Category: Arts

From the Faculty of Arts.

Introducing ARTS1000

Article by Dr Jayde Cahir and Sonia Saddiqui Using the DDI methodology, the Faculty of Arts has been busy creating ARTS1000 Humanities and the World through a collaborative process involving students, academics and industry partners. Here’s a snapshot of what...

/ 19 July, 2019

The VR Underground

The story of creating VR versions of Caves in China. Also, Portable VR rigs delivered from the Reality Embedded In Motion (REIM) project are now available.

/ 25 June, 2019

“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

Design, Develop, Implement (DDI)

What is DDI? As universities seek to refresh their courses in order to deliver a curriculum that is responsive to the evolving nature and needs of the community, the process of curriculum renewal itself has become an increasingly researched topic.   One such methodology for curriculum renewal – Design, Develop, Implement...

/ 6 May, 2019

Video based assessment in non-media subjects

Video based assessment is being used in a variety of ways across Macquarie. Check out the summary of this presentation from the Festival of Assessment on the topic.

/ 2 May, 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

Need feedback on your unit?

Wondering how your unit is being received by students? Are the intention of your unit reaching and benefiting student learning?

/ 29 March, 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

Assessing Participation

Assessing class participation is increasingly becoming part of the mainstream learning and teaching education experience for university students and instructors. This form of assessments most frequently falls under the category of continuous, formative assessment. In other words, it is assessment...

/ 25 March, 2019