All posts by Olga Kozar

I'm a 'long-term' Mq girl. I did my PhD here and taught different courses, ranging from undergrad to PhD students. I then joined the Learning Innovation Hub, which I love. I'm passionate about good learning and teaching. Give me a shout if I can assist you in any way.

Olga at the staff circus workshop

Defensive pessimism and self-handicapping: Helping students

Olga shares some lessons from the Staff Wellbeing Week circus skills workshop that can help educators deal with defensive pessimism in students.

/ 8 November, 2018
global classroom workshop

Top Takeaways from the Global Classroom Workshop

Top tips from a workshop that got ‘sold out’ just 2 days after being advertised: understanding how to engage and communicate with international students.

/ 31 October, 2018
plants growing

Top 5 Tips To Make Feedback Effective

To conclude the 5-part Coffee Course on Feedback, we draw out the Top 5 tips to help make feedback most effective.

/ 15 October, 2018
MUIC DDI

5 Tips To Refresh Your Curriculum

As the new Curriculum Architecture is picking up steam and there is an increasing number of curriculum re-design projects across campus, here are some top tips for curriculum refreshment.

/ 10 October, 2018
watering plants

Coffee Course Day 5: Building Student Confidence and Practical Examples Of Feedback

For our final instalment in the Coffee Course Feedback For Learning, we encourage educators to get students involved in the feedback process through predicting feedback and self-regulation.

/ 2 October, 2018
watering plants

Coffee Course Day 4: How To Make Feedback Effective

Day 4 of the Coffee Course on Feedback for Learning looks at the how - be selective, embrace technology options, and foster students' feedback literacy.

/ 24 September, 2018
watering plants

Coffee Course Day 3: Feedback Timing

They say timing is everything, and it can be particularly crucial for the feedback experience. The key is to provide feedback with enough time for students to use it effectively to improve and advance their study.

/ 18 September, 2018
watering plants

Coffee Course Day 2: The Role Of Emotions In The Feedback Experience

Giving and getting critical feedback can be an emotional experience. Here we look at ways to help both you and your students navigate the emotions and power dynamics of the feedback experience.

/ 29 August, 2018
typewriter

Cracking the HEA Code: How To Write Reflectively

The HEA Fellowship program is now well established at Macquarie. Are you currently writing your application or are thinking about it in the future? Here I share some tips and insights on how to tackle the tricky 'reflective' writing style...

/ 29 August, 2018