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All posts by Bettina Pfaendner

Bettina is a creative mind, lecturer for film and television, media and communication, and a Learning Designer by heart. What is more fulfilling than helping others to learn!

“How do you change their mind?” Dame Jane Goodall

When Dame Jane Goodall visited Macquarie University on the occasion of speaking on the Compassionate Leadership and Effective Advocacy day, I was fortunate to see her in action. Her work was groundbreaking, not only for deepening our understanding of primates,...

/ 8 June, 2019

The humble Wiki

by Cathy Mewes and Bettina Pfaendner In the process of teaching students we are in a constant wave of decision making: How do we transmit our content knowledge in a way that sticks with the learner and enables them to...

/ 1 May, 2019

“Thank you for a wonderful training session!”

15 casual academic tutors followed the invitation of the FoA L&T team on the 21st of March to get together and share their experience of first time teaching at Macquarie University in the Faculty of Arts. “It was impactful” In...

/ 25 March, 2019

Are we digitally competent?

Learn about your strengths and improvement areas in digital technologies for teaching and learning with this special tool designed to improve digital competence in academic teaching in higher education.

/ 29 November, 2018

A Thousand Tiny Universities – My Impressions From HERDSA

At this year's HERDSA, Associate Professor Barbara Grant introduced the idea of "A Thousand Tiny Universities", a way to address current movements in the sector.

/ 24 July, 2018