Category: Featured

Featuring our best stories and articles.

Introducing PLaCE: the framework for learning and teaching staff development

The Professional Learning and Capability Enhancement (PLaCE) framework sets out the capabilities for the professional practice of teaching and teaching support at Macquarie.

/ 24 September, 2020

A new process to prepare exams

Changes for the November 2020 exam period aim to improve the quality of exams and the student experience.

/ 23 September, 2020

Discover your Voice: Prepare your voice for online teaching delivery

Vocal and breathing exercises to warm up your voice so you can record effective online teaching materials and ensure you don’t damage your most important instrument!

/ 18 September, 2020

Get the scoop on what your students think

Reading MQScoop, our University's student blog, is a useful way of reconnecting and reflecting on how our interactions with students shape their experience at Macquarie.

/ 4 September, 2020

Blended synchronous learning – an example from professional practice

This post shares a few techniques the MQBS Co-op team, the students and I are using to retain interactive discussions and activities in the blended synchronous environment.

/ 3 September, 2020

Spotlight on practice: Beating the COVID blues and teaching online – John Knox

His students consider him a 'knowledge master' when it comes to helping them learn online. Here, John Knox (Linguistics) shares his thoughts on what works for him when teaching online.

/ 24 August, 2020
DFAT Briefing in Canberra

Is there an undiscovered global leader in your classroom?

With a focus on cross-cultural understanding, leadership, international issues, innovation, and entrepreneurship, the Global Leadership Program provides students with the knowledge, skills and networks they’ll need to advance in their professional and personal lives.

/ 18 August, 2020

Studying during COVID-19: insights from Sociology and Gender Studies students

Research with Sociology and Gender Studies students indicates that flexible arrangements that account for students’ lived realities are key to satisfaction and wellbeing. Written by Dr Charlotte Overgaard and Dr Saartje Tack.

/ 28 July, 2020

Returning to campus: small group classes with an online option

In Session 2, 2020 we return to on campus teaching for small group classes such as tutorials and seminars, but students will have the choice of an online option for those unable to return or who choose to continue their...

/ 27 July, 2020