All posts by Lilia Mantai

Lilia's PhD was on the role of social support in the development of researcher identities in the PhD. She is a Higher Ed professional, passionate about education, research, and providing support to staff and students.

Beni Hassan Research Group: Penelope Blake, Hannah Vogel, Shannon Collis, Nicolle Leary. Photo by Mike Catabay for LIH

Real skills learned during hands-on authentic research

Lack of hierarchy in learning is a critical aspect of true partnership. Check out what students thought in this research project.

/ 28 November, 2018
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The Journey Of A Learning & Teaching Philosophy

Find out how MUIC (Macquarie University International College) developed its learning and teaching philosophy, how they introduced it to their community, and how they make it work.

/ 16 August, 2018
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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
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Punk Rock Inspired Teaching Philosophy

MUIC is currently planning a curriculum redesign project and the Learning Innovation Hub (LIH) are supporting them in this process. We asked MUIC staff to write their individual teaching philosophies. I invited Dr Can Yalcinkaya, Diploma Senior Teacher, to share...

/ 5 April, 2018
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Reflection for Learning – The Basics

This post looks at different models of reflection and how to apply reflective tasks in your teaching.

/ 2 March, 2018
Thinking - Photo Mike Catabay for LIH

Do You Have A Teaching Philosophy?

Do you have a teaching philosophy? It’s a definite advantage to have one prepared, so here are some pointers.

/ 14 December, 2017
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Looking To Engage Your Students (and everyone else) With Your Research?

Some ideas to package research differently and boost the impact of your research ideas in your teaching practice and beyond.

/ 30 November, 2017
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Turn Feedback into Feedforward or a Degustation Menu

Lessons learned from a recent workshop on feedback, based on a large-scale Australian project titled ‘Feedback for Learning: Closing the Assessment Loop’.

/ 15 November, 2017

Pracademics – Teaching during the PHD

For this article we asked Learning Innovation Hub Senior Learning Designer and Teche regular Dr Lilia Mantai, who graduated on 21 September 2017 with a PhD on doctoral education (very meta) at Macquarie.

/ 3 October, 2017