talking about your research to an undergraduate audience, please contact Nick Wilson to discuss a timeslot Recording sessions will not last more than one hour. ECRs are particularly encouraged to participate. If supervisors think it is appropriate, then they could encourage their PhD students to take part.

If you need a reason to take part, aside for the fact that you’d like to talk about your research, then consider that this is one way of addressing the “Scholarship of Integration” criterion of the Macquarie University promotions framework.

Recordings take place on Fridays during session 2 2018, at a mutually convenient time, in the Department of Linguistics recording studio (Room 549, 12 Second Way).

Written by Dr. Nick Wilson (Department of Linguistics)

Posted by Kylie Coaldrake

Learning and Teaching Development Coordinator Office of PVC (Learning and Teaching)

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